Smith & Wesson to stop shipping semi-automatic pistols to California

January 23, 2014 10:27:02 PM PST
Gun manufacturer Smith & Wesson said Thursday it will stop shipping semi-automatic pistols to California rather than comply with a new state law.

The law requires the guns to have a microstamping feature to mark bullet casings with a unique code.

But Smith & Wesson issued a statement saying it, "does not and will not include microstamping in its firearms." They say it's, "unreliable, serves no safety purpose, and most importantly is not proven to aid in preventing or solving crimes."