Wednesday, August 03, 2005

First SB 357 and now AB 352

The level in ignorance that is currently on display in the State Assembly in Sacramento is astonishing.

Back on April 28th I blogged about State Senate Bill SB 357. This is a bill that would require every piece of ammunition sold in the state of California to have a serial number etched on the bullit.

Now the State Assembly has decided that they can get into the act also. They have come up with Assembly Bill No. 352.

This bill would, commencing January 1, 2009, expand the definition of unsafe handgun to include semiautomatic pistols that are not designed and equipped with a microscopic array of characters, that identify the make, model, and serial number of the pistol, etched into the interior surface or internal working parts of the pistol, and which are transferred by imprinting on each cartridge case when the firearm is fired.

I cannot begin to explain how stupid this idea really is. The idea here is that when you fire the weapon, it will stamp an ID number on the cartridge. If this bill passes then starting in 2009 every handgun in the state of California will be built with a small metal stamping device inside of it. Heck why stop there? Why don't they require that every handgun in the state have a laser built into it that will automatically burn the shooters name, address, phone number, blood type and e-mail address into whatever target is shot with that weapon. That way when a criminal shoots someone, all the criminals personal information will be written right there on the victims forehead.

It should be obvious to anyone smart enough to get a paying job so that they don't have to be a member of the State Assembly to support themselves why THIS IDEA WILL NOT WORK!

How many criminals are going to get rid of their old firearms and trade up to the new cartridge stamping weapons? Answer is.... None of them. Does the Assembly really think that criminals worry about how many laws they break on their way to kill someone?

This law will require that the weapon stamps a serial number on every cartridge it fires. All the criminal has to do after he shoots someone is pick up his expended brass and take it with him. This law will solve any murder where the criminal is smart enough to not leave their brass behind.

Once again our whacko left wing controled State Assembly is trying to prevent crime by passing laws that punish honest citizens but do nothing to deter criminals.

This bill was proposed by Attorney General Bill Lockyer. You know the guy in Sacramento who defended an art exhibit in California Department of Justice's headquarters building in Sacramento that included a picture of an American Flag painted cutout of the United States tossed in a toliet bowl by saying:

"Sometimes, it's tempting to turn our backs on the freedoms and liberties provided by our Constitution. But we have to keep faith in the First Amendment and the free marketplace of ideas. They protect every American, and we have fought and died to preserve them. It's because of them our country stands as the world's greatest nation."

It's too bad that our esteemed Attorney General doesn't respect and honor the Second Amendment as much as he loves the first one.

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