CA Bullet-Microstamping Law Upheld By 9th Circuit, Even Though Technology Doesn’t Exist

A California “microstamping” law that requires new semi-automatic handguns automatically imprint bullet casings with identifying information has been upheld by the 9th circuit court of appeals in a 2:1 split decision – despite the fact that the technology doesn’t exist, reports ABC News.The microstamping law – the first of its kind in the nation signed in 2007 by then-governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, took effect in 2013. It requires that brand new handguns sold in California imprint the gun’s make, model and serial number in “two or more places” on each bullet casing from a spent round. The result of the new law was Smith & Wesson, Ruger and other manufacturers opting to pull out of California.Gun rights advocates have slammed the law, as the technology doesn’t exist to stamp bullet casings in two places as the law is written, and even if it did, criminals could replace or file down the firing pin and any other mechanism to “microstamp.” The law became effective as soon as the California Department of Justice certified that the technology used to create the imprint was available. When this certification occurred in 2013, the State clarified that the certification confirmed only “the lack of any patent restrictions on the imprinting technology, not the availability of the technology itself.” In layman’s terms, the state was saying that nothing was stopping someone from developing the technology, so it was “available,” even though it wasn’t. -NRA-ILAAs a result, compliance with the law’s “dual placement microstamping” requirement was both practically and legally “impossible,” according to court documents from a lawsuit brought by the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) and the Sporting Arms and Ammunition Manufacturers Institute (SAAMI). In support of their claim, writes the NRA Institute for Legislative Action, the plaintiffs cited an existing provision of California law, Civil Code section 3531, which states “[t]he law never requires impossibilities.” California gun rights advocates say the law effectively bans the sale of new semi-automatic handguns in the state. And what did the 9th circuit say to that? Too bad – as residents can still buy used handguns that don’t carry the yet-to-be invented microstamping technology, as well as any guns on a pre-approved roster – thus, the inability to buy a new semiautomatic handgun that’s not on the roster doesn’t infringe on the 2nd Amendment right to self-defense. Writing for the majority, Judge M. Margaret McKeown said the inability to buy particular guns did not infringe the 2nd Amendment right to self-defense in the home. “Indeed, all of the plaintiffs admit that they are able to buy an operable handgun suitable for self-defense — just not the exact gun they want,” she said. McKeown, joined by Judge J. Clifford Wallace, also rejected the argument that the stamping technology was impossible to implement. -ABC News SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — In ruling on bullet-stamping law, California Supreme Court says state laws cannot be invalidated on the grounds that complying with them is impossible. — Juliet Williams (@JWilliamsAP) June 28, 2018Calguns foundation executive director Brandon Combs said that the 9th circuit used a less rigorous judicial standard in order to arrive at its “policy preferences.” “Really what the 9th Circuit is saying and has said in other cases basically is as long as a person that is law abiding has access to one handgun inside of their home, then that’s it,” he said. “That’s the extent of their right. We think that’s quite wrong.”Dissenting from the majority was Judge Jay Bybee, who cited conflicting evidence over whether the microstamping technology was even technologically feasible – and that if the state adopted an impossible requirement that no gun manufacturer can satisfy, it would not help the state solve handgun crimes and would illegally restrict gun purchases. As Breitbart’s resident Second Amendment columnist AWR Hawkins detailed in 2015, Maryland canceled a similar “ballistic fingerprinting” program after 15 years and $5 million dumped into the program resulted in no crimes solved. The law did not call for “microstamping” like California’s – rather it relied on unique metallurgical “fingerprints” left behind by a gun’s firing pin. Each new gun sold in the state would need to be fired one time, and the resulting bullet casing sent to the state’s police headquarters. Unfortunately, while the forensic technology to match a bullet casing with a gun exists – the computerized system designed to sort and matched images of casings never worked – so the state canceled the program. Of course, just wait until DNA identification is implemented:

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Cops Attempt Gun Confiscation Without Warrant; This New Jersey Man Said “No” | Zero Hedge

Police in New Jersey have officially crossed the [thin blue] line and literally attempted to confiscate guns from an army veteran without a warrant. But it didn’t go as planned, because Leonard Cottrell Jr. refused to comply with the orders of the cops.

Eventually, all gun confiscation will be carried out by the police; who of “don’t make the laws, they just enforce them,” and Cottrell found this out the hard way. After serving two tours in Operation Iraqi Freedom overseas, Cottrell found himself at end of the state’s tyrannical oppression and gun elimination scheme.

According to The Daily Wire, two police officers were given orders to go to Cottrell’s home to confiscate his guns. The order followers complied, and “because [Cottrell’s] 13-year-old son had made a comment at school about the Millstone Middle School’s security, and the officers wanted to confiscate Cottrell’s firearms as part of an investigation,” NJ.com reported. But Cottrell disobeyed and defied the orders of the police.

Cottrell legally owns a shotgun and a handgun (not quite a cache of weapons by any stretch of the imagination) but based solely on comments made by his 13-year-old son, police demanded all his guns. According to the report by The Daily Wire, Cottrell says that his wife let the officers into their home and let them search their sons’ room where they did not find any weapons. But the search didn’t end there. The officers then made attempts to try to take his firearms, which “he has all the correct permits to own.”

“No one from the state was going to take my firearms without due process,” Cottrell said,according to NJ.com. According to New Jersey law, signed into lawCottrell’s disobedience is “illegal.” Democrat Governor Phil Murphy a bill that makes it incredibly easy for law enforcement to confiscate firearms without due process and for seemingly any reason the state deems.

Cottrell said that his son is also very upset by the situation. The teenager did not do anything wrong and the entire situation is being misconstrued and blown up. “He didn’t do anything wrong, and he doesn’t understand why it happened — he was just having a conversation with nothing as far as threats,” Cottrell said. “It shouldn’t have blown up the way it did. But he understands it happened, there are consequences and there’s fallout from his actions.”

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-07-16/cops-attempt-gun-confiscation-without-warrant-new-jersey-man-said-no

The quiet little POTENS 22LR suppressor weighs in at 3.9oz

Rex Silentium just released its foray into the 22lr silencer market called the “Potens,” Latin for strong or powerful.  This mighty little can brings 22lr and 22lr subsonics to blessedly low levels of sound.  Taking what we have learned over the years, we put together a small, light and quiet can for a reasonable price.
Specs:
  • User serviceable
  • 4.75″ long
  • 1″ diameter
  • 3.9oz
  • Hard black anodized 7075 Aluminum tube
  • Hardened steel mount, blast liner and first two baffles
  • Includes assembly/disassembly tool
MSRP:  $189.50

Range Day with FIDELIS at Suppressed Nation (with a sound meter)

Suppressed Nation posted an excellent video of the FIDELIS on a variety of calibers and systems.  Using the BK2209 sound meter the FIDELIS logged some very impressive numbers!!  Watch the video below.

dB average on 308win:  133.25

dB average on 300blk subsonic:  120.5

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Bank of America Stops Lending to Several Gun Manufacturers, Strengthening Case for Crypto – Dash Force News

Bank of America will cease providing lending services to companies manufacturing certain types of firearms.

As reported by Bloomberg, Bank of America, the second-largest bank in the US, will no longer lend to firearms manufacturers involved in selling semi-automatic rifles deemed “military-style” to the civilian populace. This comes after a wave of pressure on banks and payment providers to restrict their services provided to firearms manufacturers in the wake of recent highly-publicized shootings. Increasing financial pressure could cause manufacturers to cease production of controversial items or risk harm to their business.

Centralized payment systems have a long history of shutting out controversial projects

Payment companies and the banking industry, with centralized control over services, have long posed problems for businesses and causes that have attracted controversy over the years. PayPal froze the accounts of supporters of the Bundy Ranch, an agricultural community in the US which was engaged in a dispute with the federal government resulting in an armed standoff. Wikileaks famously also had all its payment providers shut down due to is exposure of government corruption, prompting them to seek cryptocurrency as a way to get around the ban.

Dash is making strong inroads in censored industries like marijuana and alternative media

As the top cryptocurrency for payments, Dash is focused on offering better and censorship-resistant money, which leads to applications in traditionally under-served industries. Independent journalist Ben Swann came back after a year of censorship thanks to an exclusive sponsorship with Dash. Dash point-of-sale and business solution Alt Thirty Six aims to service the legal cannabis industry, which at present is cash-only due to banking restrictions. Finally, Dash is taking off in Venezuela, which has experienced currency issues and regulatory barriers, with over a hundred businesses accepting it for payments as of time of writing.

The firearms industry would be wise to explore Dash for payments seeing present trends of hostility from banks.

 

 

Bank of America Stops Lending to Several Gun Manufacturers, Strengthening Case for Crypto

3/4-24 to 5/8-32 458 SOCOM Thread Adapters Sold OUT

The 3/4-24 to 5/8-32 458 SOCOM Thread Adapters have unexpectedly sold out due to a large number of orders.  This thread adapter allows our GEN5 TriDelta, TMULC and Helical brakes to be mounted on the 5/8-32 threaded 458 SOCOM barrels.  Do not worry!  We are making many more right now!  We just wanted to let you know in case you have some on order or decide to order one or more.   Stay tuned for more updates!  Thank you for your business!!

 

GEN2 Rifle Suppressors are here!

Beginning with the FIDELIS Magnum suppressor at a modest 7.81″ OAL, the GEN2 rifle suppressors have arrived.  Next week you will see videos of sound tests on the VIRIBUS (6.61″ OAL) and the HONORIS (5.41″ OAL).  The FIDELIS suppressors are in stock and ready to ship!  We can custom cut threads in our interchangeable direct thread mounts!  See more product details here…

Our GEN2 suppressors can use both SilencerCo ASR or Dead Air Key-Mo QD mounts.

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REX SILENTIUM – Use Bitcoin To Buy Your Suppressor – The Firearm BlogThe Firearm Blog

Many thanks TFB!!!  GEN2 Suppressors will be ready next week!  Photos and videos to come!

Montana-based manufacturer Rex Silentium is offering up a unique way for customers to buy suppressors – Bitcoin. Obviously, any NFA controlled item needs to follow the proper legal process of transfer and ownership, but it appears that Rex Silentium is the first manufacturer in the industry to accept cryptocurrency. Because of the paperwork, recording keeping … Read More …

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