- Aug 6, 2019
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- Bridgeport, CT
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- Libertarian - Right
Californians Will Have Fewer Handguns Available to Them Thanks to New Microstamping Law - GunsAmerica Digest
The verb regulate means to control. Government regulation takes certain production and distribution decisions out of the market and makes them political. Think of government regulation as socialism-lite. Hundreds of millions of consumers are made worse off, while the only winners are a tiny group of politicians and some special interest groups.Sailing through the California Senate last Friday, a microstamping bill now heads to the desk of anti-gun Gov. Gavin Newsom to be signed into law.
This is bad news for gun owners in The Golden State.
Per the legislation (AB 2847), starting on July 1, 2022, all new handguns sold in the state will need to be microstamped in one place on the interior of the handgun (current law requires two imprinting locations).
AB 2847 is problematic for a number of reasons as Mark Oliva, director of Public Affairs for the National Shooting Sports Foundation, noted in an email to GunsAmerica.
"This microstamping bill is doubling down an a technology the state knows is unworkable and is easily defeated by criminals," explained Oliva.