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Friday, November 27, 2009

SB174 - Microstamping on handguns bill - PUBLIC HEARING on December 1

Committee on Judiciary, Corrections, Insurance, Campaign Finance Reform, and Housing

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

11:00 AM - or immediately following the executive session, whichever is later.

411 South - State Capitol
SB 174

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.

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