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October 25, 2010

Firearms Industry Supports Congressman Boren’s Microstamping Bill


The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), the trade association for the firearms and ammunition industry, thanks Congressman Dan Boren (D-Okla) for his steadfast and long-standing commitment to promoting and protecting our Second Amendment rights. Congressman Boren is a national leader in protecting the firearms industry and the rights of all law-abiding gun owners.  Congressman Boren has accepted NSSF’s request that he sponsor legislation (HR 5667) directing the U.S. Attorney General to work with the National Academy of Sciences to conduct a comprehensive study of firearms microstamping. Support for this commonsense bipartisan bill is rooted in ensuring that adequate research of microstamping is completed prior to states mandating the flawed concept through the legislative process.

NSSF has long held that a comprehensive study of microstamping will add to the scientific body of evidence now available demonstrating that microstamping is an easily defeated, fundamentally flawed concept that holds the potential for pricing firearms out of the reach of the average American.

The gun-control movement, lead by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and the Brady Campaign, support legislation to mandate microstamping, knowing full well it is fundamentally and inherently flawed. These same anti-gun groups oppose studying microstamping because they fear that such a study will reconfirm the results of earlier independent testing that conclusively established microstamping to be a flawed and unreliable concept.

To learn more about firearms microstamping, please visit the NSSF Firearms Microstamping Fact Sheet.