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New York: Senate Committee to Vote on Micro-Stamping Bill Next Week!

Friday, June 4, 2010

Please Contact Your State Senator Today!

Senate Bill 6005, micro-stamping legislation sponsored by State Senator Eric Schneiderman (D-31), has been placed on the calendar of the Senate Codes Committee for Tuesday, June 8.  Now that S6005 is on the Codes Committee calendar, it is only one step away from a potential vote on the Senate Floor.  The companion bill, Assembly Bill 6468C, sponsored by State Assemblywomen Michelle Schimel (D-16), has already passed the Assembly.

Both A6468C and S6005 require that semiautomatic pistols manufactured or delivered to any licensed dealer in the state of New York be capable of micro-stamping ammunition and establish fines for violations of this requirement.

Micro-stamping is an unproven technology that would require unique identifying information from the firearm, including the make, model, and serial number to be etched into the firing pin and breech face in such a manner that those identifiers are imprinted on the cartridge case upon firing.  The technology can easily be defeated with common household tools, has no public safety value, and adds substantially to the cost of the firearm.  If passed, the availability of semi-automatic handguns in New York could be in jeopardy, as manufacturers simply may choose not to build or sell firearms for purchase in the state. In fact, this bill would likely create a de facto ban on new semi-automatic handguns.

If allowed to become law, this bill will serve as a ban on all new semiautomatic handguns in the Empire State!  It is imperative that you contact members of the New York State Senate and respectfully ask that they protect our Second Amendment rights by opposing S6005.

Your State Senator can be contacted through the Senate switchboard at (518) 455-2800.  To find your State Senator, please click here
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