Committee on Judiciary, Corrections, Insurance, Campaign Finance Reform, and Housing PUBLIC HEARING
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
11:00 AM - or immediately following the executive session, whichever is later.
411 South - State Capitol
Senate Bill 174 - Relating to: creating a microstamping requirement for certain handguns, certification of compliance with the microstamping requirement, requiring the exercise of rule-making authority, and providing penalties.
By Senators Coggs and Taylor; cosponsored by Representatives Young, A. Williams, Turner, Berceau, Grigsby, Colon, Richards, Kessler, Sinicki and Pasch.
From the NRA-ILA:
Problems with "Micro-Stamping"
- "Micro-stamping" has repeatedly failed in tests.
- "Micro-stampings" are easily removed.
- Most gun crimes cannot be solved by "micro-stamping," or do not require "micro-stamping" to be solved.
- Most criminals get guns through unregulated channels.
- "Micro-stamping" would increase gun thefts, home invasions and burglaries, and expand the black market in guns..
- Most guns do not automatically eject fired cartridge cases.
- Only a small percentage of guns would be "micro-stamped."
- Most violent crimes don't involve guns. According to the FBI, 3/4 of violent crimes, including 1/3 of murders and 3/5 of robberies, are committed without guns.9
- "Micro-stamping" would waste money better spent on traditional crime-fighting and crime-solving efforts.
- "Micro-stamping" would expose police departments to lawsuits if officers fired "unsafe handguns."
Contact your State Senator and let them know you are against the bill.