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Taggants do not infringe upon the 2nd amendment

I just finished reading the well-written article about a better way to track a bomber ("Taggants can help authorities trace explosives, but they're not used today because of NRA opposition," May 1). I was shocked and dismayed to learn that the NRA has successfully pressured Congress into not requiring taggants to be placed into explosives. The use of taggants would in no way infringe on the Second Amendment.

The article discussed the 1979 case of James McFillin. I can attest to the fact that were it not for the use of taggants, that case would never have been solved. I, along with Judge Sally Chester, who was my associate at the time, represented Mr. McFillin.

Jack Rubin

Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun
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