What was the viewpoint of the US President – before & after the Washington Sniper shootings – of a ‘National Ballistics Fingerprint Network’?
What group is opposed to a ‘National Ballistic Fingerprinting Network’ – give two reasons for their opposition?
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“Questions have emerged about the _______________ of the technology. A Wall Street Journal editorial points out that unlike __________________ or ___________________, gun “fingerprints” _________________ over time as the gun is _________________ __________________.
However, Joe Vince, the former chief of crime guns analysis branch of the ATF says that after __________________ firing a gun, its “fingerprints” can still be ___________________. “We test-fired a gun __________________ times, and the technology was able to ______________________ the first round with the last round,” Vince told the New York Times.”
Why is the creation of a National Ballistic Network or Database said to be a “daunting” task?
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Why does this author believe that the fact knowing that the .223 caliber bullets obtained from the Washington Sniper shootings “…is not much help…”?
How many guns in the US have not been fingerprinted and as a result can not be traced?
What could be the “ultimate failure” of a national ballistic fingerprinting database? What would a criminal likely do if such a database existed?
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