Originally Posted by Jo da Plumbr
Cal Guns has also been hoping for this decision. They are going after the Cal DOJ on the approved handgun law. The approved list is more about extorting "test fees" from manufacturers then any kind of concern for safety.
Just like Traffic Cameras, especially red light cameras. Can't meet budget? Put up another 100 red light cameras and turn the yellow light durration down to the leagal minimum 3 seconds. Pretty frickin hillarious that the TEXAS Transportation Institute can do a test and evaluate that a reduction in crashes and tickets directly correlates to having the time to 4 seconds or more at any intersection, regardless of size.. . Increasing visibility of lights also has a tangible effect
Study: Longer Yellows Reduce Crashes (Texas Transportation Institute)
quote The study also found that the vast majority of red light camera tickets are issued within the first second a light is red -- in fact, the average ticket is issued when the light has been red for half a second or less. Yet right-angle crashes, which account for the majority of red-light related collisions, "with one exception, all of the right-angle crashes occurred after 5 seconds or more of red" (5-16). In other words, tickets are being issued primarily for split-second violations where collisions are not occurring.
Many politicians don't really care about safety, they care about meeting budgets, quotas and whatever else their corrupt boss puts on their plate. Safety Generally isn't first, even at manufacturing facilities that say it is in their modo/creedo/mission statement whatever.. . Financials mean everything!!