Skip to comments.Gun firms’ ‘microstamping’ protests are ‘baloney,’ law’s author says (California)
Posted on 01/24/2014 5:35:23 PM PST by Olog-hai
Gun makers objections to a California law that requires firearms to imprint a unique microstamp on bullet casings are baloney and posturing, said Los Angeles City Atty. Mike Feuer, who introduced the legislation while serving in the state Assembly.
Feuers comments come as gun maker Smith & Wesson announced Thursday that it would stop selling newly designed semiautomatic pistols in California because it will not comply with the law, implemented in May 2013.
The law requires some firearms to imprint a unique microstamp to help identify bullet casings. It is intended to help police investigators link shell casings found at crime scenes to a specific gun.
Smith & Wesson joins gun maker Sturm, Ruger & Co. in halting the sales. Both companies criticized the microstamping requirement as costly, unreliable and ineffective, saying that there is no evidence that it will help solve crimes.
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someone can find your empty casing and drop it at a crime screen and bingo
Or you could file the stamp down and eliminate any marking.
CA Libturds are malarkey.
Use two six-guns, like a cowboy.
Swap out the firing pin from a state that doesn’t require it?
Or if you were really clever, get a second firing pin file it down use it for the crime and then replace the unaltered pin in your weapon. Not a bad idea to have a second barrel also.
Good idea of course they could always police there brass. I see the sales of brass catchers increasing in Cali.
Los Angeles City Atty. Mike Feuer is what I call, an Imbecile Extraordinaire.
This Dumb F*** has NO IDEA how easy it is to change out a firing pin on ANY weapon, with an AFTER MARKET part.
Anti gun nutz are just that: NUTZ!
Only a barking moonbat could cook up this kind of stupidity and think its SMART!
Commie pigs really are brain damaged.
Socialists are a cancer, but they are very clever.
Like getting control of health care, they know not to do it all at once, but piece by piece.
Take something that they want to get rid of, like guns, and gradually make it more expensive and more difficult to have. When they eventually have it down to just a few people left that own them, then they make their move to confiscate. It’s easier because fewer people complaining are simple to make out to be “extremists”.
Given the state of ammo availability for hand gunz, it's almost a requirement these daze.
They voted for what they got.
To the author of that law...
I’m a firearms manufacturer and developer. I’ve got years of experience in the firearms field, more so than the author of that law.
So, chew on this... microstamping creates sharp edges inside the chamber and on the firing pin. This will lead to hot spots in the chamber and potential failure points on the cartridge case. This is a safety concern and potentially fatal issue.
Should an injury occur because of microstamping, I will be happy to testify against you in court along with other experts in my field.
I can prove scientifically that microstamping is dangerous and an unnecessary hazard to the operator of the firearm. I guess I’ll be seeing you in court at some point.
Oh, and my company is reaffirming its decision to not sell to the state of California or any law enforcement or government agencies there.
Or order a replacement firing pin from just about a thousand different sources.
Remember the Democrat in Colorado who said MagPul was bluffing about leaving the state?
Democrat legislators couldn’t pass a stupid test.
From the article:
“Los Angeles City Atty. Mike Feuer said microstamping technology
has been reliable and available since before the 2007 law was passed...”
Are any manufacturers actually doing microstamping?
I’ve never seen one, other than as a prototype/concept.
Now where’s that dang LIKE button when ya need it. ;)
The intent of this law was exactly to make it too prohibitive to manufacture and sell semi-automatic pistols in CA and you can bet that if S&W and Ruger can’t/won’t make them, no other maker will either. The net and intended result is that there will be no new semi-auto pistols in CA. This is the single biggest gun grabber victory in history. They wiped out a whole class of firearms without even having to ban them.
Their next holy grail is the so-called assault rifles. Look for CA to require microstamping for all semi-auto rifles next. Other blue states will follow suit.
The LA Times is congenitally incapable of honest reporting when it comes to gun control.
I read somewhere that a .22 LR revolver was the weapon of choice for assassins.
Uh, wasn’t that what Michael Corleone used to take out Sollazzo and McCloskey?
Makes sense to me.
I remember an episode of “Perry Mason” where he solves the crime by demonstrating how easy it is to exchange the barrels of a Colt .25 Auto.
The model 1911 is extremely easy to strip and remove the firing pin and barrel. Not so sure of other types tho. Anyway if I wanted to exchange them, the .45 auto is not exactly hard to find.
My, my, how fitting.......
Support RGR and SWHC. Buy a gun this week.
Or just maybe, how much vodka does he do on a weeknight?
Or is he a BARKING MOONBAT??
Thank you, friend.
I was a juror on a case where the hit weapon was a .22 Ruger with a catch bag for the brass and a large silencer. Easy fix; the bag was home made.
Ya vol mina FEUER!
I have no personal knowledge but have read that at one time both the Mafia and Israeli intelligence agencies used the Beretta model 70 for killing. It is a light, handy and totally reliable automatic.
It is chambered for the .22LR.
Yup, a little knowledge and skill, a few spare parts that disappear and your gun no longer matches the evidence. Just make sure that you only handle the rounds with gloves. Of course this would be seen as premeditated.
A concept that's foreign to a politician.
I'm pretty sure Mickey was using a .38 snub nose not a .22
Why does this moron CARE? It means that no more S&W's will be sold in California. You would think he would be happy about that. Talk about liberals being completely clueless.
You’re welcome. If you hit the link in my tagline, you can see it in our policies.
I want to see Mike Feuer’s (the author of the law) engineering degree, years experience in the field, and professional licenses.
Even then, he is speaking as and advocate, not a technical expert.
Conservatives protest Government. Leftists protest reality.
Like anyone believes a CA lawmakers lib arts idiot.
Hey dork, science is NOT your friend.
Thanks. That is interesting that he was unafraid to take on the machine pistol armed Palestinians with his little Beretta model 70 in .22LR.
He not only took them on, he prevailed.
In 1974 I bought a Beretta model 70 from Looboyles in Tulsa. They had two for sale. One was a blued model with a polished finish. The other was identical except it had a matte finish, was imported by Galef rather than Beretta.
The Galef model was one third the price of the other one. They were equal in quality. Of course I bought the cheap one.
There is plenty of steel on a firing pin that it can be "stoned" clean and slick in about 10 minutes. It will still fire just fine.
The only baloney is the bull crap coming out of the mouths of these statists who want to legislate the Second Amendment out of existence incrementally.
I hope he goes down to hell with the idiot state he serves in.
Ping to 13.
Not necessary just use a knife sharpening stone and make it smooth. The firing pins are plenty long enough to still work fine. It takes about 10 minutes.
“Screw the Calif. peeps.
They voted for what they got.”
So you voted for Obama?
It's easy to be a conservative in a red state. Try walking a mile in my shoes.
They aren’t nuts. Nor are they stupid.
They don’t care if their laws don’t work. They don’t care how much it costs to fight them. They don’t care who dies because of their laws. Spewing a ton of fudd in the air is all they care about. Keep enough of the populace ignorant and in the dark, and they’ve got a lock on the votes.
They are in charge and they will do what they want until they are stopped...
Choose your favorite method for accomplishing said stoppage and get to it.
I live in a "border" state and am planning to move to a more Conservative place to live out my life.
(I eschew the media given State Colors.)