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  • DE FACTO GUN BAN: Ruling Looms On California “Microstamping” Law

    02/22/2015 5:15:57 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 20 replies
    PatDollard.com ^ | 02/22/2015 | Jack Flash
    Excerpted from Fox News: California’s gun laws are among the nation’s strictest, but a looming decision in a federal lawsuit could effectively ban handguns altogether in the Golden State, according to plaintiffs who want a judge to toss out a state law requiring all new handguns to be equipped with technology that “stamps” each shell casing with a traceable mark. The problem with the “microstamping” law, which was signed into law by then-Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger in 2007 but only took effect in 2013, is that it relies on an unworkable technology, according to gun manufacturers and attorneys for the Second...
  • Gun rights groups await judge's ruling on California's 'microstamping' law

    02/17/2015 1:58:34 PM PST · by jazusamo · 23 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 17, 2015 | Malia Zimmerman
    California's gun laws are among the nation's strictest, but a looming decision in a federal lawsuit could effectively ban handguns altogether in the Golden State, according to plaintiffs who want a judge to toss out a state law requiring all new handguns to be equipped with technology that "stamps" each shell casing with a traceable mark. The problem with the “microstamping” law, which was signed into law by then-Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger in 2007 but only took effect in 2013, is that it relies on an unworkable technology, according to gun manufacturers and attorneys for the Second Amendment Foundation and Calguns...
  • Viewpoints: New microstamping law comes at the expense of improving consumer safety

    03/12/2014 2:22:27 PM PDT · by neverdem · 21 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | Mar. 2, 2014 | Lawrence Keane
    A new California law is preventing consumers from being able to buy the best, ever more reliable models of pistols available, unless the manufacturer microstamps the make, model and serial number in two locations on the gun. In theory, the information would be imprinted on a cartridge casing when the gun is fired. New and improved models not equipped to microstamp are now considered “unsafe” under California law. But, as several independent, peer-reviewed studies have shown, this nascent technology is flawed. It is incapable of reliably, consistently and legibly imprinting the required identifying information in two locations on an expended...
  • Gun firms’ ‘microstamping’ protests are ‘baloney,’ law’s author says (California)

    01/24/2014 5:35:23 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 82 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | January 24, 2014, 7:09 a.m. | Phil Willon
    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. Feuer’s 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...
  • Gun flight: Smith & Wesson, Ruger quit California over stamping requirement

    01/24/2014 5:24:11 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 27 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 24, 2014 | Perry Chiaramonte
    A new gun law proponents say helps law enforcement has driven Smith & Wesson and Sturm Ruger out of California, and affirmed the suspicions of firearms rights advocates that the measure is really about making handguns obsolete. The two companies have announced they will stop selling their wares in the nation’s most populous state rather than try to comply with a law that requires some handguns to have technology that imprints a tiny stamp on the bullet so it can be traced back to the gun. The companies, and many gun enthusiasts, say so-called “microstamping” technology is unworkable in its...
  • SMITH & WESSON TO END MOST CA SALES DUE TO MICROSTAMPING REGULATION

    01/23/2014 6:36:21 AM PST · by Greystoke · 36 replies
    BREITBART - BIG GOVERNMENT ^ | 23 Jan 2014 | AWR HAWKINS
    On January 22nd renowned gun maker Smith & Wesson joined Sturm, Ruger, & Co., by announcing it would cease California sales of its semi-automatic pistols due to microstamping requirements that went into effect last year. Ruger made the same announcement earlier this month.
  • The CA microstamping law is having its intended effect

    01/22/2014 12:42:53 AM PST · by Redcloak · 19 replies
    Tony Canales reported from the SHOT show last week that Ruger will be allowing its handguns to fall off of the California "not unsafe" firearms roster. Now we learn that Ruger isn't alone. Smith & Wesson will be allowing its M&P handguns to fall off of the roster as well.
  • The Second Amendment Foundation Sues Over Microstamping

    06/22/2013 8:05:36 AM PDT · by aimhigh · 22 replies
    Cheaper than dirt ^ | 06/21/2013 | Dave Dolbee
    California passed a controversial microstamping bill back in 2007, but was not able to implement it due to patent issues. Then, in mid to late May 2013, California Attorney General Kamala Harris announced, effective immediately, all new semi-automatic firearms sold in the State of California will require a unique microstamp on every shell ejected when a gun is fired. . . . . . Federal law prohibits the destruction or defacing of serial number on firearms, but it also currently prohibits the registry of firearms. This produces a dilemma with regard to microstamping. California’s solution was to define microstamping as...
  • Gun ID legislation may trigger exodus of gunmakers Remington, Colt

    08/29/2012 6:30:25 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 33 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 28, 2012 | Joshua Rhett Miller
    Gun ID legislation may trigger exodus of gunmakers Remington, Colt By Joshua Rhett Miller Published August 28, 2012 | FoxNews.com Two venerable American gun manufacturers — Remington and Colt — could head for the West their weapons helped win if New York and Connecticut force them to implement microstamping technology. Microstamping, or ballistic imprinting, is a patented process that uses laser technology to engrave a tiny marking of the make, model and serial number on the tip of a gun’s firing pin to allow an imprint of that information on spent cartridge cases. Supporters of the technology say it will...
  • Gun Makers May Leave if N.Y. and Conn. Pass Microstamping Laws

    08/27/2012 9:50:41 PM PDT · by neverdem · 40 replies
    Gun Owners of America ^ | 27 August 2012 | NA
    Executives of the historic firearms companies on America's East Coast may not all be young men, but they might want to follow Horace Greeley's advice, anyway. They may want to go west if legislators pass laws that would limit their sales while driving up their costs. That could be the fate of the Remington Arms Company plant in Ilion, New York, the economic lifeblood of the small New York town lying halfway between Albany and Syracuse. The company's roots in the town go back nearly 200 years, since Eliphalet Remington, Jr. forged his first rifle barrel there. Today the company...
  • M-16/ Nail Firing Pin (microstamping)

    07/02/2012 2:10:35 PM PDT · by marktwain · 18 replies
    youtube ^ | 27 June, 2012 | SunliteEnterprise
    This video was made to show how easy it would be to make a gun fire using only a nail without having to harden it. I wouldn't recommend this nail to be used for repeated use without hardening.
  • Passing Bill for Fifth Time Requiring Microstamping of Handguns(NY)

    07/02/2012 5:41:24 AM PDT · by marktwain · 25 replies
    patch.com ^ | 1 July, 2012 | Michelle Schimel
    Together with Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver and Codes Committee Chair Joseph Lentol, we announced on June 20 passage of the Crime Gun Identification Act of 2012 that would require all new semiautomatic handguns sold in New York State, by 2014, to be microstamped with a unique code which is transferred to shell casings when the gun is fired. “Microstamping is a technological advancement that will not only help law enforcement officials investigate gun-related crimes, but will also act as a prevention tool to combat gun trafficking and reduce gun violence across New York,” said Silver. “Gun violence has caused great...
  • The push for micro-stamping is really a push for national gun registration

    06/24/2012 4:30:44 AM PDT · by marktwain · 28 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 22 June, 2012 | AWR Hawkins
    Like a storm that returns stronger each time, efforts to push micro-stamping regulations onto gun-owning Americas are here again. And this time around, The New York Times is pushing it, Time magazine is pushing it and other outlets of the same political persuasion are doing their level best to show us how micro-stamping the firing pins in our firearms could reduce crime by miraculous levels overnight. Of course, they don’t mention the gun registration, the new powers of gun taxation or the all-out gun bans associated with the scheme. Nor are they bothered with another major sticking point — micro-stamping...
  • MILLER: Backdoor gun ban

    06/22/2012 3:48:39 AM PDT · by marktwain · 25 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 21 June, 2012 | Emily Miller
    Gun grabbers need to be sneaky to accomplish their goals. Their latest trick is to convince anti-gun states to mandate that handguns be microstamp-ready. That means the weapon’s firing pin is redesigned to imprint a code on the primer so that, in theory, it will give law enforcement the ability to identify a specific gun from shell casings left at a crime scene. Like most left-wing endeavors, this one isn’t going to work. That didn’t stop the New York State Assembly on Tuesday from passing a microstamping bill backed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo and New York City Mayor Michael R....
  • New Study Proves Microstamping Technology Works (barf alert)

    06/19/2012 3:44:38 PM PDT · by aimhigh · 12 replies
    The Sarcramento Bee ^ | 06/14/2012 | New Yorkers AGainst Gun Violence
    Following on the heels of a front-page New York Times article on microstamping, New Yorkers Against Gun Violence today called attention to a new peer-reviewed, independent expert study on microstamping confirming the technology works and that it is an important tool for law enforcement to solve violent gun crimes.
  • The Latest Crime-Solving Technique the Gun Lobby Doesn’t Like(Barf Alert)

    06/19/2012 6:18:35 AM PDT · by marktwain · 56 replies
    time.com ^ | 18 June, 2012 | Adam Cohen
    It sounds like something from a futuristic thriller: police pick up spent bullet shells, find a tiny code on them that reveals what gun they were shot from and then use the ID to track down the killer. The technology to do this, called microstamping, is actually available today, but what’s stopping it from being used — and many criminals from being caught — is politics. There are battles raging across the U.S. over microstamping, with supporters of the new technology squaring off against the gun lobby, which is strongly opposed. It is hard to see why the critics are...
  • Method to Track Firearm Use Is Stalled by Foes (Microstamping again)

    06/13/2012 5:16:37 PM PDT · by neverdem · 42 replies
    NY Times ^ | June 12, 2012 | ERICA GOODE
    Identifying the firearm used in a crime is one of the biggest challenges for criminal investigators. But what if a shell casing picked up at a murder scene could immediately be tracked to the gun that fired it? A technique that uses laser technology and stamps a numeric code on shell casings can do just that. But the technology, called microstamping, has been swept up in the larger national debate over gun laws and Second Amendment rights, and efforts to require gun makers to use it have stalled across the nation. “I think it is one of these things in...
  • Cuomo whacks Pataki gun law (CoBis aka ballistic fingerprinting!)

    04/13/2012 4:20:49 PM PDT · by neverdem · 17 replies
    NY Post ^ | April 2, 2012 | FREDRIC U. DICKER
    With virtually no public notice or legislative debate, a centerpiece of ex-Gov. George Pataki’s controversial multimillion-dollar anti-gun-crime program was shot dead Friday by Gov. Cuomo’s new state budget. The budget killed off the so-called CoBis, or Combined Ballistics Identification System, which was rolled out with much fanfare by Pataki in 2000 in what was widely seen as an attempt by the politically ambitious Republican “moderate’’ to appeal to anti-gun Democrats nationally, possibly for a future presidential run. Pataki claimed CoBis would use state-of-the-art technology to establish a “DNA database for handguns’’ by requiring manufacturers of new semiautomatic pistols to file...
  • New York needs a microstamping law to combat gun violence

    04/13/2012 9:37:13 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 82 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | april 13, 2012
    New York must require microstamping of all semiautomatic handguns —the criminals’ weapon of choice —that are made or sold in the state. Manufacturers would etch a number on each gun’s firing pin, which would stamp that number onto the shell casing when the weapon is fired. Two years ago, California passed a similar law that has yet to take full effect. If microstamping were in force, shell casings found at crime scenes would become calling cards —easily traced back to the gun that shot them and, therefore, to its registered owner. The technology in no way interferes with anyone’s Second...
  • Rare Victories for Gun Owners in New York

    04/02/2012 7:53:46 AM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies
    Opposingviews ^ | 30 March, 2012 | NRA
    New York gun owners finally have something to celebrate -- a rare double victory in the Empire State. The New York state budget was signed today by Governor Andrew Cuomo, and it eliminated CoBIS, the costly state ballistic identification database that wasted millions of taxpayer dollars while failing to solve a single crime. The final budget bill also struck a microstamping provision that had been included in an earlier Assembly version of the state budget. After the state Assembly passed microstamping earlier this session, the Senate Codes Committee moved S675C, by state Senator Jose Peralta (D-13), to the Senate Rules...
  • Anti-gun bills trigger concern (Gungrabbers are back in Albany, NY.)

    01/16/2012 12:12:25 PM PST · by neverdem · 14 replies
    The Register Star (Hudson, N.Y.) | January 12, 2012 | Dick Nelson
    This material may not be broadcast, published, rewritten or redistributed without written permission. So, I linked the printer friendly version.
  • Micro-Stamping Legislation Passes New York Assembly

    05/30/2011 2:33:36 PM PDT · by neverdem · 61 replies
    NRA-ILA ^ | May 26, 2011 | NA
    ·11250 Waples Mill Road ·   Fairfax, Virginia 22030    ·800-392-8683   Micro-Stamping Legislation Passes New York Assembly   Thursday, May 26, 2011   On Tuesday, May 24, Assembly Bill 1157 passed in the New York Assembly by a 84 to 55 vote.  The bill has been delivered to the state Senate and will be considered in the Senate Codes Committee.  Introduced by state Assemblyman Michelle Schimel (D-16), A1157 would require all current semi-automatic pistols in production and all newly designed semi-automatic pistols delivered to any licensed firearms dealer in New York to mechanically stamp an alpha-numeric or geometric code that would imprint the...
  • New York: Micro-Stamping Legislation Passes Assembly Committee

    05/05/2011 9:19:31 AM PDT · by neverdem · 49 replies
    NRA-ILA ^ | May 04, 2011 | NA
    ·11250 Waples Mill Road ·   Fairfax, Virginia 22030    ·800-392-8683   New York: Micro-Stamping Legislation Passes Assembly Committee   Wednesday, May 04, 2011   On May 3, Assembly Bill 1157 passed in the Assembly Codes Committee by a vote of 15 to 7 and will now head to the Assembly floor for consideration.  Introduced by state Assemblyman Michelle Schimel (D-16), A1157 would mandate micro-stamping on all new semi-automatic pistols sold in New York after January 1, 2013.  A1157 would require all semi-automatic pistols delivered to any licensed firearms dealer in New York for sale after January 1, 2013, to mechanically stamp an alpha-numeric...
  • NRA shoots down idea of microstamping in NY

    02/01/2011 3:46:18 AM PST · by marktwain · 6 replies · 1+ views
    legislativegazette.com ^ | 31 January, 2011 | Tom Casey
    Voices opposing gun control and defending Second Amendment rights echoed from inside The Well at the Legislative Office Building last week at the second annual Sportsmen and Outdoor Recreation Legislative Awareness Day. Chuck Cunningham, director of political affairs for the National Rifle Association, gave the keynote address at the Jan. 25 event and emphasized his stance against what he described as New York's strict gun control laws and the NRA's commitment to the state. "I want to let you know that the NRA has no intentions, even though there have been occasional rumors," said Cunningham, "that we have not nor...
  • Is Cong. Dan Boren (D) a real friend to the Sportsman?

    10/19/2010 7:03:52 AM PDT · by Upon a Rock Farm 5 · 15 replies
    GovTrack.us ^ | Jul 1, 2010 | Dan Boren
    The incumbent Congressman from my district , District 2, here in Oklahoma, is one of the Boren Dynasty. His name is Dan Boren and he is a Democrat, in a very Democrat part of this state. His campaign signs proudly state "SPORTSMEN FOR BOREN" and he widely advertises that he is an NRA boardmember. Then why I wonder, did he sponsor a bill in July 2010, "To provide for the conduct of a study on the effectiveness of firearms microstamping technology and an evaluation of its effectiveness as a law enforcement tool." Hmmm. That sounds like the step before something...
  • Hidden Threat to Second Amendment

    10/07/2010 8:02:59 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 33 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | October 7, 2010 | Howard Nemerov
    AmericaÂ’s wealthiest lobby supports the worst forms of gun control. Recently the American Bar Association published a report urging: [F]ederal, state Â… governments to enact laws requiring that all newly-manufactured semi-automatic pistols be fitted with microstamping technology which would ensure that when a firearm is fired, an alphanumeric and/or geometric code would be stamped on the cartridge casing Â… that would enable law enforcement to identify the serial number of the pistol and hence the first known purchaser of a weapon used in a crime. To succeed, microstamping requires building a permanent database of all gun owners (licensing) and linking...
  • Microstamping finds little support on Oneida Common Council (Withdrawn from NY Senate!)

    07/07/2010 3:44:49 PM PDT · by neverdem · 5 replies
    The Oneida Daily Dispatch ^ | July 6, 2010 | CAITLIN TRAYNOR
    ONEIDA -- Inaction by the Common Council sent a message in itself that city leaders do not support microstamp ammunition legislation. A resolution of support for the proposed state bill was defeated before it was even voted on as it was moved, but not seconded. The legislation would require all newly-manufactured semi-automatic pistols to have the capability to microstamp its ammunition. Semi-automatic pistols delivered to licensed gun dealers from outside New York State are also included in the legislation. Law-makers propose to use the microstamping technology to aid police agencies in gun-related crimes and better target illegal firearm traffic. Microstamping...
  • H.R.5667 - Firearms Microstamping Evaluation and Study Act of 2010

    07/05/2010 10:22:59 AM PDT · by Gun142 · 26 replies
    Congress ^ | 7/1/2010 | Representative Dan Boren
    H.R.5667 -- Firearms Microstamping Evaluation and Study Act of 2010 (Introduced in House - IH) HR 5667 IH 111th CONGRESS 2d Session H. R. 5667To provide for the conduct of a study on the effectiveness of firearms microstamping technology and an evaluation of its effectiveness as a law enforcement tool.IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES July 1, 2010 Mr. BOREN (for himself, Mr. BROUN of Georgia, Mr. BISHOP of Utah, Mr. ROSS, Ms. HERSETH SANDLIN, Mr. ALTMIRE, Mr. MILLER of Florida, and Mr. BOOZMAN) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary A BILLTo provide for...
  • Kimber Manufacturing LTE Sets the Record Straight in Yonkers Tribune(microstamping)

    06/22/2010 4:25:22 PM PDT · by marktwain · 1 replies
    blog.nssf.org ^ | 21 June, 2010 | Ralph E. Karanian
    This morning the Yonkers Tribune ran a letter to the editor from Kimber Manufacturing Chief Operating Officer Ralph Karanian regarding firearms microstamping. Take a look: To the Editor: Currently proposed microstamping legislation is not the “common-sense legislation” NYAGV’s Jackie Hilly and other proponents would have you believe. The truth is that three independent studies have reached the same conclusion – that this sole-sourced technology is unreliable and easily defeated by criminals (Ref: Professor George Krivosta, Suffolk County Crime Laboratory in New York – AFTE Journal; Graduate Student Michael Beddow, Forensic Science Graduate Group – UC Davis; and National Research Council...
  • Eric Schneiderman To Reboot Push For Microstamping »(NY)

    06/18/2010 5:22:22 AM PDT · by marktwain · 13 replies · 252+ views
    nydailynews.com ^ | 17 June, 2010 | Celeste Katz
    Manhattan State Sen. (and state AG hopeful) Eric Schneiderman, who saw his hopes for the passage of a bill that would require the gun industry to institute microstamping crumble this week, says he's launching a grassroots campaign to get the issue back on the table: "Microstamping ensures that when a gun is fired, information identifying the make, model and serial number of the gun is stamped onto the shell casing. This technology allows law enforcement officials to trace firearms through shell casings found at crime scenes, even if the crime gun is never found," said Schneiderman, one of the sponsors...
  • New York Microstamping Legislation...It's Baaaack!

    06/18/2010 2:22:54 AM PDT · by glennherman · 5 replies · 309+ views
    The New York Daily News ^ | 6/17/10 | GLENN BLAIN
    ALBANY - Mayor Bloomberg's gun bill may have another shot. The sponsor of the so-called microstamping legislation, which was abruptly yanked Tuesday when state senators refused to pass it, is planning to bring it back for another vote as early as next week. "I think the public outrage over essentially voting to protect gun criminals - shooters and murderers - because of some mythical harm that might be done to legitimate gun owners is just not flying," said state Sen. Eric Schneiderman (D-Manhattan). "There are quite a few people who voted no who are quite conflicted about that vote," he...
  • Handgun measure loses in [NY] Senate - Microstamping of weapons rejected as Bloomberg fails to win

    06/16/2010 9:15:37 AM PDT · by neverdem · 19 replies · 539+ views
    Albany Times Union ^ | June 16, 2010 | Jimmy Vielkind
    Microstamping of weapons rejected as Bloomberg fails to win key Republican support ALBANY -- There were mayors and police officers, two foes for statewide office and three district attorneys. There was a wounded detective in a wheelchair, speaking in spurts as a ventilator filled his lungs. There was the advertising blitz, and finally, the back-room conference. New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg wanted the state Senate to pass a bill requiring microstamping for many handguns. After hours of private discussion, senators debated the bill on the floor. Bloomberg came up short. "This was a defeat for our police officers, district...
  • New York Microstamping Gun Bill Defeated in Senate!

    06/16/2010 5:09:06 AM PDT · by glennherman · 19 replies · 641+ views
    capitaltonight.com ^ | 6/15/10 | Liz Benjamin
    The Senate Democrats pulled the microstamping bill off the floor late this afternoon after it became clear the bill would not pass if the vote was allowed to finish. Now the majority conference is pointing the finger of blame across the aisle at GOP Sen. Marty Golden, who wasn’t in the chamber while the slow roll was called. “Today Senator Martin Golden and his Republican colleagues struck a victory for gun criminals and a blow to law enforcement,” said Senate Democratic spokesman Austin Shafran. “It is a disgrace that a former cop took a walk from the chamber and refused...
  • Mayor Bloomberg and MAIG Push for Passage of Microstamping in New York!

    06/14/2010 7:40:15 PM PDT · by neverdem · 8 replies · 682+ views
    NRA - ILA ^ | June 14, 2010 | NA
    ·11250 Waples Mill Road ·   Fairfax, Virginia 22030    ·800-392-8683   Mayor Bloomberg and MAIG Push for Passage of Microstamping in New York!   Monday, June 14, 2010   The New York State Senate is currently considering legislation, which would ban the sale of virtually all semi-automatic handguns in the state.  Since the Senate could vote on this bill at any time, it is critical that you call your State Senator immediately and urge them to OPPOSE Senate Bill 6005.On Tuesday, June 15, Mayor Bloomberg and members of his “Mayors Against Illegal Guns” (MAIG) coalition will be holding a press conference in...
  • Micro-Stamping Bill Heads to Senate Floor in New York!

    06/09/2010 6:42:28 PM PDT · by neverdem · 11 replies · 89+ views
    NRA - ILA ^ | June 08, 2010 | NA
    ·11250 Waples Mill Road ·   Fairfax, Virginia 22030    ·800-392-8683   Micro-Stamping Bill Heads to Senate Floor in New York!   Tuesday, June 08, 2010   Please Contact Your State Senator Today!Senate Bill 6005 passed the Senate Codes Committee today, Tuesday, June 8 and could be brought up on the Senate Floor as early as Thursday.  It’s companion in the Assembly, Assembly Bill 6468C, has already passed. Both A6468C and S6005 require that semiautomatic pistols manufactured or delivered to any licensed dealer in the state of New York be capable of micro-stamping ammunition and establish fines for violations of this requirement. Micro-stamping...
  • Crime Solving Legislation Passes Assembly: Measures Expand DNA Databank, Require Microstamping..(NY)

    05/13/2010 8:34:01 AM PDT · by neverdem · 9 replies · 405+ views
    New York State Assembly ^ | May 12, 2010 | NA
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 12, 2010 Crime Solving Legislation Passes Assembly Measures Expand DNA Databank, Require Microstamping Technology for Semiautomatic Pistols Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver and Codes Committee Chair Joseph Lentol announced today the passage of legislation that will help law enforcement solve crimes by expanding the DNA databank and requiring microstamping technology on semiautomatic pistols. "These common sense measures will help protect New Yorkers by vastly increasing information available to law enforcement as it conducts criminal investigations by giving it the tools to forge meaningful links between evidence and crimes," said Silver (D-Manhattan). "I applaud my colleagues in the...
  • Micro-Stamping on the Move in New York!

    05/06/2010 2:39:37 PM PDT · by neverdem · 25 replies · 1,183+ views
    NRA - ILA ^ | May 06, 2010 | NA
    ·11250 Waples Mill Road ·   Fairfax, Virginia 22030    ·800-392-8683   Micro-Stamping on the Move in New York!   Thursday, May 06, 2010   Micro-stamping legislation, Assembly Bill 6468C, sponsored by State Assemblywomen Michelle Schimel (D-16), advanced to its 3rd reading in the New York State Assembly.  The Senate version of the bill is Senate Bill 6005, sponsored by State Senator Eric Schneiderman (D-31).  Both A6468C and S6005 require that semiautomatic pistols manufactured or delivered to any licensed dealer in the state of New York be capable of micro-stamping ammunition and establish fines for violations of this requirement.Micro-stamping is an unproven technology...
  • California police chiefs now question value of 'microstamping'

    01/07/2010 4:22:20 AM PST · by marktwain · 7 replies · 1,373+ views
    St Louis Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 6 January, 2010 | Kurt Hoffman
    Recently (here and here), I have been a bit hard on some California police chiefs, over the support voiced by the L.A. and San Francisco chiefs for "body armor control." Today, I'll be reversing course a bit, over news that the California Police Chiefs Association has sent a letter to California Attorney General Edmund Brown, urging further study of the efficacy of "microstamping," before California's law mandating use of that technology is implemented. In the letter, CPCA Acting President Susan E. Manheimer wrote, "There are too many unanswered questions with microstamping in its current iteration" and raised concerns that "statements...
  • At issue: Should 'microstamps' be required on some guns?

    12/07/2009 11:47:59 AM PST · by neverdem · 58 replies · 1,931+ views
    The Wisconsin State Journal (Madison, Wis.) ^ | December 6, 2009 | Mary Spicuzza
    Mary Spicuzza | 608-252-6122 | mspicuzza@madison.com In a nutshell Wisconsin would require new semiautomatic handguns sold or manufactured in the state to produce identifying codes on every shell they expend under a bill currently in the Legislature. The bill would require that semiautomatic handguns manufactured on or after Jan. 1, 2011 produce codes, known as a "microstamps," on their expended cartridges. The bill would also require gun manufacturers and dealers who sell handguns that produce microstamps to disclose guns' makes, models and serial numbers to law enforcement agencies when microstamped expended shell casings are collected during criminal investigations. It would...
  • Casing-code issues snag handgun law

    08/12/2009 12:20:34 PM PDT · by neverdem · 72 replies · 2,058+ views
    San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | August 10, 2009 | James P. Sweeney
    U-T SACRAMENTO BUREAU OVERVIEW Background: In 2007, the Legislature passed a bill that requires new models of semiautomatic handguns to leave an identifying code on shell casings. The law is scheduled to take effect Jan. 1. What's changing: Unresolved legal issues and concerns about the technology have raised questions about whether the law will go into effect as planned. The future: Efforts by other states and the federal government to adopt similar rules may lag if implementation of the California law becomes problematic. SACRAMENTO – Two years after California passed a novel law requiring the next generation of semiautomatic handguns...
  • Another Micro-Stamping Bill Introduced in New York State Senate

    06/24/2009 8:11:27 AM PDT · by neverdem · 3 replies · 431+ views
    NRA - ILA ^ | June 23, 2009 | NA
    ·11250 Waples Mill Road ·   Fairfax, Virginia 22030    ·800-392-8683   Another Micro-Stamping Bill Introduced in New York State Senate   Tuesday, June 23, 2009   The impasse between the "Coalition" majority and the Democratic Conference remains in the New York State Senate, with Democrats continuing to function administratively as though as if they are still in charge.  During this time, bill introductions and committee referrals are proceeding ahead.  The likely reason for this could be that Democrats plan to pick up where they left off should the leadership battle be resolved. It is important for law abiding gun owners, hunters and...
  • Obama Pushing Treaty To Ban Reloading -- Even BB guns could be on the chopping block

    06/09/2009 3:12:11 PM PDT · by neverdem · 47 replies · 4,153+ views
    Gun Owners of America ^ | April 21, 2009 | NA
    Remember CANDIDATE Barack Obama? The guy who “wasn’t going to take away our guns”? Well, guess what? Less than 100 days into his administration, he’s never met a gun he didn’t hate. A week ago, Obama went to Mexico, whined about the United States, and bemoaned (before the whole world) the fact that he didn’t have the political power to take away our semi-automatics. Nevertheless, that didn’t keep him from pushing additional restrictions on American gun owners. It’s called the Inter-American Convention Against Illicit Manufacturing of and Trafficking in Firearms, Ammunition, Explosives, and Other Related Materials. To be sure, this...
  • New York: Micro-Stamping Bill To Be Heard In Senate Codes Committee Tomorrow!

    06/01/2009 8:30:25 PM PDT · by neverdem · 17 replies · 1,436+ views
    NRA - ILA ^ | June 01, 2009 | NA
    ·11250 Waples Mill Road ·   Fairfax, Virginia 22030    ·800-392-8683   New York: Micro-Stamping Bill To Be Heard In Senate Codes Committee Tomorrow!   Monday, June 01, 2009   Contact Your State Senator Immediately!Senate Bill 4397, sponsored by State Senator Eric Schneiderman (D-31), is a bill that would ban the sale of all semi-automatic handguns not equipped with micro-stamping technology.Micro-stamping is an unproven technology that would require unique identifying information from the firearm, including the make, model, and serial number to be etched into the firing pin and breech face in such a manner that those identifiers are imprinted on the cartridge...
  • Micro-Stamping Legislation and Castle Doctrine to be Heard Thursday, May 28 [WI]

    05/23/2009 3:39:52 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 16 replies · 767+ views
    NRA ^ | May 19, 2009 | Staff Writer. NRA
    On Thursday, May 28, at 10:00 A.M. in room 328 Northwest, the Committee on Criminal Justice will be holding a hearing on Assembly Bill 221, which would require micro-stamping technology on all newly manufactured handguns sold in Wisconsin. This dangerous legislation needs to be stopped. Micro-stamping is flawed, unreliable, and unproven technology that will burden not only law abiding citizens, but law enforcement agencies as well. Your attendance to this hearing is crucial. Don’t forget to spread the word urging your family, friends and fellow gun owners to attend this hearing to help oppose this back door gun ban scheme....
  • Semiautomatic rifles a ‘hazard'; seizures are up

    05/11/2009 7:44:26 AM PDT · by holymoly · 119 replies · 3,943+ views
    Fort Wayne News-Sentinel ^ | May. 11, 2009 | Evan Goodenow
    They can kill from more than four football fields away, shred police officers' vests, fire up to 75 bullets at a time - and they're increasingly showing up in criminals' hands. Last year, Fort Wayne Police seized 31 semiautomatic rifles, compared with two in 2003, the last year of the federal assault weapons ban that limited the sale of the rifles. The seizure increase and more reports of criminals using the rifles concerns Fort Wayne Police Chief Rusty York. “The fact that we have these relatively cheap, assault weapon-type firearms out there, it's not only a hazard to the public,...
  • 'Microstamping' keeps track of handguns (NY)

    04/30/2009 1:33:36 PM PDT · by neverdem · 63 replies · 3,929+ views
    Albany Times Union ^ | April 30, 2009 | RICK KARLIN
    Bill awaits Senate action to help trace pistols; opponents question cost, effectiveness ALBANY — As the state Assembly passes a number of gun control measures, members of the newly Democratic state Senate joined gun control advocates to push for a proposal to mandate "microstamping" on semiautomatic pistols sold in the state. "This is a tough-on-crime, smart-on-crime proposal," said Sen. Eric Schneiderman, D-New York City, who is shepherding the measure through the Senate. The plan, originally put forth by Assemblywoman Michelle Schimel, D-Great Neck, already passed in the lower house, where Democrats hold a 109-to-41 majority. But with the Senate this...
  • Battle to resume over gun control (NY)

    04/28/2009 1:05:03 PM PDT · by neverdem · 21 replies · 1,002+ views
    Albany Times Union ^ | April 28, 2009 | RICK KARLIN
    Assembly is poised to pass bills that will face a tougher road in the Senate ALBANY — For years, they were the state Legislature's evergreens: measures repeatedly passed by the Democrat-controlled Assembly, only to be blocked in the Republican-dominated Senate. But with both chambers now controlled by Democrats, several perennials are sprouting in both houses. The budget cycle that ended earlier this month brought about Rockefeller drug law reform, an income tax hike for the rich and an expansion of the bottle law. While gay marriage remains a question mark, lawmakers are now poised to take up another evergreen: gun...
  • Guns and the 2nd Amendment Under Constant Attack

    04/16/2009 1:08:30 PM PDT · by patriotgal1787 · 44 replies · 1,540+ views
    The Andrea Shea King Show ^ | April 16, 2009 | Andrea Shea King
    WEEKNIGHTS at 9 ET on BLOG TALK RADIOPROGRAM SCHEDULE Next Show: Thursday, April 16 at 9 pm ET. THE ANDREA SHEA KING SHOW - TONIGHT AT 9 ET. Pour yourself a stiff one. Preferably straight up. Haven’t you gotten the memo? The War on Terror has been won! Now the Obama administration has a new enemy in its sights: Right-wing Extremists! But exactly who are these extremists? Can we really believe that we are being told to be more suspicious of each other as law-abiding Americans, rather than on the alert against the true enemies of our country? Is our...
  • EDITORIAL: 'We want them registered'--Democrats are going after guns

    04/13/2009 5:14:23 AM PDT · by Scanian · 165 replies · 6,422+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | April 13, 2009 | Editorial
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, California Democrat, announced last week that she wants to register guns. Her next move will be to try to confiscate them. The speaker picked a television show with a viewership of 4.6 million to float the Democrats' coming gun-control push. Questioned on ABC's "Good Morning America" about the prospect of new gun-control laws now that "it's a Democratic president, a Democratic House," she responded, "We don't want to take their guns away. We want them registered." Politicians and bureaucrats routinely claim that registration helps solve crimes. If a registered gun is used in a crime and...
  • Pelosi: 'We Want Registration'; Holder: 2A Won't 'Stand In The Way'; SAF: 'Gloves Are Off'

    04/09/2009 5:11:37 AM PDT · by marktwain · 137 replies · 5,190+ views
    Second Amendment Foundation ^ | 8 April, 2009 | NA
    BELLEVUE, Wash., April 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Democrat House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on April 7 acknowledged that gun registration is on her agenda, days after Attorney General Eric Holder told reporters in Mexico that the Second Amendment would not "stand in the way" of administration plans to crack down on alleged gun trafficking to Mexico. "These are alarming remarks from Speaker Pelosi and Attorney General Holder," said Second Amendment Foundation founder Alan Gottlieb. "It appears that the Obama administration and Capitol Hill anti-gunners have dropped all pretences about their plans for gun owners' rights, and it looks like the gloves are...