The State of New York held a 'public' demonstration of the microstamping technology at a police range today. It seems the entities involved wanted to make sure the 'right people'(and ONLY the right people) get the 'full treatment' about the politically correctness of the technology.
There must have been quite a dust up when Assemblyman Greg Ball objected to his guests being ejected from the test. Representatives from the NRA, the NSSF, and the NYS Rifle and Pistol Association were kicked out.
The Legislative Gazette gave little information except to say that the test occurred. HERENew York Assemblywoman Michelle Schimel, New Yorkers Against Gun Violence and the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence today held a demonstration of firearms microstamping for New York lawmakers at a state police range in Albany. The demonstration was conducted by microstamping patent holder Todd Lizotte. Members of the firearms industry were refused entry into the public building during the demonstration.
But, Politics On The Hudson had more to say about it. HEREAssemblywoman Michelle Schimel today went to the New York State Police firing range in Albany to call attention to a live demonstration of semiautomatic pistols equipped with microstamping technology.
Microstamping is a patented technology that makes the firing pin and breech face in semiautomatic pistols capable of stamping letters and numbers onto the cartridge case of the ammunition when fired. The characters are imprinted onto the firing pin by a laser when the gun is manufactured. The information on the cartridge can help law enforcement link the ammunition to the make, model and serial number of the gun it was fired from.
Schimel, D-Great Neck, proposed legislation that would require every semiautomatic weapon manufactured in New York to be equipped with the technology.
For more info on MicroStamping check out this site. HEREState Assemblyman Greg Ball apparently made his feelings known today on a piece of legislation that would require every semi-automatic weapon manufactured in the state capable of stamping a unique code onto the cartridge case of fired ammuntion. The information, proponents say, can help police link the ammunition to the gun it was fired from without having the gun.
Ball, R-Patterson, showed up at the event at a State Police HQ firing range, which was hosted by Assemblywoman Michelle Schimel, D-Great Neck. He brought along Jake McGuigan of the National Shooting Sports Foundation and Greg Costa, a representative of the National Rifle Association and National Shooting Sports Foundation and board member of NYS Rifle and Pistol Association. Microstamping, they contend, is flawed, needs further testing and its cost is greater than any possible public safety benefits...
The left is trying to get this stuff on the books without anyone even knowing about it!