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jak67429
November 25, 2009, 04:14 PM
Wisconsin: “Micro-stamping” and “Lost or Stolen” Legislation To Be Heard in Committee next Week!
Please Contact the Committee Members!

On Tuesday, December 1 at 11:00 A.M., the Wisconsin State Senate Judiciary Committee will consider two anti-gun bills, Senate Bill 174 and Senate Bill 367. Both of these bills would infringe on rights of law-abiding gun owners and have no impact on crime.

SB 174 would require micro-stamping technology on all newly manufactured handguns sold in Wisconsin . If passed, the bill would require newly sold handguns to micro-stamp a unique code onto the cartridge case upon firing. This unproven technology will increase the cost of firearms, potentially putting them out of reach to some consumers. However, since no manufacturer currently sell a firearm capable of micro-stamping a cartridge case, it will effectively ban new handguns in Wisconsin . In addition, criminals could easily remove the microscopic codes from the firearm using using any number of commonly-owned household tools. This dangerous legislation needs to be defeated.

SB 367 would require gun-owners to report lost or stolen firearms within a 48-hour period or face fines and possible imprisonment. If passed, this legislation could turn law-abiding gun owners --who have already been victimized by theft--into criminals for failing to report the loss of theft of a firearm within the require timeframe.

Please contact the Senate Judiciary Committee members listed below and respectfully urge them to vote NO on SB174 and SB367. Contact information can be found below.

Chairman Senator Lena Taylor (D-4)

(608) 266-5810

Sen.Taylor@legis.wisconsin.gov



Vice-Chair Senator Jim Sullivan (D-5)

(608) 266-2512

Sen.Sullivan@legis.wisconsin.gov

Senator Jon Erpenbach (D-27)

(608) 266-6670

Sen.Erpenbach@legis.wisconsin.go

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ClayInTX
November 27, 2009, 12:30 PM
Consider this:

The equipment to micro-stamp a cartridge case when fired would be such as to render a gun unusable due to its size and unaffordable due to its complexity; that’s any gun not on a carriage of some kind.

Not all theft is robbery. Some are burglary and the owner might not be aware of this for days, weeks, months. Who runs an inventory every morning?

It might be well if this legislation DID pass. It is so insanely ridiculous that it would make the Wisconsin Legislature appear to the world as a collection of humans more stupid than any that ever walked the face of this earth. Even Europeans would laugh at them. Even California might chime in. Backlash should then take care of that.

These bills SHOULD come out of committee and go to the floor and every vote recorded. Were these proposed in jest?

MinnMooney
November 27, 2009, 07:21 PM
I'm your neighbor to the west (that's Minnesota to those who think of us as the fly-over states) and have wondered why a state with such a rich and varied hunting history could be so anti-guns. The right-to-carry laws in Wisc suck and they, of course, have no reciprocity with any other state.
It's certainly not the people who live in 95% of the area of Wisconsin, it's those who live in the big, crime-ridden urban areas that vote in the idiots who love to strip rights from our constitution. Minnesota is better but much improvement is needed here, also.

turbojohn41
December 1, 2009, 03:58 PM
SB 367 was removed on Monday, one day before the hearing. Flynn, MAiG and Jeri B, the head WAVE goul, must not have gotten their lie lines fully rehearsed.

Well the discussion of SB174 (firearm micro-stamping) just ended. It sounds like (once again) the Milwaukee Representatives never did any homework on the issue. It also sounds to me that now that this board has heard some information on micro-stamping, this bill will die. It was a joke, and Cali. is going to have real problems starting Jan. 1st (Cali. passed this into law). One person that represents firearm manufacturers told the board that not one manufacturer in America produces any firearm with this micro-stamping, so in effect, there will not be one handgun that will be able to be sold in the state of Cali. after Jan 1st. Heck of a thought Eh?

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