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31 January 2005

Washington Post, Editorial

Barely a year after singing the praises of a law requiring gun makers to submit ballistics data on every handgun sold in Maryland, state police have declared it a dud and want it repealed. At first glance their reasoning appears sound: Since the law took effect in 2000, the information gathered has not significantly aided a single criminal investigation. The cost so far, much of it for setting up the system: $2.6 million over the four years. That's not a lot of bang for... (

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