Effective at what?
Posted by aogFriday, 18 October 2002 at 10:08 TrackBack Ping URL

An associate sent me a link to this story. The money quote is

CA AG silences critics

Shockingly, the California experts were silenced by California's pro-gun control Attorney General Bill Lockyer. One panel member said he was gagged by the AG's office, not only about the study, but about the entire topic.

The AG's office acknowledged in an interview it favored a ballistics fingerprinting system and denigrated its study as "preliminary" pending a review by a lone European expert. No explanation was offered for not having FBI, ATF or other U.S. ballistic experts review the report.

Is anyone who has been paying attention surprised? It's standard policy that when a crime involving guns gets wide play then laws are proposed that impact about everyone except for the actual criminals. As Instantman says, "it's not paranoia if they really are out to get you".