Here’s a copy of the New Jersey Microstamping bill.Â It’s bad.Â Really bad.Â There’s a big distributor over in New Jersey, Sarco, that will be put out of business by this bill, as it makes it unlawful to bring any non-microstamped firearm into the state with the intent of selling it or transferring it, even if it would be to an FFL out of state.Â Here some other stupidity at work:
- Revolvers?Â Need to have those microstamped. Can’t have criminals carrying around non-stamped casings in their wheel guns, you know.
- No exemption for air guns, meaning air guns will have to be imprinted with the required microstamp, or will be illegal to sell or transfer in New Jersey after the date of this act.
- There is no exemption for police.Â This will apply to police departments too, since they procure either from dealers or distributors.
- If you work for someone who is a “manufacturer, wholesale dealer of firearms, retail dealer of firearms” you will be guilty of a felony for transporting an air pistol into the state if it does not have the requisite microstamping on it.
- It does not demand that the imprint be on the primer, but rather on the case.Â Again, this applies to air guns too.
This law is beyond stupid.Â But much like the one-gun-a-month law, which the legislators were told was badly written, and apparently did not care, I would not be surprised for this to pass.
UPDATE: Just noticed there’s no exception for antique firearms either, so muzzle loaders will need to be microstamped to imprint on the non-existent casing.