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Maryland Report on Ballistic Imaging Shatters Gun Tracking Myths


A report by the Maryland State Police that recommends repeal of a law requiring collection of ballistic imaging information "shatters one of the favorite myths of gun control extremists," the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms (CCRKBA) said today.

In its progress report on the Integrated Ballistics Identification System (IBIS), the Maryland State Police Forensic Sciences Division recommends that "this program be suspended, a repeal of the collection of cartridge cases from current law be enacted and the Laboratory Technicians associated with the program be transferred to the DNA database unit." So far, Maryland has spent $2.5 million over the past four years, with nothing to show for it. The report admitted, "Guns found to be used in the commission of crime...are not the ones being entered into" the system.

Got that, folks? Registration doesn't solve crimes. California tried it and said it didn't work in an official evaluation. Now, Maryland says it doesn't work. As we all know, both California and Maryland are poster-children for gun control.

According to this report, the only thing the ballistic imaging program was "successful" in accomplishing was reducing the sale of handguns in the state... at least, reducing the sale of handguns tracked by that system. As such, we can expect gun control advocates to defend the program fiercely, although they will probably not admit to why.

But we know why: they want to reduce the number of firearms available to ordinary people. They don't care about reducing violence or how someone can protect themselves without a firearm. They just care about getting rid of the guns.

Well, America is mad as hell and we don't intend to take it anymore.


A report by the Maryland State Police that recommends repeal of a law requiring collection of ballistic imaging information "shatters one of the favorite myths of gun control extremists," the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms (CCRKBA) said today.

In its progress report on the Integrated Ballistics Identification System (IBIS), the Maryland State Police Forensic Sciences Division recommends that "this program be suspended, a repeal of the collection of cartridge cases from current law be enacted and the Laboratory Technicians associated with the program be transferred to the DNA database unit." So far, Maryland has spent $2.5 million over the past four years, with nothing to show for it. The report admitted, "Guns found to be used in the commission of crime...are not the ones being entered into" the system.

Got that, folks? Registration doesn't solve crimes. California tried it and said it didn't work in an official evaluation. Now, Maryland says it doesn't work. As we all know, both California and Maryland are poster-children for gun control.

According to this report, the only thing the ballistic imaging program was "successful" in accomplishing was reducing the sale of handguns in the state... at least, reducing the sale of handguns tracked by that system. As such, we can expect gun control advocates to defend the program fiercely, although they will probably not admit to why.

But we know why: they want to reduce the number of firearms available to ordinary people. They don't care about reducing violence or how someone can protect themselves without a firearm. They just care about getting rid of the guns.

Well, America is mad as hell and we don't intend to take it anymore.


This entry was published Sat Sep 24 10:43:35 CDT 2005 by TriggerFinger and last updated 2005-09-24 10:43:35.0. [Tweet]

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