Gun manufacturer regulation removed from state budget

by Andrew Henderson

Language that would require gun manufacturers to micro-stamp firearms was removed from the budget bill, according to Assemblyman Will Barclay.

Micro-stamping places unnecessary and costly burdens on gun manufacturers and has not proven successful, said Barclay.

The Assembly majority included the language in the budget bill. Late last week, the state legislature passed the budget without the micro-stamping regulation included.

“I was pleased this language was removed from the budget bill,” said Barclay, “As I said before, this regulation is a stand-alone issue and has no place in the budget.”

Micro-stamping would require gun manufacturers to produce a unique alpha-numeric or geometric code on the firing pin identifying the make, model and serial number of the pistol.

The technology, however, has not proven successful, said Barclay.

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