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08-02-2007, 04:58

The first draft of a law to make FFLs provide ballistic fingerprinting records of all handguns sold in MI hit the legislature yesterday. This is just a proposed law and has to run the gauntlet to make into law. I don't think ballistic fingerprinting makes much impact on crime and I suppose it really doesn't matter much to most of us but why do it?

08-02-2007, 05:12
It hasn't done much to assist law enforcement elsewhere so why would it work in MI?

08-02-2007, 06:19
Anytime they can pass another law that has anything to do guns. Is a step in the wrong direction.

08-02-2007, 19:21
Yet another waste of ink on paper......

08-02-2007, 22:41
What is interesting is that in addition to the ballistic fingerprinting this bill protects gun companies from being sued related to someone being harmed by a gun used against them. (my paraphrase)

With that in place I wonder what the NRA would think of this? The protection for gun companies is a good thing, imo, but the ballistic tests seems like a great way to spend our hard earned tax dollars. Think of the work and costs involved for the state to get that information processed.

08-03-2007, 09:20
The bill only refers to licensed FFLs. It doesn't cover private sales, so it's pretty useless as far as a law enforcement tool.
Ballistic fingerprinting has been proven ineffective in areas that use it.
All it will do is raise the price of used firearms on dealers shelves and create another layer of useless administrative work for dealers AND the MSP who already doesn't have enough funding to do what they are supposed to.
Tying it to a release of responsibility is total bull****.
There is no way a dealer should be held responsible for what happens to a gun after the sale unless the dealer sold the gun to a person who is prevented from legally owning firearms.