After Coronavirus, California Has a Major Disarmament Edict Waiting in the Wings

“Commonsense gun safety laws” include banning every gun on the California “safe” roster” that doesn’t have microstamping? All of them? But no one is talking about taking your guns? (David Chiu/Facebook)

U.S.A. – -( While gun owners are properly focused on the immediate threats arising from the Coronavirus pandemic and associated disruptions of “normal” life, once the manipulated crisis passes the enemies of the right to keep and bear arms will be ready to hit the ground running. That’s the case in California, overwhelmingly ruled by anti-gun (in private hands) Democrats, where the ordered closure of gun shops using the “nonessential business” excuse ignores the one thing the Founders deemed “necessary to the security of a free State.”

Shortly before all eyes became focused on that, one of the more committed citizen disarmament enthusiasts in the legislature, Assemblyman David Chiu, resurrected a gun-grabber dream list priority, microstamping, a requirement for firearms to mark an identifier on ammunition casings, the San Francisco Chronicle reported. Disregard for a moment that professional reporter Alexei Koseff and his editors seem confused at times and tell readers the “unique imprint [will be left on] on bullets that are fired.”

That’s not what it’s about anyway, since, after then-Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (warned ya!) signed microstamping into law in 2007, manufacturers stopped introducing new models and limited their California inventories to models without marking technology that had already made it on to the state’s “certified” list (and in a related story, the state Department of Justice never did ‘fess up to how a stampless “smart gun” they were greasing the skids for apparently made it on the list illegally, after the mandatory microstamping deadline).

No, the object here is to ban the guns still on the list. Requiring one mark instead of two is not “‘calling [the gunmakers’] bluff’ and removing their excuse to ‘boycott the law.’” It’s dictating to supposed free citizens there are even more “in common use at the time” firearms that Democrat tyrants intend to deny them, first in California and then to any other state where the citizens are suicidally ignorant enough to vote in swindlers intent on gutting their birthrights.

“It creates a mechanism for unsafe guns to be phased out and safer guns that assist with crime-solving to enter the market,” Chiu lied. All the guns on the list had already been deemed “safe” by the state in order to be included. And the technology is easily defeated by those who intend to criminally misuse guns. Not that they have to. And it will, of course, stop and/or solve no violent crimes (as if that’s justification for infringing on our rights). That’s not the point.

The point is to further limit the availability of firearms to California citizens by drying up their sources of supply. The state started with their stupid “drop test” requirement (as if there was an epidemic of “gun deaths” and injuries resulting from that nonexistent problem, and as if there were no remedies through the courts if there were), and then moved on to mandated loaded chamber indicators (like the kind that was on the Beretta 92 Compact L that a 14-year-old used to kill a 15-year-old during a practical joke).

As if reptiles that leave brass at crime scenes get their guns through channels traceable to them. Chiu, of course, knows that. It’s just another calculated harassment of gun manufacturers and dealers, designed to drive them out of business. It’s more “In your face, California gun owners!” from someone who hates and wants to disarm them.

His attitude points to a tangentially-related issue that the gun-grabbers are counting on and the so-called “gun lobby” has been shamefully hiding from lest they are smeared as “haters”: Chiu is the son of Taiwanese parents who came to this country to enjoy the benefits of American freedoms unavailable in the land they fled. And we know from all credible means of observation that immigrant groups, particularly Hispanics and Asians, overwhelmingly follow their cultural biases down the “pathway to citizenship” to the Democrat/anti-gun camp. You would think a people who resisted Chi-Com tyranny would know better, but “civilians are not allowed to possess any firearms with narrow exceptions” in Taiwan.

It’s not like Taiwanese citizens need to risk themselves when they have treaty guarantees that American lives, blood, and treasure will be spent on their behalf should the need arise “to maintain the capacity of the United States to resist any resort to force or other forms of coercion that would jeopardize the security, or the social or economic system, of the people on Taiwan.”

Look for Chiu’s bill to pass as soon as the legislature feels it’s the best time to capitalize on the publicity, and for Gov. Gavin Newsom to happily stick it to that part of the California citizenry that doesn’t vote Democrat. And look for it to be upheld since by ignoring the core militia purpose of the Second Amendment and relying pretty much exclusively on self-defense in its legal arguments, the “gun lobby” has undermined its ability to fight for “ordinary military equipment” intended to be taken into “common defense” battles. That’s left us in a situation where courts rule as long as you can have a gun for “self-defense,” the state can limit your options on what you can keep and where you can bear it.

The appropriate response, of course, if for the manufacturers who depend on gun owners for their livelihoods, to take the Barrett/Hornady approach and tell the tyrants to make, service, and supply their own damn guns, rather than continuing to supply enforcers who will use their superior armaments to disarm Americans. Just don’t hold your breath waiting for gun owners to unify and demand that of them.

About David Codrea:David Codrea

David Codrea is the winner of multiple journalist awards for investigating/defending the RKBA and a long-time gun owner rights advocate who defiantly challenges the folly of citizen disarmament. He blogs at “The War on Guns: Notes from the Resistance,” is a regularly featured contributor to Firearms News, and posts on Twitter: @dcodrea and Facebook.

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I think that’s a great Idea, let’s have all the Democrats & and Hollywood liberals (and their bodyguards) turn in their firearms first. Also, if you live in California and are a Democrat, STAY THERE! Don’t pollute the rest of the country.
For all you California patriots, keep fighting the good fight until you get your state back.

Shame on every Gun Owner who votes Democrat!!!!


OV, right on. Those fakers love having a gun in their hand when it is making them plenty of money pretending to be something they are not!


David, I’d LOVE to see the Barrett/Hornady approach used nationwide and frequently. You want to take or restrict our guns? Then you’re on your own with yours.


Soap Box, Ballot Box Cartridge Box


@eaglesnester – In todays America, cash is king. Insert “cash box” between “soap box” and “Ballot Box”. Unless you are of Bloomberg’s ilk in which case cash comes first. The rest of us need the soap box in order to create a movement with enough impact on the cash box.

Remember the golden rule – “He who has the gold makes the rules.” As a group gun owners have far more gold than Bloomberg – we just need to find ways to work together.

Arizona Don

That is exactly what the communists who pose as democrats are attempting to prevent. Gun owners organizing in some way. That is also why they hate GOA and NRA. Those two organizations should get together and realize their goals are the same and not be each others enemy. If all the gun organizations would get together they would be a force to be reckoned with. Maybe someday.


If things don’t change, we may start going from soapbox, directly to cartridge box.

Arizona Don

I suspect we are not far from vigilante law right now. When the laws no longer work as needed the vigilante’s do. That is how the west was won no matter who tells you what. Read the real history of Tombstone and the Earp’s and you may see what I mean. And there are other examples right here in Arizona like the Pleasant Valley war. Examples are everywhere if anyone really looks. In the final analysis when the law does not do its job the people will. Only so much will ever be tolerated. We are getting close to the… Read more »


That would be great! But there are fewer and fewer businesses with a set of balls to do that In any industry !


Demand and talk about it all you want. This “Republics” Constitution, has constraints (LAWS) that elected servants must follow in order to protect the individual rights of the minority from the demands of the majority. One only has to knowingly and willingly break those constitutional laws in attempting to deprive citizens of their rights for it to become a crime. There is no room in the “REPUBLIC” for Mobocracy. The more we watch politicians, the more we understand how criminals think.


Nothing about California surprises me any more. I just wonder what stupidity and craziness will be next.


Just like Pelosi, these communists, socialists and Democrats in leadership will never let a good crisis go away without trying to take advantage of it.


“No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms.” Thomas Jefferson “The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government.” Thomas Jefferson “The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.” Thomas Jefferson Weapon prohibitionists can be broken down into seven major categories. Even though their motives may vary they all pose a mortal threat to liberty. ELITISTS AUTHORITARIANS CRIMINALS THE FEARFUL IDEOLOGICAL CHAMELEONS SECURITY MONOPOLISTS?THE DYSFUNCTIONALLY UNWORLDLY Do What I… Read more »

Arizona Don

Many if not most of these so called democrats know none of these proposed laws would or could have any effect on crime in Florida or anywhere else for that matter. However, their goal is not effective law creation it is gun registration and confiscation. Consequently getting any innocent looking law passed that could be modified sometime in the future to enhance registration or confiscation is a part, even if a small part, of the goal. All Americans should be aware of just what the goal of these so called democrats is. A study of the history of the twentieth… Read more »


Let us stay frosty! The enemy is no longer at the gate, but among us as wolves disguised in sheep’s clothing.


Some people have to experience something before they can determine whether they have been told the truth or not, they aren’t smart enough to find out before they surrender, freebies are very enticing to non-thinkers.


When you Commie Bstd’s start getting dropped in public, we’ll see who changes their minds.KEEP it up.THERE is a line once crossed there is NO coming back.
You are breaking every law on the books, and your laws are not law, they are UNCONSTITUTIONAL and are not to be obeyed.
But,that is up to Californians,if they want to get screwed even more go along with the laws that have RUINED your state.


I wonder if this clown is any relation to Leland Yee………..


There is a movie on Amazon Prime called “Keep and Bear” I think everyone, both anti and pro gun people should see, It makes a great argument for the 2nd Amendment.


The commie asshat Chiu in the photo is the ugliest mom I’ve ever seen. Her parents must be so sad, giving up everything to move to America, just to see their daughter turn it into a commie hellhole, just like the one they fought so hard to leave.


Leave it to California to require a technology that doesn’t matter, and foreign outsiders that bring their tyrannical baggage to impose on a free people.


One thing all these extreme (and I use “extreme” rhetorically in the same serious vain Leftists like to use the word against us) anti-gun rights proposals have in common, they don’t do a damn thing to prevent violence. Not a one purports to punish criminal misuse of firearms. Not until the gun rights movement unites to advance a rhetoric which is in-your-face anti-perp as well as pro-2Amendment, in contrast to the tired liberal nostrums, the NRA and all the allied organizations will remain fighting only defense, or stuck like deer in the headlights. Resorting to name calling against the antis… Read more »


look ill admit i commented here before ever reading the article! I have read so many like this that i basically knew what their game plan was! You see i live in a state just as bad as Cali. if not worse!The horrible BULLSHI* that Virginia just went threw is nothing! N.J. has had the laws imposed by the Black face/KKK costume wearing Governor for as long as i have been alive and im 55yrs old!They did the same thing here in Jersey they did in Virginia and got the same laws past as a compromise! Its basically TREASON the… Read more »


When I started prepping, my family had a chuckle. Now they have caught on to the idea.
On Prisoners, there was a time when prison was a punishment. Why are prisoners allowed to make any kind of demands on how they are treated? They are there as a punishment. Also, there should be no rapists or murderers in prison. there needs to be a national death penalty.


Sheriff Joe Arpaio had it right. His tent prison camps with bland but nourishing food, pink jumpsuitsAND skivvies, and the requriement to WORK not sit on their think ends and watch the TeeVee set all day, working out in an LA Fitness state of the art gym set for break time. Guess what? Tracking the guys that went through Joe’s versioin of prison it was learned that they had recidally low recidivism rates. Having experienced Hotel Joe, they determined never to go near the place again. But Sheirff Joe has been pilloried by those in power now. And guess what?Arizona’s… Read more »


As for David Chiu “knowing better,” who, after resisting Chi-Com tyranny (Chicom, and is short for ‘Chinese Communism’) there’s no such thing. He is here, and is rising to power to do what was done to him, to those (you powerful Americans!) who should have been there for him and his family. He wants you to feel his pain. In this way, he feels he can make right all those wrongs done to his parents. He’s looking for a reckoning. If there’s one thing that’s true about a malignant narcissist, it’s this. The other thing you need to be aware… Read more »


The article has him from Taiwan not the same place as VietNam. There were lots of similarities, though. I remember watching on the TeeVee set when I was a kid how the Chinese communists thought Taiwan was theirs, and they wanted it back very badly. WE, the US, went way out on a limb to prevent that happening. And it did not. I know folks aobut his age, perhaps older, who spent their youth in Taiwan, having escaped from mainland China with their parents and siblings. The life thye describe there is not all roses and posies, but they made… Read more »


@Tionico — You Sir, are correct. These people you speak of, however, are happy to just live out their lives without becoming a political ideologue like David Chiu. My point is that this man has an agenda up his sleeve: one that’s driving him towards a reckoning. I have seen other people happy to migrate to this country that drag with them THEIR culture, and not the one they now live in, as doctrine. Their is currently an issue that our country is trying to deal with when it comes to Hmong refuges that practice cannibalism by eating the afterbirth… Read more »


This is a load. I went through crime scene investigation school around 1978-79 for my department and guess what one of the topics we covered was? Tool marks on brass cases. I guess someone forgot to mention that to California DemoCraps.


But that’s too much work for the police in today’s police state. I’m waiting for them to “upgrade” the law to require the microstamping be performed in four languages, and after that they can change what those languages are every two years.


David, your last paragraph is something I’ve been screaming for for quite a number of years. I’ve written to every gun company higher-up I can find an email for and pointing out others model of fairness concerning citizens rights vs the money of tyrants. I’ve ended up pissing a few of them off. In some responses you can just hear where their loyalty is and it’s not to freedom. I continue to do this, writing and asking them to please stop assisting the people who are bound and determined to suppress and subjugate ALL of us. I’ll not quit because… Read more »


My 1st ever dealing with Moms Demand Action was at Budd’s Lake New Jersey! They were there to try and disarm people in northern New Jersey and claiming guns kill people all on their own?These people are out right crazy fools being paid by Soros&Friends!Most have not ever had a firearm impact their lives and are nothing more then Liberal wackjobs!I and quite a few others traveled out of our counties in our state to rush to the defense of Gun Owners in that area! Today as states and specifically our state’s Counties letting serious criminals out of prison all… Read more »


Just because someone won a popularity contest ,doesn’t mean they are equipped for the job. I really question the sanity of most Politicians.


BigMikeU; I”M from that area,originally, and they are totally off the wall, and I find that their cause is mind boggling in all respect as far as trying to jam their causes into law! The fact is that N J has lost their way years ago with ruling mob in Trenton! The biggest thing in N J is to change the mind set of the people to get out and vote them out of office! N Y has done the same as to the mass release programs also, by their sitting on their BUTTS they are shutting off blood to… Read more »


The weak kneed, weak brained SHEEPLE LEMMINGS in The Peoples Republik of Kalifornia will just stand back and take it from the Communist Democraps that run that state! DISGUSTING!!!

Ej harbet

Loved that they went to red shirts! Outside of the fun fact that it creates a excellent aiming point.
Its also the color of the flags of ussr and nazi Germany.the enemys of liberty should wear this color!


Sometimes there IS justice………..


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