If Senator Miller's concern is that law-abiding Marylanders should not have to give the government their fingerprints, he's got a lot of legislating to do. State and local laws require tens of thousands of people to provide their fingerprints as a condition to get a license to do everything from teach school to ride racehorses. We require fingerprints from police officers, liquor store owners, lottery retailers, driving instructors, nurses, casino workers, locksmiths, mortgage originators and more. Calvert County even makes palm readers hand over their fingerprints. If we believe it protects the public to get fingerprints from all those people, why not handgun purchasers?