The purpose of SWGGUN is to develop a series of consensus guidelines for the firearm and toolmark discipline and to disseminate SWGGUN guidelines, studies, and other findings that may be of benefit to the forensic community. The SWG meets twice annually.
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SWGGUN has developed two new documents titled “Guidelines for the Documentation of the Examination of
Tools and Toolmarks” and "Guidelines for the Documentation of the Examination of Ammunition and Ammunition Components".
These documents will be available for public comment for 60 days. You can access the documents by clicking here.
If you have comments or suggested revisions or questions in reference to these new documents please go to our "Contacts" page and submit your suggestions to either Scott Doyle or myself.
Andy Smith, SWGGUN Chairman
SWGGUN has recently approved the following two documents for publication:
The Foundations of Firearm and Toolmark Identification
In 2005, the SWGGUN formed a Science Committee that was tasked to conduct a comprehensive review of all pertinent and related documents in the toolmark identification discipline in order to determine the reliability of their conclusions in judicial proceedings. During the course of this review, the SWGGUN Science Committee also examined the scientific rudiments upon which this discipline is based. The purpose of this study was to chronicle the origins and evolution of the discipline of firearm and toolmark identification as a science. View Report...
Code of Ethics
Individuals practicing in the field of Firearm and Toolmark Identification will be guided by those practices and procedures which are generally recognized within the discipline to be consistent with a high level of professionalism. Read More...
The SWGGUN met in Kansas City for their annual meeting from April 8-10, 2013. Thirteen members of the Board were present for the meeting with nine absent.