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.
|Past Meetings - 2013|
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.
The SWGGUN Chair reported the following contacts and actions since the last meeting:
- The Chair relayed the most current information he had obtained about the formation of the National Commission on Forensic Science which will be administered through the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Guidance Groups which will be administered through National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).
SWGGUN has developed a new document titled “Guidelines for Barrel and Overall Length Measurements for Firearms.” This document will be available for public comment for 60 days. You can access the document by clicking here.
If you have comments or suggested revisions or questions in reference to this new document please go to our "Contacts" page and submit your suggestions to either Scott Doyle or myself.
Andy Smith, SWGGUN Chairman
The SWGGUN was not able to hold its usual in-person Fall meeting in 2012 due to financial constraints of its parent funding body. SWGGUN instead conducted an official Fall meeting via a conference call in October 2012 in-lieu of the preferred in person congregation of the board. Fifteen members of the board attended the conference call with seven members absent.
SWGGUN was unfortunate to have 3 members step down from the board. Jeff Foggy (1 year), Travis Spinder (6 years), and Charles Clow (7 years) have all decided to move on to bigger and better things in their lives. The SWGGUN Chair personally thanks them for their hard work and dedication to the field of Firearm and Tool Mark Identification as well as to SWGGUN as they were all integral to the success of this board and wishes them the best in their future endeavors.
Due to the loss of these three board members SWGGUN recently held elections for their replacements. The SWGGUN Chair is happy to announce that the following 3 members have joined the board as of November 2012: