That was the intent

The guns news out of California has been pretty dismal recently. The latest is:

The Department of Justice’s Bureau of Firearms is charged with approving weapons for sale in California each year. From 2002 to 2006, the bureau approved 72 new semi-automatic pistols on average each year.

In 2007, a law took full effect mandating that new center-fire semi-automatic pistols include both a mechanism that prevents firing when the magazine is removed, as well as an indicator showing when a live round is in the gun chamber. Rim-fire semi-automatics must have the magazine disconnect device.

In three years, the Bureau of Firearms has approved only nine new semi-automatic weapons, including only one in 2008.

Starting tomorrow it will go to zero per year:

Beginning Jan. 1, the law requires that new semi-automatic handguns in California include an innovative firing pin that stamps microscopic characters onto cartridge cases.

And zero manufactures have accepted that invitation to be boycotted. I think driving the number to zero was the real intent of the law.

Winter can be a depressing time for some people but spring is coming and things will look much better later in the year.

I expect that by the end of the year the law will be essentially neutered because Californians will be able to buy guns in any state they choose. And following that I expect a lawsuit enforcing the Heller decision against the state to wipe the “approved list” from the law books.

One thought on “That was the intent

  1. California 10 years from now. Where only the criminals are armed. Or the Armed (present legal gun owners) will become criminals due to their states future legislation.

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