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AB 2847 - Requires Microstamping Within Handguns - California Key Vote

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Title: Requires Microstamping Within Handguns

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to amend and pass a bill that requires guns registered in California to incorporate microstamping technology in order to be considered "safe," effective July 1, 2022.

Highlights:

 

  • Specifies that beginning July 1, 2022, the following characteristics of a pistol are considered “unsafe” (Sec. 2):

    • It does not have a chamber load indicator;

    • It does not have a magazine disconnect mechanism if it has a detachable magazine; 

    • It is not designed with a set of characters etched on the gun that identify the make, model, and serial number of the pistol; or

    • It does not imprint the set of characters onto each cartridge case when it is fired.

  • Authorizes the Attorney General to remove 3 non-microstamped semiautomatic pistols from its registry for every microstamped pistol that is registered (Sec. 2). 

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Title: Requires Microstamping Within Handguns

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that requires a microstamp to be printed in the interior of a gun.

Highlights:

 

  • Establishes that beginning July 1, 2022, the following characteristics of a pistol are considered “unsafe” (Sec. 2):

    • It does not have a chamber load indicator;

    • It does not have a magazine disconnect mechanism if it has a detachable magazine; 

    • It is not designed with a set of characters etched on the gun that identify the make, model and serial number of the pistol; or

    • It does not imprint the set of characters onto each cartridge case when it is fired.

  • Authorizes the Attorney General to remove 3 non-microstamped semiautomatic pistols from its registry for every microstamped pistol that is registered (Sec. 2). 

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