Dave Kopel: California Microstamping Law Upheld

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The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled 2-1 that California's microstamping law is a "real world" solution to solving gun-related crimes. The Second Amendment is not violated because it leaves other firearms available for purchase and it furthers public safety. That the technology does not exist to stamp the gun’s make, model and serial number in two places on each casing is not deemed to be relevant. The Independence Institute's Dave Kopel says it's a de facto ban on handguns made since 2013, and a slow ban on guns that are updated. The dissent makes an important point. It's a matter of summary judgement, not the Second Amendment. Whether the technology exists is a matter of legal dispute. Summary judgement was premature and wrong. Originally aired on Cam & Co 08/06/18.