Residents of greater Washington, after weeks of siege, could finally stand up straight when police apparently closed in on the infamous sniper. The public-event cancellations and school lockdowns had real effects on nearly everyone?s lives and psyches. Predictably, some politicians exploited the episode for partisan gain. Databases such as that proposed in HR 408, the Gun Ballistics Safety Act of 2001, contain ballistics records from firing each new gun before it is sold. Even cursory research into so-called gun fingerprinting casts doubt on its usefulness.
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