ballistic fingerprinting

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identification of the gun that fired a bullet from an analysis of the unique marks that every gun makes on the bullet it fires and on the shell ejected from it

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After the sale of the weapon, it will be mandatory for the dealer to test-fire the weapon twice and submit the bullet\'s shell to a forensic lab where the ballistic fingerprinting of the weapon will be kept for records.
A report in The Washington Post quoted a spokesperson for the Brady Center To Prevent Gun Violence as saying ballistic fingerprinting would have, "solved this crime (the D.
Or taken another way, if ballistic fingerprinting in one form or another is acceptable for the common good, what about other, greater risks to society?
Ballistic fingerprinting might have helped catch the Washington-area sniper earlier and thus saved lives, but adopting such a policy would doubtlessly lead determined killers to seek untraceable guns on the black market.
And if we include an extra $10 per gun for ballistic fingerprinting of all 200 million guns, we add another $2 billion to the bill.
Jack Scott said Tuesday he will propose legislation requiring the ballistic fingerprinting of all new guns in California.
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