Wisconsin Ammo Microstamping Bill to be Heard Next Week
Madison, Wis. —-(AmmoLand.com)- Two anti-gun bills — Senate Bill 174 and Senate Bill 367 — in the Wisconsin state legislature are gaining steam, and a committee hearing is scheduled for next week, Tuesday, December 1 at 11:00 A.M..
SB 174 is the much-hated micro-stamping technology bill, which would require all newly manufactured handguns sold in Wisconsin to have microstamps on the firing pin. Of course, these unique identifiers will be tied to a database.
The idea behind this dangerous bill is that the firing pin would 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,” said NRA-ILA. “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, dubbed the so-called “Lost and Found” bill, would require gun-owners to report lost or stolen firearms within a 48-hour period. Failuer to do so could result in fines and even 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,” the NRA alert said.
Contact the State Senate Judiciary Committee members below, urging them to vote NO on SB174 and SB367.
Chairman State Senator Lena Taylor (D-4)
Vice-Chair State Senator Jim Sullivan (D-5)
State Senator Jon Erpenbach (D-27)
State Senator Glenn Grothman
State Senator Randy Hopper
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