Two Gun Companies Bid California Adieu

Fortunately, Californians can still get Joe Biden approved shotguns, as well as using forceful language against gang bangers and criminal illegal aliens

(Fox News) A new gun law proponents say helps law enforcement has driven Smith & Wesson and Sturm Ruger out of California, and affirmed the suspicions of firearms rights advocates that the measure is really about making handguns obsolete.

The two companies have announced they will stop selling their wares in the nation’s most populous state rather than try to comply with a law that requires some handguns to have technology that imprints a tiny stamp on the bullet so it can be traced back to the gun. The companies, and many gun enthusiasts, say so-called “microstamping” technology is unworkable in its present form and can actually impair a gun’s performance.

“Smith & Wesson does not and will not include microstamping in its firearms,” the Springfield, Mass.,-based manufacturer said in a statement. “A number of studies have indicated that microstamping is unreliable, serves no safety purpose, is cost prohibitive and, most importantly, is not proven to aid in preventing or solving crimes.”

Part of the problem is that the technology isn’t viable yet, but the legislative requirement is being enforced. Don’t be surprised if other gun makers stop selling their products in CA. Which is probably the point.

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2 Responses to “Two Gun Companies Bid California Adieu”

  1. Springy_Gumballs says:

    Yes, this is the point. The commie libs are unable to outright ban guns, so they do the next best thing: make it nigh impossible to make or sell guns.

    ie; Incandescent Light bulb ban. It does not ban the bulb per se. It does implement rules of their operation that makes it them impossible to create.

    And, after many years, what is the GOP’s response to this bad law? Let’s remove funding from the enforcement of it. Yes, the law is still on the books basically banning the incandescent bulb, but at least the DOE won’t have funding specifically tied to enforcing that law. What, $100,000 or something piddling?

    It will still be illegal to produce those bulbs. So, in effect, our Socialist gov’t is now saying: “We know the law is bad, but we won’t overturn it for the good of the people. But what we will do is ignore the enforcement of it. But yet, we still won’t allow bulb manufacturers to build incandescents. But, if people want to break the law, we might look the other way.”

    Thanks Obama. You’ve taken our congress to new heights in idiocy and law breaking.

    (sorry, OT rant)

  2. JGlanton says:

    I can’t imagine any of the mid- and smaller gun companies spending the money to retool, retest, QA, requalify, their pistols for CA either.

    If Smith and Colt won’t do it, why would Kimber and Springfield and Kahr, not to mention the small ones like Wilson and Baer. And the euro-guns, the HK and Sig, Glock and Beretta, will they pay? Will they QC arms with funky fragile firing pins? Will they be able to make their cases that their gun is used by SOCOM or LA SWAT and you can have it too, except for that little detail about the little firing pin being different. It’s tough enough for SEAL Team 6, except for that little tiny unimportant part called a firing pin.

    Another CA industry killer.

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