Skip to comments.Gun ID legislation may trigger exodus of gunmakers Remington, Colt
Posted on 08/28/2012 2:10:15 PM PDT by Neil E. Wright
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 guns firing pin to allow an imprint of that information on spent cartridge cases. Supporters of the technology say it will be a game changer, allowing authorities to quickly identify the registered guns used in crimes. Opponents claim the process is costly, unreliable and may ultimately impact the local economies that heavily depend on the gun industry, including Ilion, N.Y., where Remington Arms maintains a factory, and Hartford, Conn., where Colt's manufacturing is headquartered.
Mandatory microstamping would have an immediate impact of a loss of 50 jobs, New York State Sen. James Seward, a Republican whose district includes Ilion, said, adding that Remington employs 1,100 workers in the town. Youre talking about a company that has options in other states. Why should they be in a state thats hostile to legal gun manufacturing? There could be serious negative economic impact with the passage of microstamping and other gun-control laws.
In March, prior to the recent mass shootings at a movie theater in Aurora, Colo., a Sikh temple in Wisconsin and at New Yorks iconic Empire State Building, Remington executive Stephen Jackson wrote to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo warning forced microstamping could prompt the company to reconsider its commitment to the New York market altogether rather than spend the astronomical sums of money necessary to reconfigure its manufacturing and assembly processes.
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The gun manufacturers should open bids for states that want their business, and do so publicly and loudly. Several states will be more than happy to offer them impressive concessions.
Then the gun manufacturers can buy advertising in their current states, identifying those politicians by name and how much tax money and jobs their state will be losing.
As it comes down to the wire, offer big discounts to the people of their state for guns that do not microstamp, in a “blow out sale”.
So they want to put a micro stamp on the face of a firing pin? A swipe of a file or stone will make that go away. More than likely, they would add micro grooves to the barrel when it’s being broached, basically putting a bar code on every round fired. Would be much harder to remove without honing or re-barreling.
The regulations of some of the counties are on the Web. Try Larimer. Try Park. Run “sustainable development,” “open space,” “animal protection,” cattle, “uranium,” “fracking” and like with keywords.
this is what happens when people that have no clue about guns decide to make ‘reasonable’ laws re guns
Well, Larimer isn’t a county I’d put a business. I was think more along the lines of Elbert, Lincoln, or Pueblo counties. Counties like Larimer and Boulder are lost causes to business.
When firing pins have microstamps, only criminals will have replacement firing pins... or didn't you know that. Is that a replacement firing pin in your pocket or is that a pen? I have a search warrant to search your pockets... and a microscope...
The counties you mentioned might be good ones. They’re down on the saner plains, too. Funny...Pueblo Democrats (Action 22 or something like that) were in favor of a uranium exploratory drill up here, on the Range. Local Range Republicans (mostly government pensioners/employees/corporates) were very much against it and stopped it (as they did gas, and so on). That’s not a general statement in favor of Democrats, of course (despise their social-social spending stuff).
It is a statement, though, that many Republicans on the Range are commies at least nearly as much as Democrats. I’ve seen far worse from them. Another public school teacher was firing indiscriminately only about a half hour ago, either to scare or hit another neighbor’s cattle nearby. One of the local socialist herd recently accusing an old ranching family of cruelty to animals (best ranchers around, all of their cattle confiscated, rights to ranching removed by the County/State, grazing land permits/licenses taken).
Public school teacher has 4 calves, 3 horses and more animals unloaded in an old, small corral just today—all on about 70 acres. That’s the third local crazy public school teacher we’ve seen over the past ten years. Each one of them is or was on drugs, too. Police won’t touch ‘em. Tried talking to them before. Public school teachers are untouchables (affiliated in local bureaucracies receiving federal funds, considered to be authorities, etc.).
Best to stay away from hysterical/drugged local government employees insane with social pathologies. Maybe the Range will be quieter after the debt craze has run its course.
About the number of animals on a small place, this is not like the Midwest or even the high plains. Very high, dry land. And the ice will spray hard and get deep this coming winter.
The liberal garbage is everywhere. I live in a wooded area and we still have liberals talking trash about the liberals in suburbia...only to plant bluegrass in the forest and try to make their place look like a manicured lawn...just like suburbia. One neighbor thought ladder fuels and defensible property meant to simply strip the trees of all lower branches and clear the land. They ruined a perfectly good piece of forested property. Liberals: A modern word for moron.
Heh. I might plant a lawn and water it a lot. The place could also use some Astroturf on the sidewalk and porch, and maybe a plastic palm tree. There are no trees around here, so we won’t need to cut a certain distance from the house and cut lower branches further out. But I did build a monster and cut around it like that in a development in Teller in the past.
But I won’t support any regulations against property rights at all. We need more salvage yards on the Range, too, BTW.
Oh...reminds me to put the issue of a new rendering plant to the HOA here next year.
I’m series. We could use a million or so Ozarkians up here (where I once lived). ;-)
Have you seen the movie, “Nothing But Trouble?” The judge character in that flick is a man after my own heart. The Range should be modeled more like “Valkenvania” from that.
Yer neighbor in Cali...rado.
On to freedom. ;-)
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