ex post facto has been ruled as unconstituional.
I remember hearing in the ether that those rifles that were grandfathered and ‘registered’. I also remember ‘some’ of them were confiscated!
I’m curious myself. I recall a FReeper mentioning that SKS rifles were confiscated some time ago.
IIRC, some like the SKS were not on the list and nothing at the time had to be done. Of course, the democrats were free to add to their precious list and they did so, leaving thousands of SKS owners suddenly in the situation of having rifles that should have been "registered" but were not.
There was some sort of CF of an "amnesty" period for registration that I think was mostly ignored. What confiscation took place I cannot recall.
That may or may not have been what you remember. Many thousands of AR and similar never did get registered or just left the state.
This is correct. But, owners were given a deadline to register, which has long since passed. (1989)
Because there were so few rifles registered, the state extended the original deadline and owners were given a 1-year grace period.
The vast majority of owners continued to simply ignore the law.
Not a lot of sellers in California gun buyback program
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A $1.4 million state buyback program designed to take illegal assault rifles off the streets hasn’t found a lot of customers.The program has spent only about $80,000 to collect 350 SKS Sporters since January.Lawmakers gave the Department of Justice enough money to purchase 5,000 SKS Sporters from their owners. The state pays $230 for each weapon.The buyback program gives gun owners a year to destroy their modified SKS Sporter, take...
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WorldNewsDaily 1999 excerpt “The Roberti-Roos law effectively banned the SKS rifle with the
detachable magazine, however, it didnt ban it completely. Although gun shops couldnt sell the SKS with a detachable magazine anymore, owners of the gun could still keep them as long as they complied with a background check and had the gun registered.”
“Now, all SKS Sporters are illegal and are being bought back by the
“Gun owners in California and Connecticut have discovered that it really CAN happen here. Advertising has been strong here in San Diego recently, urging all owners of the SKS “Sporter” to turn them in for a $230 reimbursement before January 1, 2000. “If you own an SKS Sporter, you cant sell it and you cant shoot it. You MUST turn it in before January 1 or face criminal charges and confiscation” goes the ad which has been run on local radio stations.”
ansel12 linked to a good piece explaining the issue with the sks sporters back in 1999.
This issue is about to heat up again for Californians: the legislature has bills pending that would put a lot of people in a very awkward position. It’s going to get a lot worse, real quick it seems.
Here’s the answer to the question: