"Catastrophic" Hardware Failure in MSP background check system
So... honest question... what is to keep the State from slow-rolling a fix? Could they conceivably hold licenses and purchases indefinitely, if they "can't" (or won't) get the system back up? I see no legal imperative for them to prioritize this. Even a law suit could drag a response out several years if they wanted. Is this a new angle? Gun control by IT incompetence?
Wow. If only there were a system where they could just submit their data and participate in a national program to do this...
This is what can and will happen when a LE agency is the sole POC for NICS. As such, MSP LD should have that authority taken from them. I remember the fiasco of 2013 and a lot of people not even getting the "Not Disapproved" back on the 77R's. Hell, I was one of those people in a private sale!
Furthermore, it shows that MSP can cut off all gun sales in MD if they want to by claiming a "technical issue" once the LGQL get enacted. MSP has been able to strip the right, not only by enforcing the HQL, but also by being able to have a "technical issue" at will.
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