A movie gun database could save lives.
https://t.co/hJ1eYfP5j1 pic.twitter.com/JQtDzW3nV7 — Axios (@axios) September 16, 2018 The FBI is still in the process of trying to acquire a movie gun.
In November, they filed a motion to obtain a search warrant.
This week, the Justice Department sent a memo to FBI Director James Comey saying the bureau would continue to pursue the movie gun search warrant application and will seek a court order requiring the company that owns the database to make the database available to the government.
“There is a great deal of uncertainty regarding the future of the movie-gun database and the Department of Justice’s commitment to ensure that its availability is properly safeguarded and protected,” the memo said.
The Justice Department also said the FBI has asked the National Institute of Justice to review the data, “to ensure that it remains available for law enforcement use in the future.”
“The National Institute for Justice is reviewing this request and will determine whether it should take further steps,” a spokesperson told Axios on Wednesday.