A2882A, A2914, A4618, AND A6030
ENTRY OF EVIDENCE EXHIBITS INTO CoBIS & ADD NEW DATABASES
A3477/S1188, A4618 & A5695
ADD RIFLES AND SHOTGUNS TO CoBIS
A5427 & A6388/S1152
SPECIAL NOTE: The CoBIS law is an example of how a feel good bad gun law gets passed, accomplishes nothing except adding the cost of a gun purchase to gun purchasers, and then expands to include every firearm. Hunters and shooters take note. COBIS has cost tens of millions of dollars and has accomplished nothing. In 2012 COBIS was defunded and the restrictive and costly practice has ceased.
CoBIS was developed as a reference ballistic image database (RBID), unitary in nature, that would house a large number of exhibits. This results in a large database comprised of exhibits that are nearly identical except in very small details. The technology has not proven itself capable of making the needed distinction. This represents an attempt to detect what is essentially a low-base-rate phenomenon in a population that is, by definition, composed of nearly identical specimens. Any subset of potential matches would be too large to be of use in the manual comparison needed to determine if a true match exists.
We oppose the inclusion in CoBIS of rifles, shotguns, or any subset of them. This would incur a great deal of expense and aggravation for little or no investigative benefit.
We oppose the entry of crime source exhibits in CoBIS. This is not its purpose and degrades its use as a testbed. Evidence exhibits should only be matched against CoBIS. NIBIN is the system for processing evidence.
As it has been proven both costly and ineffective in its intended purpose, we support the prompt termination of CoBIS as proposed in A5427 and A6388/S1152.
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