Feasibility of a California Ballistic Identification System: Assembly Bill 1717 (Hertzberg) (Stats. 2000, Ch 271) Report to the Legislature. By Attorney General Bill Lockyer California Department of Justice. (The Department, Sacramento, California) January 2003. 13 p.
Full Text at: caag.state.ca.us/newsalerts/2003/03-013_report.pdf
["In his report, Lockyer noted the success of a current national ballistic fingerprinting system that keeps track of spent cartridges and bullets used in crimes. Expanding that program to catalog fingerprints from newly manufactured firearms sold in California 'has the potential to be a great crime-solving tool. However, our analysis concludes that today's technology is not yet adequate to handle the volume associated with adding all new guns to the database and still provide useful information for investigators.'" San Francisco Chronicle (January 30, 2003) A15.]