US appeals court upholds California bullet stamping law | KATU: SAN FRANCISCO (AP)
Friday, August 3rd 2018
— A California requirement that new models of semi-automatic handguns stamp identifying information on bullet casings is a "real-world solution" to help solve gun crimes, a divided U.S. appeals court said Friday in a decision that upheld the novel law. The stamping requirement and two measures intended to make guns safer did not violate the 2nd Amendment because they left plenty of firearms for sale in California and were reasonable to further the state's goal of keeping people safe, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said in a 2-1 decision. Gun rights advocates had argued that manufacturers didn't have the technology to implement the stamping requirement, so the law was effectively a ban on the sale of new guns in the state. Writing for the majority, Judge M. Margaret McKeown said the inability to buy particular guns did not infringe the 2nd Amendment right to self-defense in the home.
This is, of course, pure bovine excrement. It renders the most popular and useful firearms for personal and home defense unabtainable for the average citizen
Dear Californians; I hope you have already bought all of the new pistols you will ever need, because you may never be able to buy a "new model" of a semi-automatic pistol in your state again.The firearms manufacturers will build them, but they can't sell them in California. Unless, of course, you're willing to pay double (or perhaps triple) the price that citizens of your neighboring states can pay to buy the same gun. And you'll call yourself fortunate ... if they are even available.
It isn't a matter of not being able to buy "particular guns", it's a matter of finding ANY gun manufacturer of semi-automatic handguns who is willing to change their manufacturing process to accommodate your new laws.
California has just become a "Niche Market" thanks to the "NUTTY NINTH".
In the future, you will be able to self-identify yourself not as "California", but as "The Revolver Nation".
That has a nice ring to it, don't you think? [snark]
Note: the newspaper article is short on information: It only refers to:new models of semi-automatic handguns. We don't know if new guns of "existing models" (eg: "current being manufactured") are affected.