They believe it would be an effective way to use technology to reduce incidents of violent crime.
Members of the clergy and community leaders gathered at the Westside Baptist Ministers Conference to present their suggestion. They say barcode imprints would make it easier for law enforcement officials to track the source of bullets used in violent crimes and could also help lead to the arrest of criminals.
"We think this solution will help solve some of these crimes that exist in the city of Chicago and across the country," said Calvin "Omar" Johnson, Workship Coalition founder.
The clergy members say they plan to work with their congressmen to draft legislation on this issue.