Saturday, May 19, 2007

Microstamping Part Deux!

It seems that lawmakers are once again trying to revive the failed technology long trumpeted in California. Only this time, they're trying to do it at the national level. I had hoped it would have been dropped since it has been proven to be too costly and too easy to defeat, but that is not the case.

Criminals could defeat microstamping with simple hand tools, sand paper, replacement firing pins, revolvers, picking up their brass, reloading, collecting and then planting other peoples brass...if I've forgotten any, please let me know.

From the article:

"Rep. Xavier Becerra, D-Calif., arranged for Friday's demonstration in a basement firing range in the Rayburn House Office Building. He and Sen. Ted Kennedy, D-Mass., are crafting a microstamping bill that aides said has law enforcement support.

"A month ago we saw the reason we need to take action," Becerra said, referring to the Virginia Tech massacre April 16."

"There are ways we can reduce gun violence in America in a smart way, in an effective way and a way that doesn't infringe on anyone's personal ownership rights," he said."

So he's seriously stating that microstamping could have/would have somehow magically stopped Cho from killing 32 people? What kind of twisted logic is that?

What is this guy smoking, because I want some!

It doesn't help either that he has paired himself with "The Frogman Of The Chappaquiddick" in an attempt to get his failed technology/ignorant legislation rammed through congress. Why is it that most gun control legislation is written and/or cosponsored by people with a (D) after their names?

Let's hope this dies a quick and painful death.

Many thanks to Ride Fast and Shoot Straight