The President and congressional Democrats are lining up behind the idea of banning anyone who appears on the government's "no fly" list from purchasing a firearm. Their logic is simple: if you can't fly on an airplane, why should you be able to buy a gun?
Fifteen years and millions of taxpayer dollars went into Maryland's ballistic "fingerprint" database -- a system the state wanted to use to help it solve crimes involving guns. It never worked, never solved a single crime, and is now being shut down:
The anti-gun crowd is in quite a stir these days. Enough so that we worry about the state of their mental health. Case in point: this New York Daily News item regarding the National Rifle Association: