Anti-gun legislators from New York City continue to seek passage of firearms microstamping legislation S. 675B, that would result in banning firearms in the Empire State. The bill's sponsor, Sen. Jose Peralta, filed a Motion to Consider microstamping, which requires the bill to be on the committee agenda. The Senate Codes Committee will address S.675B on Tuesday, March 13 at 10:30 a.m.
If microstamping were to become law, firearms manufacturers would be forced to employ a patented, sole-sourced concept that independent studies, including those from the National Academy of Sciences and the University of California at Davis, found to be flawed and easily defeated by criminals. Passage of this bill could result in layoffs of factory workers throughout New York as manufacturers, already being heavily lobbied by tax and gun friendly states, consider moving out of New York. Furthermore, firearms manufacturers could be forced to abandon the New York market altogether rather than spend the astronomical sums of money needed to completely reconfigure their manufacturing and assembly processes. This would directly impact law enforcement, firearms retailers and their law-abiding customers.
Please politely contact members of the Senate Codes Committee and urge them to oppose this flawed, easily defeated concept.
The last thing New York needs is another failed concept (ballistic imaging) costing tax-payer money, forcing manufacturing jobs out of the state and impacting only lawful firearms owners and retailers.
Learn more about microstamping by viewing the NSSF Microstamping Fact Sheet.