California’s historic microstamping legislation strengthens gun safety laws thanks to NH technology from TACLABS

Only two states in the country, California and New York, have passed microstamping laws. Photo/Tim Larsen, NJSP)

BEDFORD, NH – TACLABS, Inc. and Todd Lizotte, New Hampshire’s pioneering co-inventor of Intentional Firearm Microstamping (IFM™), proudly celebrate the momentous signing of SB 452 by Governor Gavin Newsom, a groundbreaking piece of legislation that mandates microstamping in California. This landmark law represents a significant stride towards bolstering gun safety measures and ensuring a safer environment for all Californians.

SB 452 requires all semiautomatic pistols sold in California to incorporate microstamping technology (IFM™). This innovative approach ensures that guns sold or transferred within the state by 2028 will transfer unique identifiers on expended cartridges, providing invaluable information to law enforcement agencies to identify firearm trafficking routes and sources.

TACLABS Microstamping Systems.

For TACLABS, Inc., the signing of SB 452 represents a significant validation of over 30 years of research, innovation, and commitment to gun safety. IFM™ technology, developed by New Hampshire-based company TACLABS, Inc., has paved the way for more effective firearm traceability, enabling law enforcement to swiftly and accurately identify the sources of firearms used in gun-related crimes. With this groundbreaking legislation, California sets a new standard for responsible gun ownership and law enforcement effectiveness.

“TACLABS, Inc. commends Governor Newsom and the California Legislature for their unwavering dedication to advancing gun safety,” said Todd Lizotte, CEO of TACLABS, Inc. “SB 452 is a crucial step towards creating a safer environment for all Californians. We are honored that our Intentional Firearm Microstamping technology will play a pivotal role in enhancing public safety and assisting law enforcement in their critical efforts.”

TACLABS tested code transfer from microstamping.

TACLABS, Inc. looks forward to partnering with California’s law enforcement agencies and firearm manufacturers to implement SB 452 effectively. By doing so, we collectively reinforce our commitment to reducing gun violence and ensuring a safer future for all Californians.

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