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MILLER: Smith & Wesson to stop selling guns in California due to microstamping law
The Washington Times ^ | 1/22/2014 | Emily Miller

Posted on 01/23/2014 9:59:48 AM PST by rktman

Smith & Wesson announced it will stop selling its handguns in California rather than manufacture them to comply with the new microstamping law. The other publicly traded firearms manufacturer in the U.S., Sturm, Ruger, also said this month that it will stop new sales to California.

The announcement late Wednesday came a week after the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), the trade association for firearms manufacturers, filed suit against California for requiring that all new semi-automatic pistols that are not already on the state’s approved gun roster have the microstamping technology.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Hobbies; Society; Sports
KEYWORDS: banglist; guncontrol
DOH! Sorry Calis. You can come across the state line and shoot some semi autos if you want. Law enforcement will be able to clear a lot more cases with micro stamping. Except for guns like six shooter that don't eject the casings. What then? Chip the bullets next? Track back to the purchaser due to the extensive background check maybe coming soon to a store near you?
1 posted on 01/23/2014 9:59:48 AM PST by rktman
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To: rktman

The only way to save gun sales is put huge taxes on them like cigarettes. Then the government will want them sold at every gas station convenience store.


2 posted on 01/23/2014 10:03:06 AM PST by Williams (No Obama)
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To: Williams

Yeah, that’s why cigarettes are so popular/s


3 posted on 01/23/2014 10:05:16 AM PST by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Red in Blue PA; Williams

smoke ‘em if you got ‘em?


4 posted on 01/23/2014 10:07:17 AM PST by BlueDragon
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To: rktman
maybe its time for a citizen's initiative to over turn that bs law
5 posted on 01/23/2014 10:15:28 AM PST by drypowder
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To: drypowder

Well, in Cali it apparently doesn’t matter what the voters want. If they put something on the ballot that the voters overwhelmingly vote for, the Cali supreme court will toss it out anyway. Happened before.


6 posted on 01/23/2014 10:22:01 AM PST by rktman (Under my plan(scheme), the price of EVERYTHING will necessarily skyrocket! Period.)
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To: rktman

7 posted on 01/23/2014 10:23:43 AM PST by JPG (Yes We Can morphs into Make It Hurt.)
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To: rktman

8 posted on 01/23/2014 10:27:14 AM PST by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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To: rktman

The ultimate gun grabber goal is to disarm law abiding citizens. This is a huge victory for them. Look for most other blue states to follow.


9 posted on 01/23/2014 10:30:24 AM PST by umgud (2A can't survive dem majorities)
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To: JoeProBono

That’s what the libs *think* they are getting, but somebody posted some photos of what the marks really look like, and they’re illegible. A couple of rubs with emery and they’re gone.


10 posted on 01/23/2014 10:34:16 AM PST by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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To: JoeProBono

A few minutes with a piece of fine emery cloth on the firing pin will correct that problem.


11 posted on 01/23/2014 10:40:05 AM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need 7+ more ammo. LOTS MORE.)
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To: rktman

Yes, and as else where in the US today, corruption runs deep in Kalifornicate but since the citizen initiative process is still in place, it might be worth pursuing in conjunction with a recall on those in Sacramento who are responsible.


12 posted on 01/23/2014 10:41:20 AM PST by drypowder
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To: drypowder

Recall in Cali? Not likely. Too many takers and not enough makers.


13 posted on 01/23/2014 10:48:49 AM PST by rktman (Under my plan(scheme), the price of EVERYTHING will necessarily skyrocket! Period.)
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To: rktman

bkmk


14 posted on 01/23/2014 10:53:52 AM PST by Sergio (An object at rest cannot be stopped! - The Evil Midnight Bomber What Bombs at Midnight)
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To: rktman
Whoops!


15 posted on 01/23/2014 10:57:06 AM PST by Disambiguator
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

I visualize a bunch of gang members sitting around filing markings off of bullets.

“Hey, bra, give me some of your emery cloth.”

“Nah, man. Go to Home Depot and steal some like I did.”


16 posted on 01/23/2014 10:58:53 AM PST by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar
A few minutes with a piece of fine emery cloth on the firing pin will correct that problem.

Don't worry, the gun grabbers will see that that is made a felony. And if you take your new microstamped gun to the range and fire 1000 rounds, you do the same thing....alter the number....a felony. See how the gun grabbers work?

17 posted on 01/23/2014 11:04:33 AM PST by DCBryan1 (No realli, moose bytes can be quite nasti!!)
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To: rktman

All manufactures should follow suit and absolutely refuse to sell firearms, parts, etc. to anyone in California including the police and National Guard units.

I know this has already been done by Barrett when the .50 cal laws were passed in CA.


18 posted on 01/23/2014 11:09:01 AM PST by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: rktman

either way with this approach the libs get a win-win.

they either submit and make these stupid guns. or they stop selling and citizens can’t buy guns. libtards happy either way.


19 posted on 01/23/2014 11:09:17 AM PST by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: VerySadAmerican

Use the emery cloth on the firing pin tip, not the ammo.

One does not need a degree in engineering to disassemble and reassemble a firearm.


20 posted on 01/23/2014 11:10:00 AM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need 7+ more ammo. LOTS MORE.)
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To: drypowder

they do that and some libtard group goes in front of libtard judge/judges and gets it smacked down. look at prop 8.


21 posted on 01/23/2014 11:10:22 AM PST by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: umgud

If S&W is serious they need to tell the law enforcement agencies there as well we will not sell to you either. If all the gun companies did this and they stuck together it would be interesting to see what happens when their police officers can only buy used firearms and nothing new. Won’t happen though.


22 posted on 01/23/2014 11:19:01 AM PST by sarge83
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To: rktman
Unless it's a liberal Proposition...only then is it considered "the will of the people".

When Prop 187 was thrown out it ushered in a title wave of judicial sewage.

For progressives, it's a win-win, get minority opinions forced into law EVEN BEFORE they use their indoctrination propaganda machine to tip the scale, while at the same time, demoralize traditional conservatives enough that they give up on the idea that their vote matters anymore, abandon the fight...then simply...DIE OUT.

So, if you are a conservative who believes the entire system has become manipulated/corrupt, what recourse do you really have, other than...

"...get busy living"...(however way you deem necessary)

..."or get busy dying"...(the progressives OWN version of "The "Final Solution")

23 posted on 01/23/2014 11:36:55 AM PST by RckyRaCoCo (Shall Not Be Infringed)
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To: Secret Agent Man

Well, then it’s time to pay the piper to preserve what’s left of our liberty.


24 posted on 01/23/2014 11:45:33 AM PST by drypowder
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To: rktman

Lever actions don’t “eject” casings, either! They are a single-action, as are bolt-action riles, too.


25 posted on 01/23/2014 2:04:00 PM PST by Terry L Smith
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