It may not come as a big surprise to you that California Attorney General Bill Lockyer approves of the recent "Serialization" of bullets scheme.
We've talked about how this proposition would not only make it fiscally impossible for ammunition manufacturers to provide affordable ammunition to citizens of California, but also that the bill has 'hidden' clauses which include fees, penalties (including jail terms) and registration not once, but twice.
AG Locklyer, that egrigious politician, goes along with the leftist fantasy that this bill is intended to help solve shootings; he never mentions that it essentially circumvents the Second Amendment by making it impractical for most citizens to possess ammunition which makes the defensive handgun WORK!
Locklyer has nothing new to say. His website makes typical comments such as this:
The one NEW thing is the link provided in the quote, which takes you to a PDF (which loads VERY slowly!) and shows us his view of a "serialized" bullet. I've included the essential view here.
Perhaps the most interesting thing we see here is that the demonstration bullet has purportedly been fired against a hard surface, deformed by the impact, yet the serial number is still readily readable.
The information he does NOT provide includes:
- the caliber of the bullet (hence, the surface area shown)
- any management of he number of digits in the serial, which would need to be much longer in order to be practical considering the large number of ammunition manufacturers in this country ... assuming that more than, say TWO of them still try to market ammunition in this state!
- the technology, and the production process changes, which ammunition manufacturers would have to adopt in order to effect the "serialization".
- the REAL cost of serialized bullets
- the 'hidden' clauses in the law which allow the AG office to retain firearms sales records
The REAL danger in this state law is that if California can fool their voters into thinking that it's reasonable, there's no reason to expect that otherGunGrabber states won't adopt the same or similar law.
It's not a California problem. It's a National problem.
If YOU live in California, I urge you to tell your State Assemblyman that this is a BAD law, and it will not accomplish the goals it purports to address.
They won't listen to a Geek from Oregon.