New York now, among other things, requires that all handguns sold in the state have microstamping technology installed in them.

New York citizens buy approximately half a million firearms a year. In contrast, Floridians buy about three times that many, 1.5 million.

My prediction is that this law will do nothing for solving crime, but that isn’t the goal. The goal here is to make owning a firearm impossibly expensive.

In case you are interested, Texans buy the most guns (1.6 million), Florida the runner up (1.4 million), then California (1.1 million), Pennsylvania (1 million), and Tennessee rounding out the top 5 with 700,00 firearms sold per year.

All of this because of an average of less than 20 fatalities a year involving shootings on school campus. Not mass shootings on school campus, ALL shootings on school campus, even those that happened when no students were present (at night, summer break, weekends, etc.) and it was simply one drug dealer shooting another.

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Steve S · June 10, 2022 at 9:33 am

Social media poster:
I’m no longer referring to it as “gun control”, I’m referring to it as “civilian disarmament”. It’s more accurate framing.


    Chris · June 10, 2022 at 10:18 pm

    Perfect and Factual

it's just Boris · June 10, 2022 at 10:06 am

It’d be interesting to see the gun sales normalized to state population. When (and if) I have some time this weekend, perhaps.

    Divemedic · June 10, 2022 at 10:09 am

    Follow the second link. It has a table that breaks down gun sales per capita.

      It's just Boris · June 10, 2022 at 10:52 pm

      Ah – thanks!

Michael · June 10, 2022 at 10:12 am

Microstamping? Is that when a 36 grain hollow point hits target?

Just asking for a friend (as several angry squirrels look on with disapproval)

Folks’ facts don’t matter to a liberal or leftists FEEELINGS.

Time doesn’t care if you spend it complaining about Liberals or planting Potatoes.

Reality matters in the long run. Got plenty of safe water, food (lots of) trusted friends and ability to repair your home when chaos damage occurs as it does during spicy times?

George Washington almost lost his army at Valley Forge due to lack of food, clothing and boots. The stories of soldiers matching in the snow with rags around their feet actually happened.

MOA doesn’t matter after three days of bad water.

It takes 100 days of work from planting potatoes to harvest. Nothing speeds that up. Not even the US Supreme Court.

Please don’t take offence, that wastes time, get busy friends.

Tempus fugit.

Toastrider · June 10, 2022 at 11:00 am

Isn’t this the same as ‘ballistic fingerprinting’? And it doesn’t work?

SiG · June 10, 2022 at 11:54 am

“The goal here is to make owning a firearm impossibly expensive. ” Like that proposed bill to tax ARs at 1000%

Which inevitably hurts poor people the worst. Who are being screwed full time by the Soros-funded DAs.

No Room For Yankee · June 10, 2022 at 5:48 pm

Smartguns are next and just saw a headline saying that FLA dems failed to force an emergency session regarding gun grabbing at a 2A page.
NY? Never on the bucket list after seeing Philadelphia and the turnpike known as New Jersey when Pappy was wrapping up army career.

Chris · June 10, 2022 at 10:21 pm

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Jay Dee · June 11, 2022 at 6:54 am

Assuming that micro-stamping works at all,
how will that work on revolvers? For that matter there are any number of serviceable brass catchers for rifles. Can criminals be prosecuted for failing to discard their cases at the scene? For that matter how about if someone salts a scene with cases picked up from say a range used by police. I like to call such legislation idiot signaling. The legislators are signaling that they are really, really useful idiots.

    Divemedic · June 11, 2022 at 9:51 am

    That’s because you are assuming that the legislators and lobbyists in favor of this law are telling the truth when they say that the purpose of the law is to catch criminals. That isn’t the purpose.
    The purpose of the law is actually twofold:
    1 To make firearm ownership more expensive and difficult so that less people partake in it, and
    2 to increase the power of government bureaucrats by giving them more laws to enforce and larger budgets with which to enforce them.

    Once you realize that, everything makes more sense.

Phil B · June 13, 2022 at 6:43 pm

ballistic “fingerprinting” doesn’t (and can’t) work. Kevin Baker did a blog post that dissects the idea in detail:

But as noted, it is SOMETHING and as We Have To Do SOMETHING (with the added benefit of increasing the cost of the firearm and the bureaucracy to maintain the database) then it will be enthusiastically adopted.

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