Instead of telling the truth - that ballistic "fingerprinting" had been studied, tested and found useless - "60 Minutes" resurrected the story apparently to advance its own anti-gun agenda for a central federal registry of legal guns and lawful gun owners.
This NRA-commissioned video scientifically and conclusively debunked ballistic "fingerprinting." NRA took the video to "60 Minutes"' Morley Safer, who reviewed it but ran a misleading story anyway. Clearly, "60 Minutes" is willing to lie to the American people.
The conclusion: Ballistic "fingerprinting" is a myth as a crime-fighting tool, but instead a political instrument aimed at national registration of firearms. Watch this riveting Ginny Simone report from April of 2003. This segment did not air.