S&W says “thanks, but no thanks” to silly California anti-gun regulations dealing with gun registries and microstamping. Even though California has the best looking Attorney General, according to President Barack Hussein Obama, that wasn’t enough to sway S&W.
By the way, where are all of the “War on Women” warriors decrying Obama’s comments about Harris? Hmm?
Hopefully S&W and its distributors will not sell to law enforcement or government agencies in California either.
(Breitbart) – On January 22nd renowned gun maker Smith & Wesson joined Sturm, Ruger, & Co., by announcing it would cease California sales of its semi-automatic pistols due to microstamping requirements that went into effect last year.
Ruger made the same announcement earlier this month.
Microstamping is a requirement that each firearm be fitted with a special firing pin that leaves a fingerprint on a bullet casing which differs from the fingerprint of every other firearm. In other words–every one of the wildly popular Smith & Wesson M&P .45 semi-automatic handguns would have to be manufactured in such a way so that no two of them left the same mark on a shell casing.
The cost of doing this would be incredibly high to manufacturers, and would be a cost they would have to pass on to consumers in higher prices.