Major manufacturers to pull guns off California store shelves

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BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — A new law in California could have some of the biggest handgun manufacturers pulling their products off store shelves in the state.

AB 1471, also known as the Unsafe Handgun Act, would require new guns to have a new technology known as "microstamping."

Leo Gonzales at 2nd Amendment Sports said microstamping is an obstacle California put in place for selling handguns. He said each gun would have a firing pen with a serial number to identify the gun with the casing that was shot.

The goal is to help law enforcement match bullets to guns.

Gun supporters say the technology is flawed.

Smith & Wesson and Ruger have said they will stop selling semiautomatic handguns in California. Gonzales said 40 Smith & Wessons will soon be pulled from the shelves at 2nd Amendment.

They’ve posted tags on the guns that will be gone, but hope lawsuits filed will put an end to this.

"Hopefully the state of California will come to its senses," said Gonzales, "and all this shenanigans will go away."