This morning the UT reports that Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed legislation yesterday requiring all "new models of semiautomatic handguns sold in California be able to stamp identifying serial numbers on shell casings." [Link]
In signing the legislation, the governor stated: "While I appreciate and understand that this technology is not without limitations, I am signing this bill to provide law enforcement with an additional tool for solving crimes, I encourage all stakeholders to work on improving this technology." [Link]
The law puts California back into the forefront for gun control legislation. Of course the crazy gun totting wingnuts, who believe that every person has the right to own a bazooka were quick to react to the governor's actions.
Sam Paredes of the Gun Owners of California said Schwarzenegger may have become “the most anti-gun governor in California history.” and he noted that Schwarzenegger, a Republican, approved a ban on .50-caliber rifles three years ago. [Link] I suspect that Arnold and Maria shouldn't expect any Xmas cards from Chuck Heston after this.