R.I. officials push for 'microstamping' semiautomatics
Microstamping would be used to more easily match a handgun casings
Rhode Island Lawyers Weekly
PROVIDENCE, R.I. — U.S. senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse, Providence Mayor David N. Cicilline and other officials were on hand at the Public Safety Complex to view a demonstration of microstamping, which has opened another front in the long-running national political battle over gun control, according to The Providence Journal.
A bullet casing showing identification codes, or "microstamping" (at center), is shown through a microscope. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)
Cicilline announced that he will reintroduce microstamping legislation that failed in the last session of the Rhode Island General Assembly, the Journal reported.