Assembly Passes Bill to Require Microstamping of Semiautomatic Handguns

Assembly Passes Bill to Require Microstamping of Semiautomatic Handguns – Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, Assemblywoman Michelle Schimel, and Codes Committee Chair Joseph Lentol today announced passage of the Crime Gun Identification Act of 2012 that would require all new semiautomatic handguns sold in New York State, by 2014, to be microstamped with a unique code which is transferred to shell casings when the gun is fired.