In 1983, Clint Eastwood reprised his “Dirty Harry” role in the movie “Sudden Impact,” set in the San Francisco area. Like most of Mr. Eastwood's films, it included a few signature lines, including one that notified some bad guys of his backup: “Smith and Wesson … and me.”
It appears Californians will have less backup from Smith & Wesson, thanks to a misguided law that went into effect last year. As reported by the Los Angeles Times' Kate Mather on Jan. 23, Smith & Wesson will not comply with California's microstamping statute, which will cause more of its products to fall off the state's permissible firearms list and be ineligible for sale. Sturm, Ruger & Co. also will allow its products to fall off the list.
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