Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Sometimes the government is just stupid

Microscopically etch an identifying mark on a gun's firing pin. Every bullet casing would be engraved with that mark, and law enforcement would know which gun fired that bullet. Seems like a great idea, right?

Actually, it's hard to count how many ways this is a stupid idea. But Jazz Shaw at Hot Air and Bob Owens at PJ Media itemize just some of the problems with gun microstamping.

Included in the litany of idiocy:

  1. The firing pin for most weapons are easily replaced with a $12 part
  2. The stamping naturally wears down through normal use, rendering it unusable.

This is what happens when central economic planners get too much power.

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