The state passed a law that requires microstamping technology in all new semi-automatics sold there. (Microstamping works by stamping a string of characters every time a gun is fired -- theoretically making shells at crime scene traceable to a statewide database.) Only the gun industry isn't interested. They might just stop selling new-model semiautomatics there.
"California will become like Cuba with cars," said Lawrence Keane, senior counsel for the National Shooting Sports Foundation, which represents the gun industry. "You will only be able to get very old models of guns."