GUN Maryland Ballistic "Fingerprinting" Scheme Proves A Failure At Crime Solving

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  1. Welsh0913

    Welsh0913 OT Supporter

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    -American Rifleman February 2004, page 76
    :rant2: Maryland fawking sucks.
     
  2. GlocksRock

    GlocksRock Glock > You

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    These people just don't get it do they?
     
  3. Joe_Cool

    Joe_Cool Never trust a woman or a government. Moderator

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    Nope. But it's still a good idea. After all, it's impossible to change a gun's "ballistic fingerprint". To do that, you'd have to abrade - or even swap out - the barrel, and file the striking surface of the firing pin.

    Which everybody knows is very, very difficult.

    :rolleyes:
     
  4. Trouser Trout

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    Could be worse. Canadian government has spent over $1billion on gun registry, which has helped nothing, yet people are dying in hospital waiting rooms & hallways.
     
  5. footratfunkface

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    no, the surface of the firing pin changes over time. that's one of the reasons this "fingerprinting" idea is retarded. in a matter of a hundred rounds, the firing pin could make different indentations in primers. also, it's not that hard to change firing pins and barrels on most pistols. you don't need to undergo a background check in order to buy new ones, so it's not the old barrels and firing pins are in there for life.

    also, like everything else done with the intention of "stopping gun violence", this is really just a way to crack down on gun ownership. i don't even agree with background checks. to me, if you can't trust someone with a firearm, then why are they out of jail? you let them out, and they can obtain hundreds of other weapons, and still get guns illegally, and drive a vehicle capable of attaining high speeds and killing numerous people in one wreck, but you won't let them own firearms? then put them back in jail. and if they've done something that warrants being in prison for more than 5 years, when they get out, they're just going to be useless anyways, so you might as well just execute them. to me, prison should be tough. it should also rehabilitate and teach skills. it should also be short, and to the point. if you can't trust them with firearms, don't trust them out on the streets at all.
     
  6. Platinum_Thunder

    Platinum_Thunder Reliability for life and liberty

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    And they call right wingers stubborn
     
  7. Jago

    Jago It helps if you hit it.

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    :rofl: i love our government.
     
  8. 7

    7 First comes smiles, then lies. Last is gunfire.

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    this appears to be one of those ideas that looked good on paper :ugh:
     
  9. Platinum_Thunder

    Platinum_Thunder Reliability for life and liberty

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    Actually, it doesn't even look good on paper :o
     
  10. 7

    7 First comes smiles, then lies. Last is gunfire.

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    good point :o
     
  11. Joe_Cool

    Joe_Cool Never trust a woman or a government. Moderator

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    In case anyone missed it, my post was pure sarcasm. I was actually trying to make the exact opposite point - that it's a stupid idea. I just don't want there to be any confusion.
     
  12. Welsh0913

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