There has been a lot of talk (and here) about how the anti-gun bigots got pwned by a section in the microstamping bill that says it won’t take effect unless the technology is “available to more than one manufacturer unencumbered by any patent restrictions”. Furthermore those people dancing in the streets point out the primary patents won’t expire for another 15 years.
I hate to rain on everyone’s happy dance but check this out:
Question: Is microstamping a sole-source technology that would create a government-sanctioned monopoly for a single company?
Answer: The patent holder of microstamping technology has announced that a royalty-free license will be provided to every manufacturer in the United States on guns sold in California.
Tell me again who got pwned.