Forgive me, I think I just threw up a little in my mouth...
We need to start a campaign, ala Ronnie Barrett, to get all gun and ammo makers to boycott the state of California. I'm serious, this crap has to stop! What an idiotic piece of work this bill is. Only in California could this POS bill become law. I already knew Arnold was a RINO, this proves it once again. Way to go Arnold, you worthless excuse for a governor! If I had owned any movies with him in them I'd take them outside and burn them.
Gov. Schwarzenegger Signs Landmark Legislation to Solve Gun Crimes
SACRAMENTO, Calif., Oct 13, 2007
PRNewswire-USNewswire via COMTEX
Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger signed into law cutting-edge legislation that will provide police with an important new tool in solving gun crimes and apprehending armed criminals and gang members. AB 1471 passed both the Assembly last spring and the State Senate last month.
"We applaud Gov. Schwarzenegger for taking a bold step to solve gun murders in California. This ground-breaking law gives police officers a powerful tool to apprehend armed criminals and gang members before they strike again," said Brady Campaign President Paul Helmke. "The Governor has set a new national standard for the rest of the country to follow."
The Crime Gun Identification Act will require that all new models of semi-automatic handguns sold in the State of California starting in 2010 be equipped with technology to allow police to match bullet casings found at a crime scene to the handgun that fired the bullets. This technology, known as "microstamping," consists of engraving microscopic characters representing the make, model and serial number of a handgun onto its firing pin and other internal surfaces. These characters transfer onto the bullet shell casing when the handgun is fired. In instances of drive-by shootings, where the only evidence at the crime scene may be a casing from a fired bullet, law enforcement will be able to quickly obtain a critical lead.
Assemblyman Mike Feuer (D-42), a former Los Angeles City Councilmember who recognizes that law enforcement needs more tools to combat gang violence, was the author of the bill. It was supported by the California Police Chiefs Association, the Orange County Chiefs' and Sheriff's Association, the Peace Officers Research Association of California (PORAC), and the Los Angeles Police Protective League, in addition to 65 police chiefs and sheriffs throughout the state.
Kay Holmen, the President of the California Brady Campaign Chapters, said, "Nearly half of all crimes go unsolved in our state. Microstamping technology will provide our police officers with solid leads for finding armed criminals before they do more harm. This new law will allow our police to trace the crime gun -- without the gun."