Microstamping works

03/07/2014 7:03 PM

03/04/2014 6:54 AM

Re "Gun law costs us consumer safety" (Viewpoints, March 2): It is completely false to say that no gun manufacturer can comply with microstamping. When the law was passed, the technology was thoroughly tested and proven workable. Microstamping in no way prevents gun makers from innovating for product safety. That's another diversion. Making guns not available for sale in California is a political choice made by a few gun makers in hopes of stopping implementation of microstamping. It is certainly not the fault of the law. Writer Lawrence Keane worries that there may be too few handguns on California's approved roster. In fact, handgun buyers can choose from almost 2,000 models. Instead, we should worry about the 6,000 Californians shot every year and the nearly 3,000 who die. Microstamping will help reduce those numbers by helping police catch criminals. That's why law enforcement supports it so strongly.

-- Rebecca Gonzales, Sacramento

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