A Missouri Lawmaker Wants to Ban Blockchain Gun Tracking

A Missouri lawmaker wants to prevent blockchain from being used to track firearms – in most cases, that is.

State Representative Nicholas Schroer (R-107), public records show, is introducing a bill that would make it illegal to use a distributed ledger and other types of decentralized databases to hold firearm owner information.

The draft measure states:

“It shall be unlawful to require a person to use or be subject to electronic firearm tracking technology or to disclose any identifiable information about the person or the person’s firearm for the purpose of using electronic firearm tracking technology.”

The act provides for some exceptions, however. Those carve-outs cover law enforcement officials, sellers who use a distributed ledger or similar technology to report sales to the state, and firearm owners who have provided written consent to have their weapons tracked on a ledger…

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