What if you could imprint every bullet with the unique signature of the gun which fired it? That’s the goal of California’s bullet microstamping law, which takes effect in 2010. But does microstamping work? Scientists studying the technology say it will produce more false hopes and high costs than evidence. Supporters say that victims, families, and investigators deserve all the help they can get.

How to ID a Bullet 20 June,2008QUEST Staff

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