This is a discussion on FOUND a gun within the Off Topic & Humor Discussion forums, part of the The Back Porch category; Originally Posted by Sig229 Actually it isn't BS. In Maryland and a few other states they keep records of all ballistics from bullets in thats ...
yeah we have fingerprinting in NYS...do a search on COBIS (COmbined Ballistic Identification System) if you are interested. Ballistic testing for all new handguns sold. Some interesting stats as of 10/1 if you are interested...
Number of Guns in system: 140,360
Money Spent: $22,666,666
Years spent: over 5
Average number of guns per month purchased by NYers: 2,030
Number of COBIS "hits": 2
Number of crimes solved: 0
of the "hits" one was for a misdemeanor and took 4 years to get the hit...the statute of limitations had expired. the other hit was from someone who claims their gun was stolen and the officers on this investigation described it as a "weak" case.
not really on topic, but I found it interesting