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Rhode Island Microstamping Bill to be Considered Tuesday, June 10!

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Please Contact the Members of the House Finance Committee Today! 

House Bill 7834, the "microstamping" proposal 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) will be heard in the House Finance Committee early next week.  The bill was pulled from the agenda of the House Judiciary Committee several weeks ago after proponents sensed a lack of support in the House Judiciary Committee, typically the panel with expertise on firearms-related legislation.  The bill's sponsors had it referred to another committee.

HB7834 would 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 such a manner that these marks are transferred to the cartridge case upon firing.  The technology can easily be defeated with common household tools, has no public safety value, and will add substantially to the cost of the firearm.

HB7834 will be heard on Tuesday, June 10 in the Trainor Hearing Room, Room 35 of the State House.  It will be considered at the Rise of the House, whenever business for the day ends, usually between 4:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m.

We urge members to attend the hearing, which will be televised.  This will be a great opportunity for NRA members to show their opposition to HB7834.  If you are unable to attend the hearing, you can still help by contacting the members of the House Finance Committee IMMEDIATELY and respectfully urging them to oppose HB7834!  Contact information can be found below.

House Finance Committee

State Representative Steven M. Costantino (D-8) – Chairperson
(401) 521-1313
rep-costantino@rilin.state.ri.us

State Representative Kenneth Carter (D-31) – Vice Chair
(401) 294-9183
rep-carter@rilin.state.ri.us

State Representative William San Bento Jr. (D-58) – Secretary
(401) 727-0276
rep-sanbento@rilin.state.ri.us

State Representative Joseph S. Almeida (D-12)
(401) 467-7033
rep-almeida@rilin.state.ri.us

State Representative Raymond C. Church (D-48)
(401) 762-1875
rep-church@rilin.state.ri.us

State Representative Elizabeth M. Dennigan (D-62)
(401) 434-8525
rep-dennigan@rilin.state.ri.us

State Representative J. Russell Jackson (D-73)
(401) 848-7979
rep-jackson@rilin.state.ri.us

State Representative Robert B. Jacquard (D-17)
(401) 943-7799
rep-jacquard@rilin.state.ri.us

State Representative Peter L. Lewiss (D-37)
(401) 596-9951
rep-lewiss@rilin.state.ri.us

State Representative Victor G. Moffitt (R-28)
(401) 821-1299
rep-moffitt@rilin.state.ri.us

State Representative Carol A. Mumford (R-41)
(401) 647-3251
rep-mumford@rilin.state.ri.us

State Representative Eileen S. Naughton (D-21)
(401) 738-7928
rep-naughton@rilin.state.ri.us

State Representative Henry C. Rose (D-63)
(401) 435-5921
rep-rose@rilin.state.ri.us

State Representative John A. Savage (R-65)
(401) 437-0466
rep-savage@rilin.state.ri.us

State Representative John P. Shanley, Jr. (D-35)
(401) 789-9055
rep-shanley@rilin.state.ri.us

State Representative Thomas C. Slater (D-10)
(401) 461-4554
rep-slater@rilin.state.ri.us

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