WASHINGTON — Collecting ballistic "fingerprints" from millions of new guns would create a database that would be too unreliable to be useful in solving gun crimes, a team of scientists said Wednesday
"Ballistics testing is only as useful as the number of images in the database," Sen. Herb Kohl, D-Wis., said while pushing for the database in 2002.
Actually, the opposite is true, Wednesday's report said. The larger the database, the more errors the computer will return.
:laugh:Neither Kohl nor other lawmakers who supported the database proposal had any immediate comment on Wednesday's report.