Maryland scraps gun "fingerprint" database

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Maryland scraps gun "fingerprint" database

Postby AlanM » Mon 09 Nov 2015 6:17 am

Maryland scraps gun "fingerprint" database after 15 failed years

Millions of dollars later, Maryland has officially decided that its 15-year effort to store and catalog the "fingerprints" of thousands of handguns was a failure.

Since 2000, the state required that gun manufacturers fire every handgun to be sold here and send the spent bullet casing to authorities. The idea was to build a database of "ballistic fingerprints" to help solve future crimes.

But the system — plagued by technological problems — never solved a single case. Now the hundreds of thousands of accumulated casings could be sold for scrap.
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Re: Maryland scraps gun "fingerprint" database

Postby dewittdj » Wed 11 Nov 2015 3:37 pm

Gee, I'll take the hundreds of thousands of cartridges off their hands... poor government schmucks... :disgusted:
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Re: Maryland scraps gun "fingerprint" database

Postby ingfam03 » Wed 11 Nov 2015 5:38 pm

To bad this doesn't make the main stream media.
It might cause other states to think about things before spending tax payers money.

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