Since Maryland has a "ballistics registry" how does that work for used handguns? Any new gun bought in the State has to have a fired casing with it. Does that simply not apply to used guns or can you not buy a used handgun in Maryland?
It would seem that if used handguns are exempt then the ballistics registry is even more of a waste than I originally thought.
A bit of background on Ballistics fingerprinting, since a commenter requested it. It was enacted in 2000 in MD, has cost $2.5 million, and has not resulted in a single conviction since then. Even the MSP oppose the registry.