For those of you that are not familiar with the restrictions we have here in Californistan, we have a roster of handguns certified as “safe” by the DOJ.
Things like loaded chamber indicators, magazine disconnects, drop safety, etc used to be the criteria that handguns used to have to pass in order to be approved.
When Arnold was our governator he actually signed something about microstamping into that criteria (whenever that technology patent something something). Well now for any new semi automatic handgun to be added to the roster it apparently would have to microstamp the case in multiple places with a unique to that gun identifier.
How that helps make the gun safer I dont know…
Anyway, if manufacturers decide to make a new model of something they have to resubmit for testing… and microstamping is a must… if they continue to make the same old model and renew (pay to the state) their handguns that dont even have all of the criteria met are eligible to remain on the roster (thank God).
We also have another rule… only 1 handgun in 30 days can be purchased. Imagine trying to buy a sequential serial number pair of anything…
LEOs get exemptions for both. It is not illegal for non-LEOs to purchase off-roster (aka “unsafe”) handguns via private party transfers through dealers… just can’t buy them from dealers.
So usually there is a huge markup on off-roster handguns. Glock gen 5s are going for up to $1000 etc.
Enter the guy in the letter.
This is not the first time too. So I can imagine them (people like 30-magazine-clip Kevin De Leon) either taking away the exemption or prohibiting sale of so-called “unsafe” handguns to us non-LEOs sometime in the future.