Arizona -(Ammoland.com)- In 2007, California passed a law requiring all new semi-automatic handgun models have dual stamp micro-stamping incorporated in their design. Because of legal challenges, the law does not go into effect until 2013. In 2013, California AG Kamala Harris insists on enforcing the law. No new handgun models have been added to the California handgun roster since that time.
Manufacturers have stated that dual microstamping, as required by the California law, is technologically and commercially impossible. The State appeals court ruling was appealed to the California Supreme Court, on the grounds that the law cannot require an impossibility.
On June 28, 2018, the California Supreme Court ruled the State legislature can require impossible things, if that was the legislature’s intent. From sfchronicle.com:
Gun manufacturers must do their best to comply with a California law requiring new models of semiautomatic handguns to imprint their bullets with identifying micro stamps so police can trace them, the state Supreme Court ruled Thursday, rejecting the companies’ arguments that the law should be overturned because compliance is technologically impossible.
A gun-control advocate said the ruling preserves safety regulations that encourage industries …Read the Rest