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05-08-2007, 1:04 PM
NRA Members' Councils of California
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CALNRA: UC Davis Study Finds Serious Flaws with Microstamping Technology
1:00 PM, 05/08/2007

As you may know, the California Legislature is currently considering AB 1471, Microstamping (http://calnra.com/legs.shtml?year=2007&summary=ab1471) (Feuer). This bill would, commencing January 1, 2010, expand the definition of unsafe handgun to include semiautomatic pistols that are not designed and equipped with a microscopic array of characters that identify the make, model, and serial number of the pistol, etched into 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.

Yesterday, CalNRA.com posted information regarding a May 2007 UC Davis study that found serious reliability problems with ID Dynamics' technology, concluding that Microstamping "...does not work well for all guns and ammunition tested in a pilot study by researchers from the forensic science program at UC Davis..."

Tests were performed with ".22, .380 and .40-caliber handguns, two semi-automatic rifles and a pump-action shotgun." The study reports "a wide range of results depending on the weapon, the ammunition used and the type of code examined."

Today, we add a CALNRA Analysis of the study. UC Davis' work seems to validate our objections to microstamping in several ways. Read more at:

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05-08-2007, 2:08 PM
--Sorry, misposted--


05-08-2007, 5:17 PM
read it and i'm glad someone other than me thinks this proposed law is not going to work. now it's time to convince the legislature to drop it once and for all.