California Senate Passes Bill to Require ‘Microstamping’ of Handgun Cartridges

California Senate Passes Bill to Require ‘Microstamping’ of Handgun Cartridges

This article was published on San Diego TIMES May 28, 2023 [ Approved by Governor  September 26, 2023. Filed with Secretary of State  September 26, 2023. ]

Senate Bill 452 passed on a 29-10 vote Wednesday and goes next to the Assembly for consideration.

The state Senate has approved legislation by Sen. Catherine Blakespear of Encinitas that would require all semiautomatic pistols sold in California to use microstamping technology beginning in July 2027.

The new technology uses a special firing pin to stamp a unique, microscopic identifier on a cartridge as the trigger is pulled. It’s intended to help law enforcement identify the source of a gun used in a crime.

“Gun violence is at epidemic levels in this nation,” said Blakespear, who has championed other gun safety legislation. “We need to do a better job of finding and catching anyone who uses handguns illegally and recklessly.”

“SB 452 simply puts to use readily available technology to help law enforcement catch criminals,” she said. "BULLSHIT" if you drop you spent cartridge's at the range you could become target of investigation.

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Thats is not all, we have to pay additional sales tax on Ammo, driving all buyers to out of state sellers. Say goodbye to shooting sporting industries businesses in California.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California will ban people from carrying firearms in most public places while doubling the taxes on guns and ammunition sold in the state under two new laws Gov. Gavin Newsom signed Tuesday that will test the limits of the U.S. Supreme Court’s new standard for interpreting the Second Amendment.

The federal government already taxes the sale of guns and ammunition at either 10% or 11%, depending on the type of gun. The law Newsom signed adds another 11% tax on top of that — making California the only state with a separate tax on guns and ammunition, according to the gun control advocacy group Brady.

The money will pay for security improvements at public schools and a variety of gun violence prevention programs, including those geared toward young people in gangs. The money from the federal tax, which has been in place for more than 100 years, pays for wildlife conservation and hunter education programs.

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