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aileron
02-23-2009, 6:10 AM
Cool! Probably wont go anywhere, but still cool. :D

http://www.chattanoogan.com/articles/article_145174.asp


Bill Filed To Ban Microstamping Of Guns
posted February 20, 2009

Sen. Doug Jackson, D-Dickson, has filed legislation that would ban the sale of “microstamped” firearms and ammunition, calling them an infringement on the Second Amendment right to bear arms.

California has passed a law mandating microstamping of firearms, “and I predict that Tennessee will pass a law banning it,” Sen. Jackson said.

Called the “Second Amendment Protection Act,” the bill would outlaw sale of firearms and ammunition that are laser-engraved, or microstamped, to identify the buyer of the firearm or ammunition after it has been shot.

“This process does little to track criminals, but it does a lot to eclipse our Second Amendment right to bear arms,” Sen. Jackson said.

Microstamping would lead to the establishment of a registry or database of gun-owners who are guilty of nothing more than owning a gun, the senator noted. “A firearm registry is a preamble to gun confiscation. And the law-abiding American gun owner would have to pay the added costs it would incur.”

He said the legislation "points out that microstamping would do little to fight or solve crime" because:

Most guns used to commit crimes are purchased illegally, many of them stolen, so a microstamp ID would be meaningless.

Microstamping can easily be removed from a firearm with simple tools.

Most guns do not eject shell casings, which is where the microstamp mark is found.

Microstamping wastes money that could be used on proven crime-fighting methods that give results.

“Just last year, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that each citizen has a constitutional right to bear arms,” Sen. Jackson said. “But we have to be diligent if we are to protect that right.

“Microstamping is meaningless technology that threatens the Second Amendment.”

Sen. Jackson filed the legislation Feb. 12 as Senate Bill No. 1908. If passed, it would amend Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 39, Chapter 17, Part 13.

Sen. Jackson represents Dickson, Giles, Hickman, Humphreys, Lawrence and Lewis Counties.

lazyworm
02-23-2009, 7:01 AM
:dupe: http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=156490

aileron
02-23-2009, 7:03 AM
ARggh.... MODS delete.

Toolbox X
02-23-2009, 2:44 PM
The duped thread is titled: Why can't they all think this way
This thread is titled: Bill Filed To Ban Microstamping Of Guns

Which one does a better job describing what the thread is about?

Perhaps there wouldn't be so many duped threads if people would title them in ways that a less clever and more useful.

kermit315
02-23-2009, 8:39 PM
man, the weirdness continues: first AB 357, now this. Things have gotten all topsy turvy.

sorensen440
02-23-2009, 8:42 PM
The duped thread is titled: Why can't they all think this way
This thread is titled: Bill Filed To Ban Microstamping Of Guns

Which one does a better job describing what the thread is about?

Perhaps there wouldn't be so many duped threads if people would title them in ways that a less clever and more useful.
The worst are the ones they say "check this out"

ke6guj
02-23-2009, 8:59 PM
man, the weirdness continues: first AB 357, now this. Things have gotten all topsy turvy.

realize that this bill is regarding Tennessee law, not CA law. The TN legislator is attempting to prevent the microstamping law from ever becoming law in TN. It has nothing to do with CA.

Gryff
02-23-2009, 9:43 PM
Why do we get all the idiot Democrats, and other states get ones that aren't so off the deep end?

sorensen440
02-23-2009, 9:45 PM
Why do we get all the idiot Democrats, and other states get ones that aren't so off the deep end?
It has to do with biodynamics

PolishMike
02-23-2009, 9:52 PM
Most guns do not eject shell casings, which is where the microstamp mark is found.

whiskey tango foxtrot?

Gryff
02-23-2009, 10:04 PM
It has to do with biodynamics

Really? I thought they were just drawn to the beaches.

sorensen440
02-23-2009, 10:15 PM
Really? I thought they were just drawn to the beaches.
Could be that

yellowfin
02-23-2009, 10:45 PM
Why do we get all the idiot Democrats, and other states get ones that aren't so off the deep end?Because when they see the off the deep end behavior or precedent coming, they squash it and kick them out. Someone like Newsome or Feinslime or whatshisname mayor of LA get socially shunned, their kids uninvited from being part of their age groups, don't get mortgages approved, etc. People in real states don't put up with the garbage that flies here long enough for it to get entrenched, and because it isn't entrenched it isn't allowed to go far enough to pull the absurd crap they do here.

yellowfin
02-23-2009, 10:46 PM
Really? I thought they were just drawn to the beaches.Nope, lots of places have beaches that don't get overrun by the vermin that exist here.

Gryff
02-23-2009, 11:48 PM
Because when they see the off the deep end behavior or precedent coming, they squash it and kick them out. Someone like Newsome or Feinslime or whatshisname mayor of LA get socially shunned, their kids uninvited from being part of their age groups, don't get mortgages approved, etc. People in real states don't put up with the garbage that flies here long enough for it to get entrenched, and because it isn't entrenched it isn't allowed to go far enough to pull the absurd crap they do here.

You mean their major newspapers don't run a front-page congratulation when their mayor fathers an illegitimate child through an adulterous affair. Or they don't re-elect a mayor who sleeps with his best friend's wife and then checks into rehab?

What the hell are those people thinking?

kermit315
02-24-2009, 5:25 AM
realize that this bill is regarding Tennessee law, not CA law. The TN legislator is attempting to prevent the microstamping law from ever becoming law in TN. It has nothing to do with CA.

still, it is two pieces of legislation that are basically backlash to others. I like it.:chris: