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F1rst Things F1rst:

88
THE GAUGE

%

Percentage of Republicans with very or mostly
favorable views of the National Rifle Association,
according to a recent Gallup survey.

CALIFORNIA:

COURT UPHOLDS ABSURD
MICROSTAMPING LAW

Firearms manufacturers hoping to introduce new guns to the California market were
struck a blow, as a panel of the state Supreme Court moved to uphold a law that
looked like it was on its way to being voided. Passed in 2007, section 31910(b)(7)(A)
of the California Penal Code states that no new models of semi-automatic handguns
may be sold in the state without the use of microstamping technology to imprint the
pistol's make, model and serial number in "two or more places" internally.
The single biggest problem with this law is that microstamping is not currently
in use among gun makers-why would it be, when it has proven to be expensive,
impractical and supremely easy to defeat? Yet in 2013 the California Department of
Justice certified that the technology was "available," explaining that the fact that no
one had developed it didn't mean they were unable to do so.
As one might expect, manufacturers like Smith & Wesson and Ruger chose to
stop selling new handgun models in California. In response to a lawsuit filed by the
National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) and the Sporting Arms and Ammunition
Manufacturers Institute (SAAMI), the California Court of Appeals examined the law
and found merit in the argument that it violated section 3531 of the state Civil Code,
which states that "[t]he law never requires impossibilities." The court allowed the
plaintiffs to provide evidence and ruled that the law would be voided if compliance
were found to be impossible.
Now, as reported by NRA-ILA, a panel of the California Supreme Court has
reversed this ruling. The judges unanimously found that the Court of Appeals
was not authorized to entirely invalidate the law based upon the reasoning given.
A majority went further and ruled that, "Neither the text nor the purpose of the
Act contemplates that a showing of impossibility can excuse compliance with the
statutory requirement once the statute goes into effect." Thus, even if the law is
shown to be impossible to comply with (and in violation of the Civil Code), it may still
remain in force.
Microstamping, a technology based on gun control dreams rather than feasibility
or effectiveness, was a bad idea in 2007. It is no better in 2018. But due to the
California Supreme Court panel's ruling, it will serve as a reason to deprive state
residents of new handgun models for the foreseeable future.
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