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Topic - Joe Vince
And tough-on-crime lawmakers can't have it both ways, said Joe Vince, a former ATF special agent and current criminal justice program director at Mount St. Mary's University.
"After 9/11, federal law enforcement was criticized because we didn't connect the dots and prevent things from happening," he said on a conference call organized by the advocacy group Mayors Against Illegal Guns (MAIG). "Now, in essence, what we've seen in the last decade is that looking at firearms and firearms information ... literally we've taken the dots off the table to be connected."