Tomorrow, October 5, the Joint Committee on Judiciary will hear several important firearm-related bills, including legislation requiring micro-stamping. For a full listing of all bills on the committee agenda, click here.
Senate Bill 835, sponsored by state Senator Anthony Petruccelli (D-East Boston), would require an electronic database system to be used by those who sell, rent or lease firearms to record detailed information about the purchaser of a firearm or ammunition. S.835 would also mandate that all semi-automatic firearms manufactured or delivered to any licensed dealer in Massachusetts would be capable of micro-stamping ammunition. This bill would vastly increase the cost of these firearms and will likely result in firearms manufacturers not selling these firearms in Massachusetts.
Micro-stamping is unproven technology, is easily circumvented by criminals, and will be very costly to gun owners. Please contact members of the Joint Committee on Judiciary TODAY and urge them to oppose S.835. Contact information for this committee can be found here.