Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Advocating a new tool against crime


PROVIDENCE — "Sgt. Robert Boehm, Providence police armorer, knelt down and squeezed off four shots from a .40-caliber Smith & Wesson semiautomatic pistol into a special firing chamber set up in the garage of the Public Safety Complex.

As he did so, U.S. Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse, Mayor David N. Cicilline, other officials and news reporters watched with their fingers in their ears for protection against the reverberation.

When the sergeant was done, he fished out of an attached heavy-duty plastic box the shell casings that had been flung free of the pistol when the bullets exploded from those casings. And he handed them off for examination of their distinctive markings by the officials and reporters under a stereomicroscope placed on a table in the auditorium of the building.

The view through the microscope — the illuminated percussion cap on the end of a casing — was shown on a large screen, and inventor Todd Lizotte explained the display..."

Yes. Microstamping raising its ugly head again.

Just another way to price the casual owner out of the gun market by making ammunition too expensive. Among many other things. All bad. All liberal.

Damn but don't you just despise these people?

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