One-even if the RFID output matches/confirms the serial number of the label on the box, that is not sufficient to prove what serial number of the (or what the contents are for that matter) of the box actually are. The SN is the weapon, not a facsimile-ask any ATFE agent. I can imagine a single digit skip in the RFID sequence and the serial number on the weapon- then you have 100s of dirtibutors with mismatched guns/records-fun fun!!
Two- I’d bet as soon as a RFID chip was placed on a weapon, removing one would be the same violation as “defacing or removing” a serial number. Already on the books, just needs a procesutor to weave the web....
Real life example- we used to have bar code labels on on weapons in a unit I served in. I took over a XO and did a 100% inventory of arms room. The physical serial number and the label on one weapon did not match. The preovous XO knoew this. I tried to change teh label to reflect teh real number- Logistics declared that to be a violation of sensitive items registry and forbade me. I broughtthte weapon ( a small arm) to teh Chief of Log, and he ran teh actual number int eh system and came up with a weapon assigined to a unit in Italy. We were at Fort Hood TX.
Took six months to work out the fix-in the end, the “virtual “number was used, and my weapon had a serial numnber change made at depot level. Fabrique National had to be informed and told to adjust its serial number inventory of the M240C coaxial MGs.... makes lots of sense, huh? FN came back and said “NO”, that number is used also-on a sequential weapon (I told the Army that probability existed). I left long before the glitch was resolved, if ever. I was XO for 18 months. Also, with liberal use of Breakfree and dry-cleaning fluid, the labels adhesive eventuially dissolved and labels went missing....
Any tool for big brother is a bad one.
Can’t disagree with that.
Didn’t think about the “deface or remove” issue.