California Court Allows Lawsuit Against Microstamping Law To Proceed

California Court Allows Lawsuit Against Microstamping Law To Proceed
NRA - Institute for Legislative Action
NRA – Institute for Legislative Action

USA -( Thursday, December 1, California’s Fifth Appellate District Court of Appeal ruled that a case challenging the state’s 2007 microstamping law could return to the trial court for further action.

The suit was brought by the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) with assistance from NRA’s counsel in California.

The appellate court overturned a lower court decision that had dismissed NSSF’s challenge to California’s arbitrary and irrational requirement that all new semi-automatic handguns be equipped with so-called “microstamping” technology.

The appellate court sent the case back to the lower court to reconsider the microstamping challenge. While this is not the end of the case, the appellate court’s revival of the case and ruling that the Attorney General’s interpretation of the law is wrong helps the plaintiffs’ case going forward.


While NRA is determined to help with this case going forward, we can only do so with the support of our members.

To continue reading about this case, please visit this website.

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Robert Burkett

Microstamp them with branding iron in middle of their micro head


Marshall it’s not about workable at all only removing your rights and Control!!


Leave it to libtards to come up with unworkable laws.

Mark Lee

… that are impossible to implement, ineffective in achieving any benefit and violating our society’s civil rights – a real trifecta of fascism!