McLaughlin: Microstamping Costs Jobs, Does Not Save Lives

Legislative Statement by Assemblyman Steve McLaughlin (R,C-Melrose)
June 19, 2012

Today, I spoke on the Assembly floor regarding legislation that would require firearms producers to implement microstamping on ammunition, a process that leaves tiny, unique imprints on every fired round. This unproven technology wonít deter criminals from committing gun crimes; it would only deter manufacturers from creating and maintaining jobs in our great state.

Microstamping is yet another attack on law-abiding gun owners by out-of-touch downstate politicians who cannot grasp the simple fact that regulations such as these have no bearing on the criminals who commit gun crimes. Itís time that government starts focusing on stopping illegal firearms, rather than stamping out our Second Amendment rights as legal gun owners.