CALIFORNIA:Update on California AB821 (lead ammunition ban) and AB1471 (microstamping)! On Tuesday, June 26, two anti-gun, anti-hunting measures passed out of committee and are now making their way through the California Senate. Assembly Bill 821 would ban the use of lead ammunition for hunting in various hunting zones around the state that incorporate condor range and require hunters to switch to non-lead substitutes. Assembly Bill 1471 would require that the make, model, and serial number be microstamped onto the interior surface or internal working parts of all handguns in such a manner that those identifiers imprint onto the cartridge case upon firing. Please contact your State Senator today and respectfully urge him or her to oppose AB821 and AB1471. Contact information for your State Senator can be found by clicking here.
Even if it passes, the stamping will wear off the firing pins in short order. Also, it would be so easy to defeat, it will not be of much use. People already grind off serial numbers and that is alot more work than filing down microscopic ridges.