Whoda thunk such a thing? Summary:
Many firearms companies are struggling to comply with California's 2006 mandate that all new handgun models include a loaded chamber indicator and a mechanism that prevents firing when a magazine is removed.
In the more than three years since, just one new semiautomatic model has been approved by the state. Two others are pending, Gasparac said.
Sturm, Ruger & Co. Inc. is the only gun maker to date that has overcome that hurdle. The company's general counsel said he has “grave concerns” about whether microstamping is feasible.
“The problem I have with this is it can't be done,” said Kevin Reid, Ruger's general counsel. “The legislation says it has to work 100 percent of the time and there is nobody, nobody including Todd Lizotte himself, who would say it will always work.”
Several studies, including one done by the University of California Davis, have concluded the process needs further review, that it appears to work better on some guns than others.
Well, golly gee, what do you know about that? But, of course, the inventor says even in situations where only a partial code may be legible, it could still be invaluable – much like a partial fingerprint or license plate number – in cracking a crime. Yeah. That's a helpful thought, isn't it? And(of course) from the Brady water-carrier who pushed this crap in the first place, For Feuer, the time has come to move past the debate and implement the law.
“The bottom line is this technology is going to help put criminals behind bars,” he said. “We should do it.”
Sounds familiar, doesn't it? "Ignore the problems, we have to do it NOW!!!"
(The title came from this post)