ORANGE PARK, Fla. -- Imagine if every bullet could be traced back to the gun it was fired from and the person who owned it. Some say that would help law enforcement solve crimes, but not everyone agrees.
Every time a trigger is pulled and bullet casings fall, microstamping could engrave a microscopic marking at the tip of a firing pin. Gun expert Gary Belson says the new technology won't help solve crimes.
"A person could sell his gun and the ammo that's in his name if you get my drift, because of the stamp type thing and a person uses that in the wrong way or somebody steals his gun - guess whose going to get charged with a crime?" said Belson.
A new microstamping law in California aggravates gun manufacturer Smith & Wesson so much, it says it may stop selling guns there.
Local gun range manager Damon Gray understands why.
"We typically purchase things from distributors manufactured by firearm manufacturers. So therefore, what they send us, we will sell and the customers would have to do their research at that time to determine if that's what they want or not," said Gray.
Gun owners that Action News spoke with say when they load their weapon and take aim, they don't want to worry about breaking the law if microstamping technology comes to Florida.
"Because it's an actual violation of our Second Amendment right and it's an intrusion on who we are," said Belson.
Three other states considering microstamping technology are Connecticut, Massachusetts, and New York. Legislation focusing on microstamping has not been raised in Florida.