Calhoun Delivers a Parting Shot in Defense of Gun Owners and Business – Assemblywoman Nancy Calhoun (R,C,I-Blooming Grove) voted Tuesday against passage of Assembly Bill 1157-B, which would mandate the practice commonly known as “microstamping” on handgun manufacturers in the state. This legislation would force this costly technology on gun manufacturers and make New York the only state to mandate the technology. “Microstamping is a technology in which a tiny imprint is etched onto the firing pin of a semi-automatic pistol. Theoretically, law enforcement could then trace the gun back to the owner,” said Calhoun. “In the vast majority of crimes committed with handguns, the guns are obtained illegally and are, therefore, untraceable.”