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Police organizations on Earth, where kidnappings are frequent, eventually came to realize they were no longer able to deal with the kidnapping problem themselves. Certain states and regions now allow negotiators a certain level of police authority, such as entering houses related to investigations and possessing firearms the general public is normally not permitted to own. Negotiators are required to file annually with the authorities regarding any firearms they wish to own, and are also required to file a monthly report stating if, and how, they have used their privileges. However, many people in America have questioned this practice, with the country having yet to ratify the Koontz gun control bill. Critics argue such allowances only add to the gun problem.
Jonathan Ingram, who negotiates with kidnappers in his line of work, also has negotiator privileges.