Gun ID legislation may trigger exodus of gunmakers Remington, Colt


Two venerable American gun manufacturers — Remington and Colt — could head for the West their weapons helped win if New York and Connecticut force them to implement microstamping technology.
Microstamping, or ballistic imprinting, is a patented process that uses laser technology to engrave a tiny marking of the make, model and serial number on the tip of a gun’s firing pin to allow an imprint of that information on spent cartridge cases. Supporters of the technology say it will be a “game changer,” allowing authorities to quickly identify the **registered guns used in crimes. **

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Of course this woud not stop criminals from doing crimes–who would guess they do not register their weapons/sarcasm


It’s not a weapon. It’s a FIREARM!

That aside, where does a state get off thinking it’s within their jurisprudence to make law regarding the manufacturing of a product which use is a federally protected right?
Yes, I know; cities and states do it all of the time. What I’ve never been able to comprehend is how they get away with it!
When will people stand up and tell these overbearing control freaks to kiss their royal, fat/skinny/wide/flat/rotund patoots?!


I would HOPE this is really old news, but most likely its not…

Put any thing you want on the end of a firing pin, just do not expect it to be there after its been fired x amount of times.

This plain stupid, serves no purpose at all and firing pins are easy to replace…and there is a reason for that, they in fact wear out, break etc.

I don’t give this a lot of chance because from a pure engineering viewpoint, its a don’t waste your time…but ANTI gun crowd borders on the just plain crazy.


More reasons microstamping is idiotic:

For starters: microstamping fails to work on any firearm that already exists, something in the neighborhood of more than 300 million firearms. As firearms last indefinitely, it would be decades before they became a significant number of total firearms — even if the technology was foolproof.

But microstamping is not foolproof. Let’s look at the ways microstamping fails, beyond the numbers:

    Microstamping does not work if shell casings aren’t automatically ejected from the crime gun. Revolvers, derringers, double-barrel shotguns, pump shotguns and rifles, and semi-automatic firearms that can be equipped with inexpensive brass catchers (common among some shooters) would leave no cartridges at the scene of a shooting.

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 his firearm. The expense of millions of dollars in retooling is thwarted by the purchase of a $12 part.

Microstamping does not work because the stamping is easily defaced. It would take a matter of a half-dozen passes of a standard diamond file, and less than a minute, to eradicate the microstamping.

Microstamping is incredibly fragile. The stamping would wear out over time through simple use of the firearm, or be thwarted by the normal powder residue that builds up on small parts.

Microstamping could easily be spoofed and waste police time — or worse, send the wrong people to jail. Most shooters do not reload their own ammunition, and leave their shell casings at the range. All it would take to turn microstamping to a criminal’s advantage would be for a criminal or one of his associates to pick up brass from a firing range in the same caliber as the weapon he carries. After he uses a microstamping-free weapon in a crime, he would merely drop the brass he recovered from Joe Citizen at the range at the crime scene. Joe will wake up with a SWAT team crashing through his door at 5:00 a.m., and if he’s lucky, innocent Joe won’t be gunned down along with his family pets.

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Just replace the firing pin…or file it down a millionth of an inch…


The companies would likely react, anyway, because it’s going to cost them.


A stupid idea for something that criminals, if they are stupid enough to register their weapons, can easily bypass. Federal government doing what they do best…nothing but a bad job.