Study it to Death

Firearms microstamping study bill introduced in U.S. House.

The National Shooting Sports Foundation is applauding Congressman Dan Boren (D-Okla.) for introducing legislation in early July (H.R. 5667) that directs the U.S. Attorney General to work with the National Academy of Sciences to conduct a comprehensive study of firearm microstamping.

Why?

Because it doesn't work, the NSSF maintains -- a fact that will become evident if the process is studied.

Study results will, hopefully, derail efforts in some states, such as New York, to require microstamping.

Firearms microstamping is a patented process that laser engraves the firearm's make, model and serial number on the tip of the gun's firing pin so that, in theory, it imprints the information on discharged cartridge cases. "Every independent study to examine the concept of microstamping has determined that it does not function reliably and is flawed," The NSSF maintains.

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