Regrann from @2a4ca - This BS got passed in CA a while back, and it too was sold as a "safety measure" to "keep unsafe handguns off the street", but then the CA legislature immediately started adding additional requirements to make it a backdoor handgun ban. When the roster was implemented, the manufacturer of the handgun had to send sample guns to one of a few testing facilities (none of which were in California). There they would undergo a series of firing and drop tests, and if they passed the manufacturer could pay a yearly fee to the CA DOJ to put them on the CA Approved Handgun Roster. Every variation of a gun was considered a different model, so they would have to go through the testing again even it was just different grips, or a different finish or color. But one of the new "safety requirements" they added to be on the CA roster was to have the gun microstamp the guns serial number on the casing when it fires. This is why no handguns have been added to the CA roster (Glock gen 4 and gen 5 are not on the roster for example), because not one manufacture has figured out how to do this. This is nothing more than a handgun ban.
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On Wednesday, we (Bearing Arms) reported on a North Carolina bill that seeks to create a roster of firearms approved for sale in the state. The roster is based on one already in place in California that has severely limited the number of guns available to law-abiding citizens. It does not, however, stop criminals from doing whatever they can to obtain other firearms.
However, the representative who is pushing for this plan and the media seem to be trying to push this through as a safety measure, one meant to keep North Carolinians safe from faulty weapons.