Gun rights groups await judge’s ruling on California’s ‘microstamping’ law
by Malia Zimmerman
California’s gun laws are among the nation’s strictest, but a looming decision in a federal lawsuit could effectively ban handguns altogether in the Golden State, according to plaintiffs who want a judge to toss out a state law requiring all new handguns to be equipped with technology that “stamps” each shell casing with a traceable mark.
The problem with the “microstamping” law, which was signed into law by then-Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger in 2007 but only took effect in 2013, is that it relies on an unworkable technology, according to gun manufacturers and attorneys for the Second Amendment Foundation and Calguns Foundation. If guns without the technology can’t be sold in California, and gun manufacturers can’t implement the technology, the law is, for practical purposes, a handgun ban that violates the Second Amendment, goes the argument.
Thanks Arnold, you blubbering, steroid-ridden baboon. And all with an (R) at the back of your name, as in (R)apist, for screwing over our Second Amendment.
“This is about the state trying to eliminate the handgun market,” said Alan Gura, the lead attorney in Pena v. Lindley, filed on behalf of the Second Amendment Foundation and Calguns Foundation against the Chief of the California Department of Justice Bureau of Firearms. “The evidence submitted by the manufacturers shows this is science fiction and there is not a practical way to implement the law.
It’s the same reason Ronnie Barrett refuses to sell or service his .50 caliber BMG rifles any more in California, whether they are held by private owners or law enforcement agencies. Ruger has already stopped selling semi-automatic handguns in Fornicalia.
Since the law took effect in 2013, no manufacturer has made a new firearm that complies with the requirement.Two major manufacturers, Smith & Wesson and Sturm, Ruger & Co., announced last year they would stop selling new firearms in the California market, and blamed the microstamping law. The technology has been demonstrated, but gunmakers say requirements that each new model, or even modification, must be re-tested for compliance makes the entire scheme unworkable.
When you, as a Leftist, hate guns, fear guns, and detest the thought of them in the hands of private citizens, you do your very best to eliminate them by any means possible.
This all dovetails. Why is there a push to control the internet? To silence DC pushback on various Leftist plans. Why is there a continuing and unrelenting tsunami to take guns from American citizens? Because, as with the internet, when you silence citizens you eliminate pushback. How do you guarantee the average citizen cannot “push back” against the government? You eliminate the Second Amendment.
Because when you eliminate the Second Amendment you will, by extension, help to eliminate the First Amendment.
Then you truly do have Serfs, Proles and Groundlings in the United States of America.
The Second Amendment doesn’t exist to protect hunters. If you believe that, you are a complete fool.
See anything like that recently?