Firearm Microstamping Bill Signed By Gov. Newsom

Firearm Microstamping Bill Signed By Gov. Newsom

gun control sign. (Photo: Wikipedia) Earlier this week, Governor Gavin Newsom signed into law a bill that requires newer model handguns in California to be microstamped. Gun manufacturers and firearm advocates denounced the decision, noting that it not only violates Second Amendment rights and would increase black market activity and and non-registered weapons in the state, but would also hurt economically during a time of economic downturn. Controversial AB 2847 signed into law Assemblyman David Chiu. (Photo: Kevin Sanders for California Globe) Assembly Bill 2847 , authored by Assemblyman David Chiu (D-San Francisco), specifically notes that microstamping, which imprints tiny markings on cartridges that had been fired from the weapon for quicker police identification , will have to be in at least one part of the interior of the handgun, replacing the current law of having it on two or more places that had been deemed difficult by gun manufacturers and law enforcement alike. The bill will also quicken the process of having more microstamped guns instead of non-microstamped guns in circulation by removing three non-compliant handguns from the state roster of sellable handguns for every new, AB 2847 following model added to the list. For any new handgun joining the state roster, it will also need to have a chamber load indicator and a magazine disconnect mechanism in addition to the microstamp. Assemblyman Chiu wrote the bill to increase the percentage of identifiable microstamped guns in California and reduce the number of black market firearms in the state, […]

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