Micro-stamping legislation, Assembly Bill 6468C, sponsored by State Assemblywomen Michelle Schimel (D-16)(Anti-Gun), advanced to its 3rd reading in the New York State Assembly, according to a release by National Rifle Association. The Senate version of the bill is Senate Bill 6005, sponsored by State Senator Eric Schneiderman (D-31)(Anti-Gun).

Both A6468C and S6005 require that semiautomatic pistols manufactured or delivered to any licensed dealer in the state of New York be capable of micro-stamping ammunition and establish fines for violations of this requirement.

The NRA says micro-stamping is an 'unproven technology that would require unique identifying information from the firearm, including the make, model, and serial number to be etched into the firing pin and breech face in such a manner that those identifiers are imprinted on the cartridge case upon firing.'

If passed, the NRA says the availability of semi-automatic handguns in New York could be 'in jeopardy, as manufacturers simply may choose not to build or sell firearms for purchase in the state, which, of course is the goal of this legislation.'

This activity comes just days after the anti-gunners in New York held their annual anti-gun lobby day in Albany. The NRA speculated that this could also mean that lawmakers could be gearing up to pass their whole anti-gun agenda.