You know, State Police Superintendent MacLeish is not a very good liar.
"The electronic records never posed a threat, MacLeish said. 'The info was in an electronic file that no one did anything with,' MacLeish said."
"An employee in the state police Firearms Transaction Approval Program noticed Vansickle's age and gender, and brought the sale to an immediate halt... MacLeish said the initial call taker 'was concerned this individual never purchased a weapon before.'"
So nobody knew about this file and nobody did anything with it... yet this clerk not only knew about it,. but knew how to access it so swiftly and automatically that he was able to bring a sale to an "immediate halt."
Superintendent, please be on the lookout for your pants, which are on fire.
Liberals don't mind this sort of thing. It falls under the "reasonable" part of those restrictions they're always calling for. Let me be the first to call utter bullshit on a "technical glitch" which resulted in the formation of a database that goes back at least seven years and probably much further. Given that I install databases and their attendant infrastructure for a living I can tell you that if a mere "glitch" could create databases, I would need a new line of work.
Databases are a pain in the ass to create and maintain which is why it takes significant time, effort and yes, money to do so. Even smaller ones become fragile over time. Seven years worth of data on gun ownership for an entire state? Created by a "glitch"? Bull. Fucking. Shit.
Thomas MacLeish is either a liar or woefully ignorant of technologies used by his department. Either one is grounds for immediate dismissal and prosecution.
Don't worry about it. You don't own a gun so what's the harm.