ballistic fingerprinting


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Related to ballistic fingerprinting: Forensic ballistics
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Noun1.ballistic fingerprinting - 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 itballistic fingerprinting - 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
identification - evidence of identity; something that identifies a person or thing
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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.
Remember how the anti-gun crowd cheered almost to the point of tears when Maryland became the first state to adopt a ballistic fingerprinting law?
Certainly you remember the loud hue and cry for a federalized "ballistic fingerprinting" system that arose in the wake of the Washington, D.C., area "sniper" shooting spree.

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