Anti-gun legislators from New York City have once again introduced firearms microstamping legislation.

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Anti-gun legislators from New York City have once again introduced firearms microstamping legislation (A. 1157b, Assembly Codes Committee) that would result in banning firearms in the Empire State.

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.

“This is an extraordinarily dangerous bill,” said NSSF Senior Vice President and General Counsel Lawrence G. Keane. “As legislation that would mandate microstamping not only threatens law-abiding gun owners but our industry’s ability to supply the nation’s law enforcement officers and military with high-quality firearms, we encourage all citizens of New York to contact members of the Codes Committee and their assemblymember today and urge them to oppose A. 1157b, firearms microstamping.

Learn more about microstamping by viewing the NSSF Microstamping Fact Sheet.

Source: NSSF

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  • Rick

    Maybe the cops in NY State would have to go without guns too. Especially if all Gun Manufacturers refused to sell to them. I’d laugh my butt off. Did you know that most gun magazines are Published in NYC? I have never understood that one. Harris Publications is one that comes to mind.

  • VTGunner

    Remington is in NY as well. Image the loss of that company with all the HUGE military and law enforcement contracts they bring in. Glad I live in Vermont

  • Wizard1975

    I know it would be a lot of money, but maybe the industry should move out of NY state. I know it would be a loss of jobs, but most employers will offer to take their employees with them. Hell go to PA, they are gun friendly. I would be curious how much tax revenue is generated for NY state by these companies. Isn’t Kimber made in update NY?