I don't think it would be a bad idea to allow tag "locking". The trouble is, we have some deprecated tags which we don't want to accept new questions for, but we can't just burninate mindlessly. The primary example of this is the homework tag. It's supposed to be obsolete, but new questions flood in every day because people don't take the time to read the tag description.
Locking a tag (or alternatively, deprecating it) would allow the removal of such tags from questions but not addition. As a fallback, questions can still be rolled back to a state where they possessed the tag in case a poor edit is made, but it cannot be added manually.
Without such a feature, I fear that the homework tag is here to stay.