Well, all of them are stupid since they regulate a THING instead of an action. Today's example? California's "Safe Gun" Approved Handgun Roster.
Why is certifying guns for sale in a state stupid? Because it creates idiocies like the one below:
THIS gun is approved for sale in California:
THIS gun is NOT approved for sale in California:
"But they look identical", you say. That's because they ARE identical. Well, except that the "unapproved" gun comes from the factory with 2 of these:
And the approved gun comes with 2 of these:
The above examples are for the XD-45. The XD-9 faces similar restrictions. The only difference between the guns, as-packaged, is the capacity of the magazine. In both cases, the "approved gun" is restricted to 10 round magazines for citizens. Of course, "law enforcement" is exempt from those restrictions, but that is another post for another day. Malum Prohibitum doesn't have to make sense, it just has to ensnare you in the web. The system cannot control honest men and women. They can only control criminals.
Do you understand yet?
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