The sniper spree in the D.C. area has spawned calls for "ballistic fingerprinting" of firearms. Sen. Charles Schumer, New York Democrat, announced he would introduce legislation for a national program. The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence told The Washington Post that ballistic fingerprinting would have "solved this crime after the first shooting." But an October 2001 report by California state ballistics experts-hushed up by the California attorney general`s office-concludes ballistic fingerprinting isn`t feasible right now.
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