How to Catch the Sniper

Philidelphia Daily News – WASHINGTON SNIPER HAS A FRIEND IN NRA

Ballistics have long allowed police to link a bullet to a particular gun. So if they ever find this killer and his weapon, they can clearly connect rifle and crime.

But what if you could reverse the process and link a gun to a particular bullet? The technology now exists for every gun’s ballistic “fingerprint” to be kept on file. In this way, police could instantly know which specific gun was used in the commission of a crime and track down the owner.

But who has opposed this sensible idea? The NRA. The organization has bullied Congress into refusing to set up a national registry of guns.

If I lived in the conservative suburbs around Washington, D.C. I’d be re-thinking my position on supporting these clowns.

Thanks to MWO for pointing to this.