A 1157B - Requires Firearms to Have Microstamping Technology - New York Key Vote


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Title: Requires Firearms to Have Microstamping Technology

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that requires semiautomatic pistols to be manufactured with microstamp technology.


  • Requires all new semiautomatic pistols sold after January 1, 2014 to be microstamp ready (Sec. 2).
  • Defines “microstamp ready” as a pistol that is manufactured with a unique alpha-numeric or geometric code located at least 2 places on each cartridge that identifies the make, model, and serial number of the pistol (Sec. 3).
  • Establishes a Class D felony charge for any individual who defaces a machine-gun, firearm, microstamping component, or a mechanism of a semiautomatic pistol (Sec. 4).
  • Establishes a Class A misdemeanor charge for any firearm dealer who sells, exchanges, offers, or delivers a semiautomatic pistol, knowing that a microstamping component or mechanism has been defaced (Sec. 4).
  • Specifies that defacing a semiautomatic pistol does not include the following (Sec. 4):
    • Modifying a semiautomatic pistol to make it microstamp ready; or
    • Replacing the firing pin of a semiautomatic pistol that is microstamp ready when the pin is damaged or in need of replacement.

Title: Requires Firearms to Have Microstamping Technology