Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by usmarine0352_2005, Nov 8, 2015.
I wonder, if like micro-stamping, this great and wunnerful anti-gun crime-fighting tool was sold to the politicians by lobbyists for the vendors of the Holy Batman! Gee Whiz Gimmick.
Wasn't the Canadian long gun registry (that failed to deliver any crime-fighting wonders as promised and was repealed after 17 years) also promoted by those with a buck to make, lobbyists for the computer industry that benefited from the establishment of a national registry of rifles and shotguns?
o Hillary will make a national ballistic fingerprint database part of her campaign platform.
o Media Matters will blame Fox News and John Lott for undermining the "fingerprint" database with faux research.
The problem, Parris, is that you don't HAVE either logic or common sense.
Now if we can just get MD to scrap the rest of their oppressive gun control laws, that would be AWESOME!
Then maybe I can quit worrying about carrying/transporting firearms in my vehicle whenever I'm visiting a brother in the DC/Manasas area and might be driving around various places that cross over into MD.
Lots of "good ideas" don't work out in the real world.
I'm surprised they had the character to admit they were wrong.
If you had used logic and common sense in the first place you wouldn't have wasted so much of the taxpayers hard earned money on such a flawed and worthless program.
Kudos for finally realizing that some 15 years later.
Bad news - we got the (un)SAFE Act.
Since I'm a programmer let me tell you for such a system they would need a form of document imaging (the photos of such things as the fired bullets, fired cartridge cases, another related marks) of each and every gun shipped into Maryland. That means a forensics team to do test every gun and another team to do the input of the data. Plus a network to allow any agency to access the data (VPN probably.) Plus on the other end another team to make images of the evidence found, transmit it, and hope the images are clear enough to evaluate against those on the database.
It's alot more complex than that but thats just a start of what it would take.
So it failed. Bet they used some good-old-boys who had connections to the legislature to get the cushy jobs. Course it failed.
Michigan has a handgun registry, too. To my knowledge, it hasn't put a single criminal behind bars, let alone return a stolen pistol to its rightful owner.
I would like to see it go away.
Slightly better news: the "SAFE" Act's ammo BG check database was scrapped when the state gov realized it was going to cost them $100 million to get it up and running. Suddenly "safety" wasn't so "urgent." Now we can buy ammo online again -- for the time being.
The amount of government waste is scary on flawed laws. But they succeeded in raising the price of almost every new firearms sold in Maryland. That was a win for progressives.
If there's anything I learned about NCIS (NIS back in the day, when I first learned this valuable lesson), it's that NCIS isn't there to learn the "truth". They're there to investigate and gather enough evidence to get a conviction.
And that's EXACTLY how their questioning goes, too.
The lessons I took away from that were:
1. If you're being questioned, do NOT waive your rights.
2. If you're being questioned, do NOT answer anything without your attorney present.
I have never watched NCIS, except briefly in passing when other people were watching. It has no real practical basis in reality, legal or otherwise.
So the valuable lesson for OTHER people to take away from this is:
"TV shows are for ENTERTAINMENT, not legal advice."
Yes one.. billion, not million, dollars.
So you see Maryland got off cheap.
Ever so thankful was I, after watching President Obama spend us trillions more into debt during his time in office, when he froze my annual cost of living for three consecutive years because we must all make sacrifices to limit spending and debt.
And a grateful man I was when he then deigned to give me a paltry 1% annual cost of living pay raise for the next two years, as he jacked the federal minimum wage up 39.3% in one fell swoop.
You guys are so unappreciative.
Hair Sample Analysis = Junk Science
Psychological Profiling = Junk Science
Fingerprint Analysis = Junk Science
Fire Pattern Analysis = Junk Science
Blood Spatter Analysis = Junk Science
Bite Mark Analysis = Junk Science
Bullet Lead Analysis = Junk Science
Firing Pin Analysis = Junk Science
Ballistic Analysis = Junk Science
Basically the whole of Forensic Science - isn't.
Remember how "scientists" would say that the chances that a DNA match was wrong was "a one in a million chance?" Turns out it is more like 1 in 3. Kinda shakes your belief in the system, a little.
Or maybe a lot...
Did anyone inform these " geniuses" that as simple tools firearms are easily modified and polished. Any chamber and boltface can be polished in minutes to render the "registry" useless. DUH!
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