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Offline Rapunzel

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Gun microstamping could close American factories
« on: October 06, 2012, 05:50:40 PM »
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Re: Gun microstamping could close American factories
« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2012, 09:08:26 PM »
Two of the points the article makes are very important.  First, that firing pins can be easily replaced makes microstamping utterly beside the point - stamping the VIN number of a car on the engine block and the frame only makes sense because those parts of a car are very difficult to replace.

Second, the threat of criminals leaving someone else's spent casings at a crime scene.  When I used to shoot at the range I always collected all my spent brass, but there was plenty of empty brass lying around on the ground from other shooters.  It's not too far-fetched to think that the author's hypothetical situation would happen more than once.  'Course, it wouldn't stop the call for microstamping until some Albany bigwig has the "pleasure" of experiencing a SWAT raid first-hand because he didn't pick up all of his brass from the firing range.

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