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Gun microstamping could
close American factories

Hot Air, by Jazz Shaw

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Posted By:Photoonist, 10/7/2012 4:01:14 PM

I understand that gun owners’ rights and the Second Amendment haven’t really been a touchstone in this year’s elections, but that doesn’t mean that the battle isn’t still being waged. One story out this month hits pretty close to home for me, both figuratively and literally. It involves the Remington Arms plant located in Ilion, a village in upstate New York. (Snip) Microstamping does not work because firing pins are inexpensive and easy to replace. The firing pin for most weapons are easily replaced by someone with a minimum of ability to read and follow the basic cleaning directions for

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Microstamping is just one more way for leftists intent on attacking the 2nd Amendment to make firearms more expensive and to try and infringe on your rights. They don't care that it is useless against people with actual criminal intents. They want to manage firearms AND ammunition to make them more unobtainable and use whatever path they can find to take them away from the People. They are leftist fascists.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: geneinnyc, 10/7/2012 4:16:27 PM     (No. 8916348)

Ditto, OP. As it is, each firing pin is unique and make a unique impression on a cartridge that allows forensic analysis to match a cartridge with a gun - no need for microstamping.

Also, what criminal registers his gun and uses it to commit a crime? The registrant surely would be not the criminal, but the law-abiding owner from whom he stole the gun.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: bkt23, 10/7/2012 4:26:04 PM     (No. 8916362)

So, if I were a criminal...I could buy a third-party firing pin and replace my firing pin with it every time I want to commit a crime.

Or...I could get some wet/dry sandpaper and spend five minutes sanding off the number on the firing pin.

Or...I could spend ten minutes at the local gun range picking up spent brass on the ground and leave some of those casings at the scene of the crime, being careful to police my own brass.

In other words, this is remarkably easy to work around yet adds significantly to the cost of manufacturing, that the only plausible explanation is the left is looking to close factories and/or make it harder (more expensive) for people to purchase firearms.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: dvc, 10/7/2012 4:32:33 PM     (No. 8916375)

Good accurate summary of why microstamping is totally useless, or actually negative value.

In any case, I think all states where this stupid idea has been brought up have rejected it. I think this is outdated info, the last time I heard of this being seriously considered in a state legislature was at least a year ago.
Perhaps some state legislator has reintroduced this lunacy.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Starlifter Nav, 10/7/2012 4:33:46 PM     (No. 8916377)

As far as the "uniqueness" of a firing pin mark or casing markings, they were the ostensible reason behind the implementation in a coupe of states of requiring every gun sold to be test fired and a fired casing sent to be kept on file in a database.

1) it was two states.

2). it was easier to do it for every state than just two so the manufacturers complied.

3) the marks change over time with the use of the firearm so they don't match the initial test firing

4) The two states who adopted the idea spent four million dollars a year over several years on the process.

5) In the first five years or so that the two states implemented the database ZERO- as in NONE- cases occurred where the database was used successfully to try and convict a shooter.

As of now, I believe there's been one.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Yephora, 10/7/2012 4:56:09 PM     (No. 8916412)

Oh yeah, you can be sure they've already got a vault full of oppressive plans drawn up for the coming do-or-die, drop-all-masks regime.

Which will never materialize, God willing!

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Reply 6 - Posted by: antiquegolf, 10/7/2012 5:18:43 PM     (No. 8916442)

FTA: Rules like these, forced through by excitable gun opponents without considering the law of unintended consequences . . .

No unintended consequences. Lefties know this is a farce. They just want to drive up costs for manufacturers and eventually drive them out of business. The micro-stamping requirement is one of a long list of incremental steps liberals seek to carry out before the ultimate gun grab.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 10/7/2012 5:33:32 PM     (No. 8916460)

This is just one more case of the Federal government imposing regulations that are intended to destroy an industry. What they can't achieve directly, they then seek to achieve indirectly. See EPA, FDA, and numerous other agencies.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: veritas, 10/7/2012 5:38:36 PM     (No. 8916469)

Molon labe.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Crosscut, 10/7/2012 7:34:45 PM     (No. 8916627)

A further attempt by leftists to disarm the real Americans of this country. This is a battle that is not going to end, but tossing out Obama will be a step in the right direction.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: typhoon, 10/7/2012 8:13:54 PM     (No. 8916700)

I will quit buying Remington products until they move out of NY.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: veritas, 10/7/2012 10:29:36 PM     (No. 8916981)

Dang. Too often, we all miss the obvious -- the hyper-costly utterly pointless Canadian long-gun registry.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Trigger2, 10/8/2012 8:19:46 AM     (No. 8917454)

This is how demonrats work - they do 'incremental' changes and before you know it, all your rights are gone.

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