Anyone who reads my posts knows that I own many guns.
I am against 99.9% of gun control laws because they make it harder for law-abiding and trained citizens to buy a firearm, while criminals, who ignore
the laws anyways (that's why they are criminals) continue to obtain them easily.
However, I can find no fault with this bill (this is from someone who moved away from Cali because of their absurd gun laws). There is NO
infringement, and there is ZERO cost to the taxpayer. The program would be paid for by gun manufacturers , not you and me. If anything, this would
save tax dollars by cutting down on police investigation costs.
There does not have to be a drastic change in the way firearms are made either. Brass cased ammo expands in the chamber when it is fired. It would
be absurdly simple to manufacture in a way to stamp that brass with a marking, either numbers or a bar-code. My brass is already stamped with my guns
unique marks anyways, as is every shell that has ever been fired in the history of mankind. There is nothing at all wrong with making those marks
easier to trace and identify if they were used in the commission of a crime.
This brings us to a small problem of after-market barrels. I have a few extra barrels that I have ordered for various reasons (shooting lead,
tracers, etc). All the barrel manufactures have to do is put their own "barcodes" inside the chamber and record their customers names+serials. Not a
huge hassle at all.
Having multiple numbers on reloaded brass is not an issue as any reloader will tell you that the brass is resized and died between loadings. the
marks would be pressed out, at least enough to tell what the newest "unpressed" mark is. In fact, if the numbers were small enough , and only half a
millimeter from the case mouth, it would be removed completely during the reloading process.
Theres a LOT of people here saying this is a horrible idea but no-one is giving any reasons. I understand though. Any gun control idea is immediately
thought of by most shooters as "a bad idea by a gun-grabbing commie".
RealTruth, you want to know whats really retarded? The fact that some people are so uneducated about firearms that they think armor-piercing ammo,
Short barrel shotguns,silencers, exploding ammo and machine guns are illegal, but still think they know enough about gun laws to call other peoples
thoughts about them "retarded".
I own every one of those items you listed, legally. I am not a cop or affiliated with law-enforcement in any way, but I still have them. Hell
sometimes the cops I know go shooting with me because they think my guns are "fun". (they are too)
Every freakin day I have to put up with uneducated people like you treating me like a criminal because I don't share the same hobbies as them, and
their too "busy" to try to learn something about gun laws. Try reading a book instead of mindlessly repeating something you heard somewhere once.
You want to know what else is retarded?
Originally posted by Realtruth
Lets see someone steals your gun uses it for a string of crimes and then your screwed or even better they duplicate your stamp and make 40 guns just
like it and then go on a rampage. What a cluster.
Like I said this is retarded.
That is the most stupid argument I have ever heard. I don't know of one person who would do nothing if they discovered one of their guns was stolen.
You will not be held responsible because there will have been a police report that said your gun was stolen.
You can not build your own barrel. You cant do it. It takes hundreds of thousands of dollars for the equipment needed to make pistol and rifle
barrels. It's not something you can do in your basement in your free time with a hacksaw. Your not going to get "stamp" copies anymore than you get
serial number copying now.(non-existent)
I do tend to agree with APC that the point of this bill is to kill handgun sales in Cali. Handgun manufacturers will most likely decide to not sell
their wares there instead of conforming to the new law. If you live in Cali, don't fret though. Every time a new gun law came out in Cali, some
manufacturer will rise up to the challenge to take that geographic market. Just look at what happened with the .50BMG cartridge there to see an
[edit on 31-5-2007 by Tiloke]