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24 October 2002

Boston Globe

Spurred by the Washington, D.C.-area sniper, Boston police officials, lawmakers, and handgun control advocates yesterday called for the creation of a ballistic "fingerprint" database in Massachusetts to better keep track of new firearms. The idea of a ballistic database, to record the unique characteristics of shots fired by each newly manufactured weapon, has been championed by gun control advocates for several years, but had not gained political attention until the... (

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