Anti-Gun Group in New York Calls for Microstamping Law and Storage Requirements

April 30 2014
by GSL Staff
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ny new york flagSee? This is why you don’t give up one millimeter of your rights. Once the anti-gun crowd see that they can get legislation passed they keep pushing for more and more.

In this case, New Yorkers Against Gun Violence, bolstered by last year’s passage of the SAFE Act, one of the most extreme set of gun control laws in the country, the group is now pushing for a microstamping requirement for New York as well as laws to govern how firearms are stored.

Of course, microstamping basically equals a de-facto ban since no manufacturer is currently producing microstamp enabled firearms, and none currently plan to in the future.

From the group’s website,

THE PROBLEM: Gun crimes provide criminals with the safety of distance and often result in fewer witnesses and less crime scene evidence than other types of crimes. The deadly threat of gun crimes also frequently instills fear of retaliation in witnesses and discourages them from coming forward. Homicides using weapons have a national clearance rate of only 61%, and f or all gun crimes, the clearance rates are even lower. Police need every tool available to solve gun crimes and get dangerous, violent criminals off the streets.

THE SOLUTION: Microstamping requirements. New York law enforcement needs every tool available to help catch dangerous criminals and make our communities safe. By tracing criminals through their guns and ammunition using an inexpensive technology called microstamping, we can help law enforcement solve crimes.

Microstamping technology stamps a unique code onto shell casings every time a semi-automatic pistol is fired. The semi-automatic pistol is the gun criminals use most and the unique code provides an easy-to-follow link back to the original purchaser of the weapon. Police officers and forensics experts use shell casings found at crime scenes to help identify suspects but without microstamping their results are very limited. Without modern forensic tools like microstamping, law enforcement is hamstrung in trying to solve gun crimes. And without the ability to solve gun crimes, thousands of violent gun-toting criminals remain on the streets of New York with their guns, putting us all at risk.

The group is also pushing for a new law which will see parents charged with a criminal offense if their child gains access to a firearm inside of their home. That’s good for the child. Send mommy and daddy to prison and put them into a foster home for a few years, they’ll be much better off than in a home with guns where their parents can protect them.

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