Referred to Committee
June 19, 2012
June 19, 2012(Key vote)
Title: Requires Firearms to Have Microstamping Technology
Vote Smart's Synopsis:
Vote to pass a bill that requires semiautomatic pistols to be manufactured with microstamp technology.
Requires all new semiautomatic pistols sold after January 1, 2014 to be microstamp ready (Sec. 2).
Defines “microstamp ready” as a pistol that is manufactured with a unique alpha-numeric or geometric code located at least 2 places on each cartridge that identifies the make, model, and serial number of the pistol (Sec. 3).
Establishes a Class D felony charge for any individual who defaces a machine-gun, firearm, microstamping component, or a mechanism of a semiautomatic pistol (Sec. 4).
Establishes a Class A misdemeanor charge for any firearm dealer who sells, exchanges, offers, or delivers a semiautomatic pistol, knowing that a microstamping component or mechanism has been defaced (Sec. 4).
Specifies that defacing a semiautomatic pistol does not include the following (Sec. 4):
Modifying a semiautomatic pistol to make it microstamp ready; or
Replacing the firing pin of a semiautomatic pistol that is microstamp ready when the pin is damaged or in need of replacement.