I love the first line, "New York's seven-year-old database of handgun "fingerprints" has yet to lead to a criminal prosecution"
And under comments:
Since Sgt. Swoboda "noted that the typical time between the legal purchase of a gun and the time it is used in a crime is seven to 10 years" I guess we can conclude several things:
1) waiting periods following the purchase of a firearm are of zero value, duh!
2) criminals do not procure their guns through legal sources such as gun shops, gun shows, or lawful private citizens, double duh!