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Monday
Mar312014

California's Microstamping Law Is An Outright Gun Ban

California's approved handgun list is shaky at best, and is all guised behind the list of safety.  This list has been changing greatly over the past few months, all centered around some BS legislation that handguns must be equipped the microstamp in two places.  Microstamping would show the gun's serial number and manufacturer on the casing, via the firing pin and somewhere else on the round (which the law doesn't specifically detail).

Microstamping is weak on paper and damn near useless in real life.  Microstamping can be defeated with a little sandpaper paper and elbow grease on the firing pin, or by simply replacing the firing pin altogether.  Despite that fact, microstamping simply doesn't work that well anyway.  Casings are made out a variety of different metals under different conditions and the firing pin can't always produce the exact same result of a clear stamp.  Furthermore microstamping legislation doesn't apply to revolvers or firearms issued to law enforcement. 

Check out this great NRA report that shows the incredible short comings of microstamping; it is a little bit long but well worth your time.

Although microstamping was pitched as a means of keeping people safe and tracking down murders who left spent casings at the scene of the crime, it is all about limiting the handguns that can be purchased in this state.  The microstamping bill has literally created an impossible set of standards (that the state hasn't tested, yet deemed effective in crime prevention) that can't be met.  I like seeing that Ruger tried to comply and showed how much this technology simply doesn't work. 

Stay vigilant folks, this law is a complete joke and it is only a matter of time before it is defeated in court. 

h/t modernarms

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