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Thursday, January 30, 2014

If gun makers opposed to 'microstamping' help murderers, so do CA police chiefs

Speaking of doubts about the efficacy of "microstamping" as a crime-fighting tool, for all the gun ban zealots' complaints about "the gun lobby" suppressing research-based solutions to "gun violence," there was a bill in Congress in 2010 providing for the Attorney General to arrange with the National Academy of Sciences to complete a study on microstamping. The bill was introduced by Representative Dan Boren (D-OK), and had eight co-sponsors, three of whom were also Democrats. As it turns out, all nine can point to at least reasonably pro-gun voting records and fairly high NRA grades.

Not a single proponent of "microstamping" in Congress supported this bipartisan plan for scientific study of the technology. It's almost as if they lacked confidence in what would be found in such a study, even one coordinated by an Attorney General with a clear hostility to gun rights, and a long history of manipulating junk "science" to undermine those rights. [More]

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Anonymous said...

Under any identification system, the most that can be done is trace a firearm to the last person who legally bought it. Microstamping is worthless for investigating crimes committed with stolen guns. And the technology is easily defeated. A criminal can erase the stamp in a few seconds with a file. They could even switch firing pins to mislead investigators. And a law-abiding gun owner could accidentally wipe out the micro stamp while cleaning the gun. And, to trace the weapon, the investigators need to recover the shell casings. That might work with automatics, but not with revolvers, which don't automatically eject the expended shells.

Anonymous said...

I see no reason why law enforcement weapons should be exempt from a microstamping requirement. Even when a police officer justifiably shoots a criminal, the shooting has to be investigated, including test firing the weapon.