With all the talk about Ruger and S&W deciding not to sell some of their guns in California because of the amended “Unsafe Firearms Act” (AB 1471 enacted in 2007 and amended in 2010 to include a micro-stamping requirement) it’s worth noting that handguns purchased by law enforcement agencies are exempt — meaning, I guess, that cops can use “unsafe” guns, and guns that don’t micro-stamp an identifying mark on the shell casing. Why shouldn’t the public, or defense lawyers, or prosecutors have the right to know which cop’s gun fired the bullet that killed an innocent person or kid? Just asking. . . .

Related: Tom Gresham’s Gun Talk radio show, this Sunday, will be discussing the California situation with CCKRBA president Alan Gottlieb, Ruger CEO Mike Fifer and Smith & Wesson Director of Marketing Paul Pluff.

The show is heard pretty much everywhere in the country — even here in Vermont.