Sharing Databases

An interesting bit of news on the East Coast the other day. New York's' Mayor Bloomberg and Baltimore Mayor, Sheila Dixon, have announced that they plan to launch a database that will allow them to share information on known gun offenders. The new database is allegedly being established to make it more difficult for illegal gun dealers to do business up and down the East Coast along the I-95 corridor.

With gun laws in New York state already among the most strict in the United States, one has to wonder what the state is missing that it feels the necessity to establish yet another database.

-Todd Smith