One of the great things about liberty is that you can vote with your feet.
Gun control fanatics in New York and Connecticut are getting ready to pass laws that will require gun manufacturers to stamp their guns’ barrels with new ID markers. Western states do not require this. “Howdy, partner!” Neither do Southern states. “Y’all come!”
Remington and Colt say they will consider closing plants in New York and Connecticut if these laws are passed. One gun control legislator is outraged. It’s unfair! They should grin and bear it!
“That’s the new threat: to move where that [gun] friendly state is. It’s unfair of them to resist sensible regulation to save lives. It does not impact lawful gun ownership at all.”
The petty tyrants of the world deeply resent freedom across a border. It’s just not fair. People can get away from well-intentioned tyranny. “There ought to be a law against this!”
Microstamping, or ballistic imprinting, is a patented process that uses laser technology to engrave a tiny marking of the make, model and serial number on the tip of a gun’s firing pin to allow an imprint of that information on spent cartridge cases. Supporters of the technology say it will be a “game changer,” allowing authorities to quickly identify the registered guns used in crimes.
Which guns will buyers prefer? Microstamped or unstamped? The answer is clear: unstamped. The free market will speak if Remington and Colt submit. They will lose sales. S&W and Ruger will gain sales.
Remington has said that it would be cheaper to close the plant and move out of state than to reconfigure the production process.
The “game-changer” for the controllers become the no-brainer for the manufacturers.
Colt is in Connecticut, but not for long if the law passes.
Customers do not have to comply with New York liberals. That is the great thing about free markets. We can take our business elsewhere.