On November 16 my dad went to buy a Bersa Thunder 380. Found out that on Nov 15 the state of California added it to their “Can’t Sell in This State” list... any ideas why?
F ‘em...go to Nevada
somebody might get hurt
Because they can.
The Gun Makers are required to provide the State with examples of the Firearms they want to sell along with design specs and anything else they are asked for.
The Guns are tested to see if they operate safely, drop tested, safety mechanism, etc.
I talked to a Rep at Hi Point, a Gun Manufacturer that sells low priced handguns. They sell two models in CA, a .380 and a 9 MM.
I asked her if they were going to get their higher Caliber Handguns approved for sale and she told me that after what the State of CA put them through already, it isn’t worth the bother.
As a side note, Hi Point gets a bad rap. They are not as polished as a Glock and are a bit heavy for their size, but my 9 MM has never stove piped or had any other issues. I was looking forward to getting their 40 & 45 Models, but no dice living in the Western Province of the old Soviet Union.
The “Approved Handgun List” is just another form of Gun Control. Make it difficult for the Gun Manufacturer’s to do business and the supply of Handguns dries up.
ALL handguns on the DOJ roster are expiring, and the AG is not letting them be renewed. The last gun on the list will expire on 12-31-13. Of 1,310 guns on the list, half will have expired on 7-1-13. Check out the CA doj website and checkout the legal for sale roster. In effect, new handguns will not be eligible for purchase after next year.