Skip to comments.Certification of Microstamping Technology (No Pistols for Sale in CA)
Posted on 05/17/2013 6:58:34 PM PDT by ConservativeInPA
It appears microstamping is now the law in CA. (effective immediately) Read at the link. Seems like a typical Friday document dump from the fascists.
The purpose of this bulletin is to inform California licensed firearms dealers, California Department of Justice certified laboratories, firearm manufacturers with firearms listed on the Roster of Handguns Certified for Sale in California, and all other interested persons/entities of the Department of Justices certification on May 17, 2013 pursuant to Penal Code section 31910, subdivision (b)(7)(A) that the microstamping technology is available to more than one manufacturer unencumbered by any patent restrictions.
In 2007, Assembly Bill 1471 was passed and signed into law, requiring all semiautomatic pistols to be equipped with microstamping technologya microscopic array of characters that identify the make, model, and serial number of the pistol, etched or otherwise imprinted in two or more places on the interior surface or internal working parts of the pistol, and that are transferred by imprinting on each cartridge case when the firearm is fired. (Pen. Code, § 31910, subd. (b)(7)(A).) The legislation further provided that this requirement becomes effective when the Department of Justice certifies that the technology used to create the [microstamp] imprint is available to more than one manufacturer unencumbered by any patent restrictions. (Ibid.)
(Excerpt) Read more at oag.ca.gov ...
My understanding is that the law in CA does not require microstamping on revolvers; only semi-automatic pistols. I haven't seen anything about semi-auto rifles, but I don't think CA hasn't seen a real modern rifle in years, at least those that have standard capacity magazines (30 rounds).
Of course, they don't say how much new manufacturing equipment will cost for the privilege of doing business in CA. But I see a market for some entrepreneur to make microstamped firing pins with custom witty sayings on them, just like AR15 dust covers. :)
I wonder how much money, time, and paperwork has been spent on all those fired cases that must be sent to the police in those states that demand that? If they had even one "blind squirrel" success with that, they'd have touted it for weeks, and started a campaign for "voluntary" submission of empties from all guns.
That is your choice, which I respect. My family (wife and daughters) and I own quite a few. They are fun to shoot and they are also excellent for self defense. They are not as easy to master as revolvers, but we shoot often. Reload time of a semi cannot be matched by a revolver. That is the major difference in self defense situations.
Do the idiots who came up with the law expect gang bangers to buy a pistol with microstamping registered to them and then use it in a crime?
“Do the idiots who came up with the law expect gang bangers to buy a pistol with microstamping registered to them and then use it in a crime?”
You betcha! In their gang colors too.
Of course not. This is not about such things. It is about making the citizens more vulnerable and thus more dependent upon the almighty government nanny.
If you are planning on committing a crime with it, you won’t buy a gun through normal chances.
Yes. That occurs at the first stop as they illegally cross the border.
Speed loaders are pretty quick.
Don’t bet your life on that revolver reload time...
Yep, you just need to practice.
Okay Kamilla. Feel free to tell us specifically what patent free technology you are talking about and demanding .
As it is you are being very vague about it and I don’t think it will stand a challenge gun.
Be interesting to see someone test how the stamping works if say a coat of shellac was put over the primers.
There appears to be some possible scam going on, as, the state of calif appears to have deemed that there are now two methods of microstamping available for use, thus, the microstamping law may now come into force. In the letter authorizing this, the state DOES NOT PROVIDE SOURCES FOR WHAT THESE MICROSTAMPING METHODS OR TECHNOLOGIES ARE.
as far as I know, no new microstamping technology has been introduced, and the deeming by the state seems to be just like what the government did with deeming obamacare passed.
in addition: FOR MICROSTAMPING TO BE EFFECTIVE, THE FIREARM, AND THE MICROSTAMPED SERIAL NUMBER, MUST BE REGISTARED TO THE OWNER - basically mandatory registration.
Therefore - it would be to everyone’s best interest, to push firearms manufactures to NOT PRODUCE MICROSTAMPED FIREARMS and drop the california market.
Why?...... because, once california gets away with microstamping and firearms registration, it will go nationwide....
think about it....
“Reload time of a semi cannot be matched by a revolver.”
Just cuz you can’t do it....
That’s the point. This is a multi-step process.
1. Create the illusion that the gun itself is dangerous.
2. Pressure honest people into freely giving up their guns
3. Pass laws making guns harder to get legally.
4. Ignore address the criminal with a gun issue.
5. Regardless of the real facts, always sensationalize gun violence to make it look worse than it actually is.
6. Convince the people that the government needs to do something about the violence.
7. Work to totally restrict all law abiding citizens of owning the means to protect themselves thus making the government able to enact whatever law they wish at the people’s blessing just in hope it makes them safer.
This goes one daily in many places.
Since you want to get personal, I'd like to see you reload 15 rounds in your 6 round wheel as fast I can in my pistol. By the way, I have nothing against revolvers, I own a few.
When I went to work for the Sheriffs department in 74 I carried a S&W Model 19. When I recieved my gold badge my brother who worked for the US Marshalls gave me a Colt Python and I carried it for a few years. I got pretty quick with the speed loaders. That old Python rides the ranch with me daily and I’ll bet I can still reload it pretty fast.
Lord knows I love my revolvers but it’s not about how fast you can reload any more, it’s more about not having to. The last duty weapon I carried before I quit the SO and went into the oil business was a Browning Hi-Power. I was pretty fast with the revolvers but I would still have to reload twice to keep up with the Hi-Power. Having to stop and reload puts one in a very dangerous position.