” up to $200 for assault weapons”
I’ll bet that they didn’t have a lot of takers at that miserly price.
Under Kalifornia law, one could take any center-fire rifle which will accept a detachable magazine and attach a pistol grip to it. Presto! An assault weapon.
I have a pistol grip to spare since I had to remove it from my "non-assault weapon" prior to the ban. If I attach one to any magazine fed, center-fire rifle, I'm good to go.
Of course, one would have to believe the "no-questions-asked" policy and risk felony conviction for "manufacturing an assault weapon" to do such a thing. There might be easier ways to get $200.