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14 January 2003

Los Angeles Times

Local political leaders and Los Angeles Police Chief William J. Bratton on Monday urged Congress to adopt a national gun fingerprinting system that would use each weapon's unique markings to identify those used in killings. Appearing at a Boyle Heights street corner where a 19-year-old Marine was killed in February, Rep. Xavier Becerra (D-Los Angeles), Mayor James K. Hahn, Councilman Nick Pacheco and Bratton said police need more tools to go after criminals with guns,... (

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