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New Yorkers about to give up last hope of gun ownership

New York seeks to outlaw firearms with microstampingNew York State legislators are pushing through firearm microstamping legislation (A.1157B) which intentionally creates firearm manufacturing rules so difficult to implement that most firearms manufacturers just won’t bother selling into New York anymore and those few left making guns in New Y0rk are likely to leave.

New York already has some of the toughest gun laws in the country, but has failed to see any real reduction in violent crime. So instead of fixing the real issue (law maker’s and law enforcerment’s  inability to end inner-city crime) they go after a popular target: gun makers and gun owners.

Micro-stamping forces gun makers to manufacture and install firing pins with the ability to create tiny stamps on the cartridge casings of the rounds they fire. This is a burden on the manufacturer and on the first person to buy the weapon (which is often a dealer, not the actual first owner).

As defined in the proposed legislation:

Firearm microstamping is a revolutionary forensic technology that produces an identifiable alpha-numeric and geometric code onto the rear of the cartridge casing each time a semiautomatic pistol is fired.

Micro-stamping has several flaws:

– The original purchaser is usually a gun store owner or firearms wholesaler, not the first person to actually keep the gun for personal use

– A firearms manufacturer now has to produce different models for New York, California and the rest of the nation

– As the microstamp is only on the casing (the part of the cartridge that holds the bullet) anyone planning to commit a crime would simply go to a New York shooting range, pick up the fired brass, use those mirco-stamped and reload them. Then then the craft criminal could blame his crime on YOU.

– If you decide to replace your pistol’s firing pin with a titanium striker or other match grade device, you’ve just committed a crime – no more competition upgrades for New Yorkers.

The law is obviously not about tracking firearms or cartridges. The law is about making it impossible for firearms manufacturers and retailers to survive in New York.

Lately, firearms businesses have been moving to Texas and the Mid-West in droves. Tens of thousands of American manufacturing jobs are being shunned by New York Democrats like Assemblywoman Michelle Schimmel. What’s more important? Keeping guns out of the hands of law abiding citizens or keeping jobs in a state that sorely needs them?

New York residents have two choices: Decide that any rightful New Yorker should own a firearm or agree with the Democrats that only the criminals should have guns. This law will only prevent lawful ownership of firearms as the gun industry continues to move out of over-regulated states and gun dealers find other locals in which to make money.

If you live in New York and think that Ms. Schimmel is wrong, let your state legislator know before it’s too late..

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  1. Too bad the government doesn’t put half as much effort, trying to track down known criminals and repeat offenders…

    Ho, wait, can’t do that… they’d probably be sued for racial profiling…

  2. Arms manufacturers are certainly welcome in Idaho. Any company or business that wants to operate in a sane business environment as well.

  3. LOL! yes, microstamping laws are going to stop gun crime in NYC..LOL! the criminals certainly won’t get their guns microstamped and the rest of NYC won’t turn in their old ones…so blooming idiot is going to be screaming, turning blue and tearing his hair out because he can’t institute martial law and search for firearms.
    He wants everyone else to be disarmed but if you notice, His security detail carries automatic weapons.

  4. OOPS..Quote” – As the microstamp is only on the casing (the part of the cartridge that holds the bullet) anyone planning to commit a crime would simply go to a New York shooting range, pick up the fired brass, use those mirco-stamped and reload them. Then then the craft criminal could blame his crime on YOU. Quote..

    Sorry but this is very incorrect not to mention stupid!

    IF some idiot criminal were to go pick up brass at a firing range it’s one lousy range as every range I’ve gone to required the shooters to police their brass when they are done.

    First: If they are going to “use” used brass and reload it, that is a joke! Criminals reloading their own brass? OK, I can’t buy that as it is expensive to set up! They’re criminals and would steal their ammo in a crime which is way cheaper than buy it at it’s cost today!

    You have NEVER reloaded your own have you? Or seen the process?
    That primer the firing pin is going to “stamp” an ID on REMOVED! Yep! Ya got to replace that primer that was stamped with the micro stamp ID so the new reloaded round will work! In fact there is a die a re loader needs to remove the thing.

    UNLESS you think the criminal is going to commit a crime using his gun and then police the brass he fired in his crime and then drop those casings from the firing range at the scene of the crime all the while time is important to get the hello out of the area?
    Try again as that one paragraph is a loser!

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