All too often, really bad ideas are made law. Less often, those bad ideas are repealed. A case in point is a Maryland law, creating a ballistic database.
Fifteen years ago, the Maryland legislature mandated that all guns sold in Maryland be fired and an empty case be kept on file with the state. It’s hard to tell whether its progressive proponents really believed it would be a brilliant crime solving tool or merely wanted to inconvenience gun owners and suppress their numbers. In any case, after 15 years, not a single crime solved, and millions of tax dollars wasted, the law is no more.
The good folks over at Bearing Arms have been kind enough to publish my article: Maryland: The Happy Death Of A Bad Idea. If you have a few minutes, it may be worth your time, and as always, your comments are much appreciated, there and here.