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    Maryland guts gun-control ‘ballistic fingerprint’ program after zero hits in 15 years

    Handguns sold in Maryland have for 15 years been fired by the manufacturer ahead of sale in preserve “ballistic fingerprints” that might let criminals investigators match spent casings to specific firearms. Having solved zero cases at a cost of millions of dollars, however, key components of the state’s Responsible Gun Safety Act of 2000 are being laid to waste.

    As Maryland pulls the plug on its ballistic fingerprints program, individuals familiar with the effort say the state spent millions of dollars accumulating and managing hundreds of thousands of shell casings that failed to ever give authorities a smoking gun with respect to criminal investigations.

    http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/...ingerprints-p/

    Maryland scraps gun "fingerprint" database after 15 failed years

    http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/mar...107-story.html

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    I saw that ... but they are keeping the casings and the crappy database that is useless. Good job comrades.

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    Quote Originally Posted by davidmcbeth View Post
    I saw that ... but they are keeping the casings and the crappy database that is useless. Good job comrades.
    No final determination yet.

    "The General Assembly, in repealing the law, authorized the state police to sell off its inventory for scrap."

    "....state police have no immediate plans to turn the collection into scrap metal, as the legislature suggested."

    http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/mar...107-story.html
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    AFAIk, MSP stopped data entry a while back. All the casings are stored in an old bomb shelter under the MSP HQ building in Pikesville, MD.

    Great job MD.

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    Quote Originally Posted by swinokur View Post
    AFAIk, MSP stopped data entry a while back. All the casings are stored in an old bomb shelter under the MSP HQ building in Pikesville, MD.

    Great job MD.
    Sort them by caliber and sell 'em to reloaders. Flood the market with dead end engraved rounds = no difference.
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    Maryland Scraps Useless Registration Program

    http://www.foxnews.com/us/2015/11/10...ntcmp=obinsite


    After fifteen years and ZERO cases cases solved, Maryland is finally ditching its "Bullet ID" Program. $5 million spent and 300,000 casings collected. All for nothing.

    Another control program bites the dust. How many more are out there that amount to the same thing: a total waste of taxpayer money and time?
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    http://forum.opencarry.org/forums/sh...ts-in-15-years

    Someone beat you to this topic. ^^^

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeSchaine View Post
    http://www.foxnews.com/us/2015/11/10...ntcmp=obinsite


    After fifteen years and ZERO cases cases solved, Maryland is finally ditching its "Bullet ID" Program. $5 million spent and 300,000 casings collected. All for nothing.

    Another control program bites the dust. How many more are out there that amount to the same thing: a total waste of taxpayer money and time?
    Quote Originally Posted by davidmcbeth View Post
    http://forum.opencarry.org/forums/sh...ts-in-15-years

    Someone beat you to this topic. ^^^
    Threads merged.
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    Which other states have this law? I recently purchased a handgun in AZ and didn't come with a spent casing. Does this have anything to do with that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by crackersillo View Post
    Which other states have this law? I recently purchased a handgun in AZ and didn't come with a spent casing. Does this have anything to do with that?
    http://forum.opencarry.org/forums/sh...n-spent-casing

    Folks can reply to the new thread cracker made linked above ^^

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