California Supreme Court Upholds Impossible Gun Control Law

California Supreme Court Upholds Impossible Gun Control Law

California wages another war on gun owners, this time with bullet micro-stamping. In 2013, the California Legislature passed a law saying all new semi-automatic handguns sold in the state must be stamped with identifying information on the bullet casing. However, the technology as defined by the law does not exist, so gun companies have no way to comply with the law. In 2014, the National Shooting Sports Foundation sued California over the bullet stamping law. The case worked its way through the California legal system, and on June 28, 2018 the California Supreme issued a ruling. The ruling stated that just because the technology does not exist is no reason to invalidate the law. The Latest on a ruling by the California Supreme Court on a state bullet stamping law (all times local): […] The groups argued that technology did not exist to meet the stamping requirements, and a law can’t mandate something that’s not possible. The court said impossibility can sometimes lead courts to excuse a failure to comply with a law. But it said it can’t be the basis for invalidating a law. Of course, the gun grabbers celebrated defeating the National Shooting Sports Foundation. Even the California Attorney General celebrated in restricting guns rights of California citizens. “Today’s ruling confirms that California can create incentives for the gun industry to make products that serve the public’s needs,” said Attorney General Becerra. “Innovation and technology will continue to drive California to be a leader. We will not […]

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