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New from CalGunLaws: Microstamping Rule Freezes Number of Semiautomatic Pistols Available for Sale in California

In 2nd Amendment, Buying guns, California firearms laws, News, Selling guns on June 6, 2013 at 5:23 pm

LINK IS NOW WORKING! – Microstamping Rule Freezes Number of Semiautomatic Pistols Available for Sale in California

Despite the flaws in the technology, the obvious ways that criminals will circumvent the technology, and the difficulties crime labs will have in deciphering the marks, on May 17, 2013, California Attorney General Kamala Harris certified that microstamping is available to firearm manufacturers.

With this simple announcement, new and safer state-of-the-art pistol models essential for home and family defense became impossible for Californians to acquire, because to be sold in California all new semi-automatic pistol models must now have microstamping incorporated into their design in order to be approved for sale in California.

Given the manufacturing costs involved, it is highly unlikely that any manufacturers will adopt the microstamping technology, particularly considering their current pistol production can barely meet the demand from other states. As a practical matter, this will limit the types of new handguns available to the California market to those handguns ready all approved for sale and listed on the roster of approved handguns as of the date of the certification.

NRA and NSSF are exploring all legal avenues for challenging this action in court, and a lawsuit is very likely.

Michel & Associates, P.C. has made a legal memorandum and a collection of other materials on the topic available here.


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Beretta Rebate for Law Enforcement (including security)

In Buying guns, PROMOS on October 23, 2012 at 12:43 am


Here are the details: [NOTE: the link above has the forms you must use.]

Beretta USA Corp. recognizes the importance of supporting and assisting the individual law
enforcement or security officer, military personnel and qualified first responders (see qualified purchaser list below). This program allows these personnel to purchase Two (2) New Beretta Px4 Storm, Cx4 Storm or 90 series pistol from any dealer and receive a $50 rebate (per pistol)
directly from Beretta USA per calendar year. Offer valid for pistols purchased between January 1 – December 31, 2012.

For a Pistol/Carbine Purchase to qualify under this program, the following instructions must be followed:

  1. Complete a Purchase Authorization Letter (PAL) following the directions below OR submit a copy of the appropriate credentials (ID, badge, etc.).
  2. Complete the attached Rebate Form.
  3. Mail the PAL or Credentials, and Rebate Form, together with a copy of your pistol receipt, to:

Beretta USA Corp.,
Attn: America’s Defenders Pistol Purchase Program,
17601 Beretta Drive,
Accokeek, MD 20607.

Please allow 6-8 weeks for your rebate check to arrive.
Qualified purchasers for this program include:

  • All sworn Law Enforcement Officers, including state, county and city
  • All Federal Law Enforcement Officers
  • All Corrections Officers, including Parole and Probation Officers
  • All retired Law Enforcement Officers with retired credentials
  • State licensed Security Company Officers
  • Licensed Para-Medics and EMTs
  • Fire Fighters (including volunteers)
  • Court Judges
  • District Attorneys and Deputy District Attorneys
  • Active U.S. Military personnel – all branches
  • Former U.S. Military personnel – all branches

Let a girl show you how it’s done, boys.

In Firearm Maintenance, Women and guns on July 30, 2011 at 9:41 pm

Field-stripped and put together in under a minute!

$50 rebate on Walther PPS

In Buying guns, CCW, Gun Porn, PROMOS on July 12, 2011 at 5:15 am

Chip Elliot’s 30-year-old letter still has weight

In 2nd Amendment, Buying guns, Self defense on February 28, 2011 at 1:12 am

Chip Elliott, author of Tomorrow Come Sunrise, responds to Esquire’s 1981 article, “Fifty Million Handguns.”

via Keep and Bear Arms – Gun Owners Home Page – 2nd Amendment Supporters.

YouTube – Glock Pistol Reassembly

In Firearm Maintenance on February 26, 2011 at 2:08 am

YouTube – Glock Pistol Reassembly.

Requirements for buying a shotgun in California

In Buying guns, California firearms laws, What I am frequently asked on December 31, 2010 at 4:07 pm

1.  Live in California.

2. Have a California driver’s license or state-issued ID card.

3. Have your current address on your CDL/ID—or bring proof that you live where you say you do.  (Utility bill–gas, electricity, water, or cable bill, or your car registration–whichever of these has your current address and your name on it.)

And now, as of January 1, 2014, long-guns are registered with the state, just as handguns are.


ATF moving to require multiple sales reports for long guns starting January 5, 2011

In Buying guns, News, Selling guns on December 20, 2010 at 3:47 pm

And they were so quiet about it, too….

S&W Holiday Promotion

In Buying guns, News on November 29, 2010 at 1:58 am

Smith and Wesson promotion: Carry with Confidence

In Buying guns, CCW, Self defense, Women and guns on October 29, 2010 at 5:12 pm

This is a sweeeet deal!  One thing to remember: if you’re new to shooting, get a steel-frame, not one of the scandium ones.  The lighter the gun, the more you feel the recoil. Thanks to Girls Guide to Guns for the heads up!

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