Skip to comments.Passing Bill for Fifth Time Requiring Microstamping of Handguns(NY)
Posted on 07/02/2012 5:41:24 AM PDT by marktwain
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 harm to many in our communities. This legislation would help law enforcement to bring the perpetrators of these violent crimes to justice and offer some measure of closure to the victims of these heinous acts. I commend Assemblywoman Schimel for championing this effort and all my colleagues for supporting this important public safety measure.
Microstamping ensures that when a gun is fired, information identifying the make, model and serial number of the gun is stamped onto the cartridge as numbers and letters. This technology allows law enforcement to trace firearms through shell casings found at crime scenes, even if the gun is never found. This crime-fighting tool will provide law enforcement with rapid leads at crime scenes and will provide evidence to help investigate, arrest, and convict more criminals of gun-related offenses.
This is the fifth year that I have sponsored and debated microstamping legislation, which has passed our house each year. In this session, the Assembly included a microstamping measure in our budget proposal, but regretfully, it was not included in the final state budget. As we wait for the state Senate to act on this bill, brave law enforcement officers are being struck down by gun fire and innocent victims continue to be wantonly murdered. We cant catch their killers because they fire anonymous bullets. I urge the state Senate to put the publics safety above the interests of extremists in the gun lobby and pass this important crime-fighting measure.
Silver and I have noted that this bill will not place any restrictions on lawful gun ownership or impair access to the lawful purchase of weapons. The certification process called for in the bill is entirely industry based. The manufacturers of semiautomatic handguns will incur minimal costs to adopt this technology.
Michelle Schimel is the New York State Assembly representative for the 16th Assembly District. She was first elected in a Special Election held on March 27, 2007.
If a firearms owner doesn't comply, intentionally or by omission (say, if he's out of the country on business or in the military) it will be felony city. Look at Illinois and their FOID cards, which are a felony trap for the unwary.
The real intention of microstamping will be to make gun ownership such a hassle, expense, and legal risk, that millions will simply give up their firearms as not worth it.
Ah, since when have anyone been allowed to purchase a handgun (legally) in NY State to begin with?
Naturally ALL miscreants, terrorists, criminals, etc. will dutifully abide by this new law (just as they have will all of the others in the past) and this will no doubt, curb all of the violence and crimes committed with guns. /sarc
I have an effective and patentable way of microstamping bullets as well as casings. Like a couple of other things, I’ll not submit it.
If this passes the State Senate, all rational criminals will simply switch to revolvers. It shows the total stupidity of Socialist politicians and the total complicity of the Socialist MSM.
Anti-gun, pro-criminal idiots. NY strikes again. I’m usalluy not for “banning” but this time I suggest banning all anti-gun idiots from this country. If anything, THEY should be microstamped so we can identify them.
And next on the agenda is a microstamping device for soda straws if the dispenser goes over a certain limit.
The face of the enemy within:
The bullets will still be anonymous, whether the shell casing is microstamped or not. This won't work, so then they'll want to put a serial number on every bullet. ** No more cheap ammo. **
So, tell me, are all these guys named "Sheldon" that stupid or is it just that they act that way?
Why should they? All they have to do is wipe and drop the weapon at the scene. You think they care if the source is tracked? Only the idiots will hang on to the weapon. Darwin will eliminate them from that particular labor pool PDQ.
History proves that the black market responds in the same manner as the regular market place. Demand generates supply and is priced accordingly.
I guess it only works with semi-autos huh? Unless the perp is stupid enough to dump his empty shell casings from his revolver at the crime scene. Of course most of these clowns KNOW that revolvers just ain’t as cool looking when holding them sideways.
Did anybody ever see the al queda training videos? If I was one of the trainers and saw one of the trainees doing this gangsta move like in the video they’d get a 9 to the back of the head as an example to the rest of the trainees. Think they’d get the hint that they are terrorists not gangstas?
Helping keep mankind warm for 65 years.
these unworkable schemes only serve to make people feel good while skewing the markelt. revovlers and non-ejecting case design will (re)emerge. the current population of non-stamped weapons and bullets, if not outlawed, will become fixed and artificially expensive. simple economics. we saw something similar with the AW and normal capacity mag ban of 1994.
Including handguns sold to LEO?
There should next be a law requiring the collection of voice samplings of every human within the US. This will help investigators to ascertain the identity of potential criminals or plots retrieved from phone traffic on analyzed NSA recordings.
Stupidity and evil are eternal.
“as a prevention tool to combat gun trafficking”
Creating a demand for imported (from other states) goods will reduce “trafficking”. Yeah. Right.
It's a shame that stupidity can't be converted to electricity. We would have an endless source of energy!
One word: Dremel.
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