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Re: Ruger/Smith and Wesson leaving control freak state of California
« Reply #1 on: January 25, 2014, 06:28:53 AM »
This is a frighteningly short sighted law - I bet LEOs hate it.

Right now, many shooters are caught using the brass. Not from stamping, but from the partial prints left on the brass while loading. The heat of firing sets the print. Your average shooter never thinks of that, so leaves it laying there to be collected as evidence.

Now they are going to pull the trigger, then remind themselves to pick up the spent casing before they leave the scene. Just in case. Gang bangers may not be Einstein, but they are not stupid and pretty good at self preservation.
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Re: Ruger/Smith and Wesson leaving control freak state of California
« Reply #2 on: January 25, 2014, 08:13:56 AM »
Gang bangers may not be Einstein, but they are not stupid and pretty good at self preservation.

They will do as I'm sure they are already doing, get bullets and weapons from south of the border.
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Re: Ruger/Smith and Wesson leaving control freak state of California
« Reply #3 on: January 25, 2014, 08:29:34 AM »
They will do as I'm sure they are already doing, get bullets and weapons from south of the border.

True - but it's the mindset. "Police your brass" is ingrained for some people. This law - because with micro-stamping you can never be sure - will ingrain it in minds you do not want to think of that.

Never mind that, in order to be effective, micro-stamping would require a national gun registry, similar to the National Print Registry (yours is FBI run, I believe).
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Re: Ruger/Smith and Wesson leaving control freak state of California
« Reply #4 on: January 25, 2014, 09:58:28 AM »
Yeah, but the California Commies got what they wanted -  voluntary withdrawal from the state by two of our principal gun makers. Second hand gun control. :shrug:
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