Skip to comments.California Redefines “Assault Weapon,” Bans Them
Posted on 09/10/2013 11:10:22 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
The Scientific Theory holds that you fit the theory to the facts. Its applied backwards in the world of gun control: you modify or omit the facts to fit the theory. Case in point: California recently redefined what it thinks an assault weapon is and then banned their definition:
New sales of semi-automatic rifles with removable magazines would be banned in California under a bill passed by the Democratic-led state legislature on Tuesday, and those who already own such weapons would have to register them.
It would classify an assault weapon as any rifle that accepts a detachable magazine that can hold more than 10 rounds of ammunition, and would ban its sale or purchase. People who already own such weapons would be required to register them.
California, which has some of the toughest gun control laws in the nation, already bans rifles with large-capacity fixed magazines, which cannot be removed. This bill would expand that ban to add rifles that accept large-capacity removable magazines.
CA says nothing about semi-automatic pistols, like the kind used in the Virginia Tech massacre (a Glock 19 and a 22 caliber Walther P22). Semi auto rifles are not OK, semi auto handguns are OK, even though they are used in the vast majority of crimes committed by perps illegally using firearms. (Theyre also the top choice for self defense, too, but media never wants to talk about those statistics.)
CA wants to ban scariness, plain and simple.
Outlaw anti-Constitutional leftists.
CA is LOST!
Compliance with Tyranny is Treason.
Best thing my parents did was move us away in 1974.
>assault weapon as any rifle that accepts a detachable magazine that can hold more than 10 rounds of ammunition,
Well since you can only buy 10 rd mags in CA, ARs must be OK
cali reset required, press reset now. or parts will secede from this socialist hellhole.
Doesn’t matter. If the AR *is capable of* accepting a larger magazine, then it is banned. Doesn’t matter if all you can get is 10-rd mags. It’s all in the wording.
this changes jack sh1t for criminals.
all this does is make laws that by reglation turn law abiding citizens who want the same weapons that police use, and that criminals will continue to use, into criminals. it makes law abiding citizens lives’ that much more tougher for them to defend in a timely manner,’with useful weapons.
effing traitor tyrants.
It used to be pretty close to paradise on Earth. Just goes to show you that they can ruin anything.
I made the mistake of Registering the AK-47 I used to own when they passed the Assault Weapon Ban way back when in CA.
I actually sold it to an out of State Buyer just to get my name off the list. I later bought a CA legal AR-15 that requires a “Bullet Button” to remove the puny 10 Round Magazine.
The Rifle was CA Legal if you needed a “tool” to remove the Magazines so a GENIUS invented the Bullet Button.
The Liberals were not amused, hence the new attack on our Constitutional Rights.
The idea that a Politician can make any one of us an Overnight Felon is contrary to our God Given Rights. I will not comply with this madness and I hope my fellow CA Citizens refuse to as well.
Compliance with Tyranny is Treason, and Tyranny it is.
dont register a damned thing.
G O F U C 2 Y O U R S e L F . . .
I woke up a criminal?
I woke up in Amerika!!!!!!????
F U in the A**!!!
"How many more innocent men, women and children have to be slaughtered while going about their daily lives before we do something?" asked Assemblyman Reginald B. Jones-Sawyer, Sr., a Democrat from Los Angeles, speaking in favor of the ban.
He ticked off a gruesome list of recent gun massacres: Sandy Hook, killings at a Sikh Temple in Wisconsin, the Colorado movie theater killings and others.
Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/california-assault-weapons-ban-2013-9#ixzz2eZEnzzlU
Uh, wern't all those "Gun free Zones?"
Assemblyman Reginald B. Jones-Sawyer, Sr. (D-Los Angeles)
Drill a hole, cut a 2-56 thread in it, and install a small screw on Loctite. This screw will prevent "acceptance" of a standard magazine. Then cut a slot in your magazines (that are, presumably, <= 10 rounds) - this will allow insertion of modified magazines without interference from the screw.
This is, of course, stupid. There is no X-ray search of your vehicle as you cross the border of CA from a neighboring state. All that you will see is an agricultural checkpoint, and they don't even want to talk to car drivers. Anyone who is planning mayhem can bring a few tons of weapons of any kind, and there is no constitutionally compliant method to prevent that.
Every time that ‘assault weapons’ become a political football in California, it seems like waves of California’s hidden magazine-fed semi auto military style rifles come out of the woodwork and end up for sale in Nevada and Arizona gun stores when the panicked owners cross state lines to get rid of their contraband firearms that they refused to register under CA’s ‘Dangerous Weapons Control Act’. It never fails. They’ve been hiding them for years, too terrified to take them out and shoot them, and ultimately decide to get rid of them... Just like the liberals intended.
Sad thing is that the owners think they can at least make a profit by selling a vintage ‘pre-ban’ AK clone for current market value of about five times what they might have paid for it new back in the ‘80s or ‘90s during the times of the Federal 922 bans, Clinton 1994 ban, or the two CA bans. “Gosh, look at how much they sell for on Gunbroker! Mines way nicer than that one is so its gotta be worth more!”, they presume.
Nuh uh. Nope. They find out to their dismay that they’ll get 50% of the original retail price as shown in the ‘Blue Book Of Gun Values’ — usually a fraction of what they expected — and that’s being generous. Take it or leave it or travel back into California with your instant-felon contraband, mister. Gotta sell to an FFL or that’s a federal felony. Maybe if its a hugely collectible ‘assault rifle’ like a vintage SIG-550 or something they’ll get significantly more, but otherwise, bupkis. Only thing they can possibly do is see if a gun store manager will sell it on consignment for them on Gunbroker, but that’s usually somewhere between a thin chance and a fat chance.
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