Unfortunately, most California residents dont realize or know that within a year there will be no new semi-automatic handguns for sale in California.
A new California law requiring microstamping of firing pins has caused this problem. So far, Ruger and Smith & Wesson have stated they will not incorporate the microstamping in their new handguns. Eventually, all handgun manufacturers will follow suit. Since all new handguns have to have the microstamping pins to be sold in California, new handguns will dry up.
The theory is that a criminal will buy a new handgun, use it in a crime and leave the brass casings at the scene of the crime so law enforcement can track the owner of the firearm. Hope its not your stolen gun. Also, a simple file will remove the microstamping from the firing pin, rendering the microstamping useless.
According to a study by UC Davis and the National Academies of Science, the success of microstamping is unreliable. The Legislature knew it was unreliable technology.
Backdoor gun control. You fell for it, California. You elected these people and now this is what you get. Better buy a golf club to defend yourself.
SAMUEL H. NEWNAM