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Rhode Island “Microstamping” Legislation Awaiting Consideration!

Friday, March 7, 2008

Pending consideration in Providence are Senate Bill 2720, introduced by State Senators, Harold Metts (D-6), Juan Pichardo (D-2), and Paul Jabour (D-5), and its companion, House Bill 7834, sponsored by State Representatives Joseph Almeida (D-12), Edith Ajello (D-3), Anastasia Williams (D-9), Grace Diaz (D-11), and Joanne Giannini (D-7).  Both bills seek to ban the sale of semi-automatic handguns not equipped with so-called "microstamping" technology.  

Microstamping is an unproven technology that would require identifying marks to be etched into the firing pin and breech face of a firearm in a manner that these marks are transferred to the cartridge case upon firing.  The technology can easily be defeated with household tools, has no public safety value, and would add substantially to the cost of the firearm.  Both measures are pending in the Senate and House Judiciary Committees respectively. 

Please contact members of the State Senate and State House Judiciary Committees and urge them to oppose S2720 and H7884!

Clerks Office for State Senate Committee on Judiciary 401-222-6625

State Senate Committee on Judiciary
 

State Senator Michael J. McCaffrey (D-29) (Chairperson)
sen-mccaffrey@rilin.state.ri.us

State Senator Charles J. Levesque (D-11) (Vice Chairperson)
sen-levesque@rilin.state.ri.us

State Senator Leonidas P. Raptakis (D-33) (Secretary)
sen-raptakis@rilin.state.ri.us

State Senator Leo R. Blais (R-21)
sen-blais@rilin.state.ri.us

State Senator Daniel P. Connors (D-19)
sen-connors@rilin.state.ri.us

State Senator Paul V. Jabour (D-5)
sen-jabour@rilin.state.ri.us

State Senator Christopher B. Maselli (D-25)
sen-maselli@rilin.state.ri.us

State Senator John F. McBurney III (D-15)
sen-mcburney@rilin.state.ri.us

State Senator Harold M. Metts (D-6)
sen-metts@rilin.state.ri.us

State Senator Rhoda E. Perry (D-3)
sen-perry@rilin.state.ri.us

State Senator John C. Revens Jr. (31-D)
sen-revens@rilin.state.ri.us

Clerks Office for State House Committee on Judiciary 401-222-2258

State House Committee on Judiciary 

State Representative Donald J. Lally Jr. (D-33) (Chairperson)
rep-lally@rilin.state.ri.us

State Representative Gregory J. Schadone (D-54) (Co-Vice Chairperson
rep-schadone@rilin.state.ri.us 

State Representative Timothy A. Williamson (D-25) (Co-Vice Chairperson)
rep-williamson@rilin.state.ri.us

State Representative Edith H. Ajello (D-3) (Secretary)
rep-ajello@rilin.state.ri.us

State Representative Jon D. Brien (D-50)
rep-brien@rilin.state.ri.us

State Representative David A. Caprio (D-34)
rep-caprio@rilin.state.ri.us

State Representative Bruce J. Long (R-74)
rep-long@rilin.state.ri.us

State Representative Nicholas A. Mattiello (D-15)
rep-mattiello@rilin.state.ri.us

State Representative William J. McManus (R-46)
rep-mcmanus@rilin.state.ri.us

State Representative J. Patrick O'Neill (D-59)
rep-oneill@rilin.state.ri.us

State Representative Peter G. Palumbo (D-16)
rep-palumbo@rilin.state.ri.us

State Representative Amy G. Rice (D-72)
rep-rice@rilin.state.ri.us

State Representative Joseph H. Scott (D-39)
rep-scott@rilin.state.ri.us

State Representative Raymond J. Sullivan Jr. (D-29)
rep-sullivan@rilin.state.ri.us

State Representative Donna M. Walsh (D-36)
rep-walsh@rilin.state.ri.us

 

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