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Librarian
11-27-2007, 7:14 PM
Providence Journal, "Advocating a new tool against crime (http://www.projo.com/news/content/Gun_Stamping_11-27-07_Q981754_v12.27036b5.html)"
PROVIDENCE — Sgt. Robert Boehm, Providence police armorer, knelt down and squeezed off four shots from a .40-caliber Smith & Wesson semiautomatic pistol into a special firing chamber set up in the garage of the Public Safety Complex.

As he did so, U.S. Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse, Mayor David N. Cicilline, other officials and news reporters watched with their fingers in their ears for protection against the reverberation.

When the sergeant was done, he fished out of an attached heavy-duty plastic box the shell casings that had been flung free of the pistol when the bullets exploded from those casings. And he handed them off for examination of their distinctive markings by the officials and reporters under a stereomicroscope placed on a table in the auditorium of the building.

The view through the microscope — the illuminated percussion cap on the end of a casing — was shown on a large screen, and inventor Todd Lizotte explained the display.

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California last month enacted a microstamping law and similar legislation is being considered in Massachusetts, Wisconsin and Maryland. The enactment by California, a huge state, heartened microstamping advocates because of its potential ripple effect.

WokMaster1
11-27-2007, 7:33 PM
Providence Journal, "Advocating a new tool against crime (http://www.projo.com/news/content/Gun_Stamping_11-27-07_Q981754_v12.27036b5.html)"

PROVIDENCE Sgt. Robert Boehm, Providence police armorer, knelt down and squeezed off four shots from a .40-caliber Smith & Wesson semiautomatic pistol into a special firing chamber set up in the garage of the Public Safety Complex.

As he did so, U.S. Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse, Mayor David N. Cicilline, other officials and news reporters watched with their fingers in their ears & thumb up their arses for protection against the reverberation.

When the sergeant was done, he fished out of an attached heavy-duty plastic box the shell casings that had been flung free of the pistol when the bullets exploded from those casings. And he handed them off for examination of their distinctive markings by the officials and reporters under a stereomicroscope placed on a table in the auditorium of the building.

The view through the microscope the illuminated percussion cap on the end of a casing was shown on a large screen, and inventor Todd Lizotte explained the display.

...

California last month enacted a microstamping law and similar legislation is being considered in Massachusetts, Wisconsin and Maryland. The enactment by California, a huge state, heartened microstamping advocates because of its potential ripple effect.


I took the liberty in adding on my thoughts..:(

RRangel
11-27-2007, 8:08 PM
Not surprising at all. He's pitching his wares to anyone who will listen. I hope they're smart enough not to buy it.