The Firearms & Toolmarks Subcommittee focuses on standards and guidelines related to the examination of firearm and toolmark evidence. This includes the comparison of microscopic toolmarks on bullets, cartridge cases, and other ammunition components and may also include firearm function testing, serial number restoration, muzzle-to-object distance determination, tools, and toolmarks.
Erica Lawton, Subcommittee Chair, Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences; University of South Alabama
Todd Weller, Subcommittee Vice Chair, Weller Forensics, LLC
Melissa Oberg, Subcommittee Executive Secretary, Indiana State Police
Cassey Allen, Texas Department of Public Safety
Carey M. Alvarez Bacha, Unified Metropolitan Forensic Crime Laboratory
Zachary Carr, Johnson County Sheriff's Office Criminalistics Laboratory
Eric Collins, Contra Costa County (California) Office of the Sheriff, Forensic Services Division
Jason Crafton, Missouri State Highway Patrol Crime Laboratory
William Demuth, II, Illinois State Police, Division of Forensic Services
Stefanie Happ, El Paso County Sheriff's Office
Stephanie Madon, Iowa State University (Human Factors Representative)
Max Morris, Ph.D., Iowa State University (Statistics Representative)
Rebecca Mullen, Arkansas State Crime Laboratory (Quality Representative)
Michael Neel, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives
Nicholas Petraco, City University of New York
James (Steve) Scott, Federal Bureau of Investigation - TEDAC Laboratory
Maneka Sinha, University of Maryland Carey School of Law (Legal Representative)
Erich Smith, Federal Bureau of Investigation
Johannes Soons, National Institute of Standards and Technology
Michael Stocker, National Institute of Standards and Technology
Ted Vorburger, National Institute of Standards and Technology/Stratevia
Note: Subcommittee position statements or responses to data collections by the subcommittee do not necessarily represent the position of OSAC or NIST.
These documents may contain information that can help forensic scientists, judges, lawyers, researchers, and other readers to better understand the nature, scope, and foundations of the individual disciplines as they are currently practiced. The identification of these documents does not represent an endorsement by OSAC or NIST. Only standards that are posted on the OSAC Registry and Technical Guidance documents are endorsed by OSAC. These documents may be subject to copyright. Note: Subcommittee position statements or responses to data collections by the subcommittee do not necessarily represent the position of OSAC or NIST.