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California: Microstamping Bill Heads Back to Assembly for Final Vote!

Friday, September 7, 2007

Assembly Bill 1471 was voted off the Senate floor yesterday, Thursday, September 6 by a vote of 21-17.  It now heads back to the Assembly for final approval.

AB1471 would require that after a certain date, the make, model, and serial number of the firearm be microstamped onto the interior surface or internal working parts of all handguns in such a manner that those identifiers are imprinted onto the cartridge case upon firing.  Under AB1471, the manufacture, sale, and transfer of handguns that do not include their identifying information would be a crime.

It is critical that you contact your Assemblymember and ask that he or she oppose this legislation.  Please ask them to vote "no" on AB1471.  Contact information for your Assemblymember can be found by visiting

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