Effective Immediately: All Semi-Automatic Pistols Sold In California to Require “Micro Stamp” Ballistic IdentificationSubmitted by goldenequity on Mon, 05/20/2013 - 06:13
All new semi-automatic firearms sold in the State of California will require a unique microstamp on every shell ejected when a gun is fired.
A controversial move that some believe will essentially lead to a de facto ban on semi-automatic handguns (in California).
“This is not going to help solve crimes,” he said. “It’s easily defeated, easily wears out and can be used to lead police down false alleys” if the serial numbers are altered.
Worse yet, Michel said, manufacturers will be unwilling to add this expensive feature to guns sold in a single state, and will instead keep manufacturing weapons for the other states, where demand already far exceeds supply.
The effect, he said, would be a ban on new semiautomatic handguns in California, which the NRA will challenge in court.