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June 4, 2010

Firearms Microstamping Threat in New York: NSSF Issues Legislative Alert


Anti-gun legislators from New York City are pushing legislation (Firearms Microstamping) 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 technology 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 hundreds of layoffs for New York workers, as firearm factories consider moving out of the state. Furthermore, firearms manufacturers could be forced to abandon the New York market altogether rather than spend the astronomical amount 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 their state senator immediately and urge him or her to oppose S. 6005, firearms microstamping. 

Companion legislation has already passed the New York Assembly. This bill must be defeated in the New York State Senate.

Please, call your state senator today! 

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