Warning to the rest of the US: This may go national if you do nothing to combat it.
Today, Governor Arnold Shwarzeneggar signed both:
AB 1471 MICROSTAMPING (Feuer)
AB 821 LEAD AMMO BAN (Nava)
Why it's scary: Micro-stamping
Gun makers currently don't have a way to meet the CA requirements as laid out in these bills. So, they'll either have to re-tool to meet this new standard for guns sold in CA, adding a fairly hefty surcharge. Or, and this is what the real intent of this law is, they will not be able to sell their product in the state of CA....taking guns away from the people.
The biggest scary issue about the law, is being published in small print by the writers of the bill - ANY semi-auto hangun that is not "micro stamped" equipped after the law goes into effect cannot be transfered. It will be illegal to sell your old firearms so basically they die with you. That is just one step away from them confiscating all Pre-Microstamp guns saying that they are now "un-safe"
I should add once again - another law that will do absolutely nothing to stop crime or to make it easier for law enforcement to identify a hangun used - any criminal knows how to use a file to remove markings.