Maryland spent millions on gun database that solved no crimes. – Baltimore Sun
Maryland imposed an unworkable law that burdened all handgun owners in the state for years. The politicians promised a system to link an expended shell casing to the gun that fired it. The system never worked even after 16 years of upgrades, tests and trials. The broken cartridge case identification system was finally scrapped. The political forces that forced this failed system onto the citizens of Maryland still hold sway in Annapolis.
Five million dollars later, Maryland has officially decided that its 15-year effort to store and catalog the “fingerprints” of thousands of handguns was a failure.