Microstamping Bill, A-1157A, passes the NY Assembly.

http://www.gunpoliticsny.com/ has lots of info and some of the floor debate.  It looks a lot like the CA law , (signed by Gov. Schwarzenegger,) that was suppose to go into effect in 2010  but has not because the CA law contained “provided that the Department of Justice certifies that the technology used to create the imprint is available to more than one manufacturer unencumbered by any patent restrictions.,”  and that requirement has not been met.

CLICK HERE TO SEE TOM KING, THE HEAD OF THE NY STATE RIFLE AND PISTOL ASSOCIATION, TALK ABOUT THE BILL, (and NYC’s attempt to have handgun owners turn legal 10+ cap mags,) ON NRANEWS.COM

NY’s bill contains a clause that will prevent the law from ever being enacted, “This act shall take effect January 1, 2013, or at such time that the superintendent of the state police has received written notice from one or more microstamp job shops that such shop or shops are willing and prepared to produce microstamp structures on two internal surfaces of a semiautomatic pistol in accordance with subdivision 24 of section 265.00 of the penal law for a price of twelve dollars or less at a production level of one thousand semiautomatic pistols per batch, whichever occurs later; …”

Both the NY and CA bill require that “SUCH PISTOL IS MANUFACTURED TO PRODUCE A UNIQUE ALPHA-NUMERIC OR GEOMETRIC CODE ON AT LEAST TWO LOCATIONS ON EACH EXPENDED CARTRIDGE CASE THAT IDENTIFIES THE MAKE, MODEL, AND SERIAL NUMBER OF THE PISTOL.”    Using the firing pin for one location is easy but where do you put the 2nd code?  The NY bill also allows you to replace the firing pin without breaking the law; “WHEN SUCH PIN IS DAMAGED OR IN NEED OF REPLACEMENT FOR THE SAFE USE OF SUCH PISTOL, OR REPLACING SUCH PIN FOR A LEGITIMATE SPORTING PURPOSE.”  I wonder what a “legitimate sporting purpose” is? (http://www.saf.org/journal/6/6_Covey.htm)

I don’t think that the bill will come up for a vote in the NY Senate that I know of.  This is the only anti-gun bill to pass this year, a record low for the anti-gun NY Assembly.

PS: Part of US Senate Bill S 1431, “To reauthorize the assault weapons ban, and for other purposes.”  contains the following: “`(L) A semiautomatic rifle or shotgun originally designed for military or law enforcement use, or a firearm based on the design of such a firearm, that is not particularly suitable for sporting purposes, as determined by the Attorney General. In making the determination, there shall be a rebuttable presumption that a firearm procured for use by the United States military or any Federal law enforcement agency is not particularly suitable for sporting purposes, and a firearm shall not be determined to be particularly suitable for sporting purposes solely because the firearm is suitable for use in a sporting event.’.”  So I guess that all of the 1911s would be illegal, along with all of the civilian guns used in the past to train service men and women would be illegal.  I guess the shotgun used to teach leading a target to the turret gunners in WWII would be illegal, all those 22 Cal rifles, all the guns issued by the CMP program …   I especially like the part that just because you use the gun in a sporting event does not mean the gun meets the “sporting purpose” requirement.

This is the list of Police Departments that support Microstamping.  Is your Department on the list?  In Orange County I found;  Middletown Police Department, Woodbury Police Department.

Albany Police Department
Altamont Police Department
Amityville Village Police Department
Amsterdam Police Department
Bethlehem Police Department
Binghamton Police Department
Brockport Police Department
Buchanan Police Department
Buffalo Police Department
Canastota Police Department
Cayuga County Sheriff’s Office
Chatham Police Department
Chittenango Police Department
East Syracuse Police Department
Eden Police Department
Ellenville Police Department
Garden City Police Department
Gouverneur Police Department
Great Neck Estates Police Department
Guilderland Police Department
Hamburg Police Department
Harrison Police Department
Hempstead Police Department
Hudson Police Department
Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office
Kenmore Police Department
Lake Success Police Department
Larchmont Police Department
Lloyd Harbor Police Department
Lynbrook Police Department
Malone Village Police Department
Malverne Police Department
Menands Police Department
Middletown Police Department
Nassau County Police Department
New Rochelle Police Department
Niagara Falls Police Department
Nissequogue Police Department
North Salem Police Department
Old Westbury Police Department
Oneida City Police Department
Onondaga County Sheriff’s Office
Pelham Manor Police Department
Pelham Police Department
Port Chester Police Department
Port Washington Police Department
Quogue Village Police Department
Ramapo Police Department
Rensselaer City Police Department
Rochester Police Department
Rotterdam Police Department
Sands Point Police Department
Saratoga Springs Police Department
Scarsdale Police Department
Scotia Police Department
Southampton Town Police
St. Johnsville Police Department
Suffolk County Police Department
Syracuse Police Department
Tonawanda Police Department
Troy Police Department
Tuckahoe Police Department
Tuxedo Police Department
Utica Police Department
Vestal Police Department
Watertown Police Department
Weedsport Police Department
Wellsville Police Department
West Seneca Police Department
Westchester County Department of Public Safety
White Plains Police Department
Woodbury Police Department
Yonkers Police Department
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