By Tom Knighton
I firmly believe that the purpose of many regulations imposed on the gun industry isn’t really to reduce crime. They’re there to make it as difficult as possible for gun manufacturers to do business, in the hopes of forcing them out.
However, one California regulation is being argued as impossible to comply with.
Since 2013, California’s Unsafe Handgun Act requires two identifying microstamps be placed on a cartridge when a bullet is fired.
The microstamping standard has whittled down the list of guns the state deems safe for residents to legally purchase, according to the gun industry.
Furthermore, the National Shooting Sports Foundation said in a lawsuit filed in 2014, the technology isn’t there. The case was dismissed in 2015 by a state court judge, who said concerns about inability to comply with the statute are for the Legislature – not the courts – to handle.
But an appellate panel ruled gun manufacturers do have a right to try and prove that they could not comply with the law.
On Wednesday, the foundation’s attorney Lance Selfridge with Lewis Brisbois Bisgarrd and Smith told the Supreme Court justices that dual placement of micro-stamps is impossible. He compared the statute to one of raising the …Read the Rest
Source:: Bearing Arms