Thursday, June 17, 2010

It's your turn to shoot YOUR mouth off about micro-stamping

I don't usually get too political, but I'm always keeping my eye on the battles over the 2nd Ammendment. I know you probably don't read my blog for political information, so I will only post something if I think it's truly important...

What do you know about micro-stamping technology? Were you aware that California already has enacted similar legislation? Did you know that Wisconsin is considering legislation which would require all new handguns sold in the state to have this technology?

I'm not going to go into much detail about micro-stamping other than to say that it's an unproven technology, and that if our state (or any other state) enacts these laws, it would effectively ban all new handguns in the state because no firearm manufacturers sell anything capable of micro-stamping. Any bill that could put an effective ban on any type of firearm is a major threat to the 2nd Ammendment, but also to our state's commerce and the livelihood of many gun shop owners.

Just this week, legislation similar to Wisconsin's Senate Bill 174 was voted down in the state of New York. It fell just two votes short of passing, and has since been "tabled". The bill is not entirely dead, and the politicians will try to lobby one another to gain those two votes so they can pass that bill. If the New York bill passes, it will definitely help the cause of the Wisconsin bill.

I e-mailed all of the senators from New York that voted against the bill to show my support for them and to encourage them to continue to vote against this legislation. I urge you to do the same and then leave a comment below letting me know you've done it. Here's what I sent them (feel free to copy, paste, and edit my e-mail below if you don't feel like coming up with your own):


Thank you for voting against S6005

Thank you for voting against New York State Senate bill S6005. I'm not a citizen of your state, but what you have done has implications across the country. My state (Wisconsin) is also considering micro-stamping legislation, and if it passes, it will most definitely hurt commerce and the livelihood of many business owners.

Your continued stance against this legislation will show the rest of the country that this unproven technology should not be relied upon at the expense of law-abiding citizens and companies.

Thank you for your time and public service.

Dan Murphy
Milwaukee, WI

For more information about micro-stamping, visit this link:

For more information about the New York legislation, visit this link:


Dave Eberhart said...


Sam Carr said...

Cardinal rule in journalism: Who? What? Where and when. I didn't get enough 'What"?

Thanks for Blogging.

Sam Carr

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