View Full Version : Micro stamping.

03-03-2009, 7:49 PM
Handgun micro stamping is it going to happen next year 2010?

03-03-2009, 7:55 PM
Not happening.

This comes up every few weeks, so if you can search for the other threads.

Basically it boils down to the wording of the micro-stamping law, that says something along the lines that, it can only come into effect once there is no issues regarding the patent of the technology, as in no one person owns the patent, thus making it a monopoly on the tech involved.

Since this a very big issue, micro-stamping will not be happening anytime soon, and definitely will not be happening in 2010.

03-03-2009, 8:01 PM
Thanks! Good to know. That saves me some money.

03-03-2009, 11:49 PM
There's also a clause in that law IIRC that says '..IF the technology is commercially available', or words to that effect.
If it isn't in place by the law implementation date, then it doesn't take effect.

But don't breath a sigh of relief. The socialists intend to ban all semi-auto firearms next. Buy what you want NOW, before they can do so.

03-04-2009, 2:24 AM
Penal Code 12126
As used in this chapter, "unsafe handgun" means any pistol, revolver, or other firearm capable of being concealed upon the person, as defined in subdivision (a) of Section 12001, for which any of the following is true:
(b) For a pistol:
(7) Commencing January 1, 2010, for all semiautomatic pistols that are not already listed on the roster pursuant to Section 12131, it is not designed and equipped with a microscopic array of characters that identify the make, model, and serial number of the pistol, etched or otherwise imprinted in two or more places on the interior surface or internal working parts of the pistol, and that are transferred by imprinting on each cartridge case when the firearm is fired, provided that the Department of Justice certifies that the technology used to create the imprint is available to more than one manufacturer unencumbered by any patent restrictions. The Attorney General may also approve a method of equal or greater reliability and effectiveness in identifying the specific serial number of a firearm from spent cartridge casings discharged by that firearm than that which is set forth in this paragraph, to be thereafter required as otherwise set forth by this paragraph where the Attorney General certifies that this new method is also unencumbered by any patent restrictions. Approval by the Attorney General shall include notice of that fact via regulations adopted by the Attorney General for purposes of implementing that method for purposes of this paragraph. The microscopic array of characters required by this section shall not be considered the name of the maker, model, manufacturer's number, or other mark of identification, including any distinguishing number or mark assigned by the Department of Justice, within the meaning of Sections 12090 and 12094.

03-04-2009, 2:39 AM
"available to more than one manufacturer unencumbered by any patent restrictions"

kind of reminds me of the lead ban when barns was the only game in town

03-04-2009, 6:45 AM
I'd rather see microstamping than 500% more tax on ammo purchases.

03-04-2009, 2:32 PM
doesnt matter because no new semi handguns will be added to the roster

03-04-2009, 4:26 PM
doesnt matter because no new semi handguns will be added to the roster

How do you explain the Glock 20SF, 22RTF, 29SF and Ruger SR-9? :p