STUPID: California says a pistol causes cancer in latest Prop 65 insanity

Friday, August 31, 2018
By Paul Martin

by: Tracey Watson
Friday, August 31, 2018

In one of the stranger stories to come out of the Golden State this year, Bond Arms Inc., the Texan firearm distributor, has announced that as a result of a recent Proposition 65 (Prop 65) ruling, its products will no longer be available in California from 31 August.

The company announced:

After August 30th, Bond Arms products will NO LONGER BE AVAILABLE (including guns, barrels, holsters, accessories, apparel, etc.) in the state of California due to Prop 65, which makes all manufacturers label products that could have a chemical that could cause cancer or birth defects, even though it won’t.

That’s right: Somehow legislators in California have decided that a chemical that comes into contact with Bond Arms firearms could cause cancer, and that these products would therefore have to carry warning labels. Bond Arms has decided that instead of having unsightly warnings engraved on the side of their handguns, they will simply no longer supply their products in the state.

What is Prop 65?

Prop 65 isn’t new legislation; it actually dates back to 1986. At that time, Californians were becoming increasingly concerned about exposure to toxic chemicals and voted for the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, better known by it original name, Proposition 65. This legislation requires that the state publish a list – updated annually – of chemicals known to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive problems. The list currently contains over 800 chemicals.

The Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) explains that in terms of Prop 65, businesses are obligated to inform Californians about “significant amounts of chemicals in the products they purchase, in their homes or workplaces, or that are released into the environment.” It is hoped that this information will enable the state’s residents to make wise choices about which products to purchase and how to protect themselves from environmental harm.

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