This one mystifies me.  Apparently, a bill is being proposed in California where it is required for a semi-automatic handgun to stamp the serial number on the casing of the cartridge. If it doesn’t, the gun is deemed to be unsafe.

AB 352 would “expand the definition of unsafe handgun to include semiautomatic pistols that are not designed and equipped with a microscopic array of characters, that identify the make, model, and serial number of the pistol, etched into the interior surface or internal working parts of the pistol, and which are transferred by imprinting on each cartridge case when the firearm is fired.

Link to a blog on the bill 

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2 Responses to Huh???

  1. sammy says:

    Of course this is a ridiculous premise. The identifier would have absolutely no effect on the degree to which the weapon is “unsafe”. It would not prevent unintentional (or unintentional) discharges in any way.

  2. Marcus says:

    Top that off with poor feeding and/or stuck cartridges due to the brass expanding into the etching. Also, what good is it to mark the case? I can pick all those up and take them with me, or put a brass catcher on the pistol. When will these people learn that the people they re trying to control aren’t paying any attention to the laws that are already on the books, and surely aren’t going to stay within the confines of this one either? It seems some people’s stupidity knows no bounds.

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