Flip through a catalog, if you can still find one, or browse the website of most of your favorite manufactures and you’ll find pages or sections with products highlighted as “California Legal” or “Massachusetts Approved” or some similar verbiage. Those who live in free America might think these listings are a bit odd. You might be asking yourself, just what is so special about this firearm or that, that is must be marked as “CA Compliant”?I've always been of the mind that the manufactures should tell those states to piss off. Let their police departments do the maintenance it takes to keep 20 year old service pistols in service. Or even better, let them scrounge up some old model 10 Smiths and use those. There would also be no "patrol" rifles.
Whatever area of business or politics you examine, when you get down to the nitty-gritty, the back room deals, its all about control. Who is in control? Who will control whom? When a state legislature passes some type of arbitrary ruling that a firearm must be configured this way or cannot be configured that way, they are exercising control. They are forcing private enterprise, and that is what gun companies are, into a position of even greater subservience and submission. Do these bureaucrats do so from genuine interest in public safety? If you answer honestly, it is no. Then why do it?It's always been about control. You cannot control a armed citizen. The gun haters for years have been chipping away in any place they can find. All it takes is a look to the west and the state of California. Some of the most restrictive gun laws in the country and yet the violence in the cities is approaching Chicago numbers.
When it is suggested that firearms makers refuse to make guns that ‘comply’ with the thoughtless and empty regulations of certain states the word “fair” gets thrown around. It’s not ‘fair’ to punish the citizens for the actions of their government some will say. Why should we be punished? To that question I would ask, who elected and continues to elect the politicians who pass these empty, feel-good laws? If not the citizens of the state, then who?
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