A national poll conducted for Mayors Against Illegal Guns in the spring of 2008 found that 77% of Americans favor requiring all guns sold in the U.S. to have a ballistic fingerprint, which allows police to determine from what gun a bullet was fired.1

A national survey conducted for Mayors Against Illegal Guns in January 2007 found that 82% of respondents, including 75% of gun owners, favor requiring all guns sold in the U.S. to have a ballistic fingerprint.2

An October 2002 poll conducted for ABC News asked respondents whether they favored a law requiring every gun sold to be test-fired so law enforcement would have its ballistic fingerprint in case the firearm was used in a crime. Seventy-three percent of respondents support ballistic fingerprinting – 82% of non-gun owners and 61% of gun owners favor the law.3

Notes
  1. Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research & the Tarrance Group for the Mayors Against Illegal Guns, Americans Support Common Sense Measures to Cut Down on Illegal Guns 6, (Apr. 10, 2008), available at http://www.mayorsagainstillegalguns.org/downloads/pdf/polling_memo.pdf. ⤴︎
  2. Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research & The Tarrance Group for the Mayors Against Illegal Guns, Strong Public Support for Tough Enforcement of Common Sense Gun Laws (Graphs) 19 (Jan. 23, 2007), available at http://www.greenbergresearch.com/articles/1849/2630_MAIGslides.pdf. ⤴︎
  3. ABC News Poll Conducted by TNS Intersearch (Oct. 16-20, 2002), available at http://pollingreport.com/guns2.htm. ⤴︎