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California lawmakers aim to tighten handgun restrictions
Reuters ^ | April 24, 2014 | by Sharon Bernstein

Posted on 04/24/2014 7:24:23 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer

A bill banning the sale of single-shot handguns that can be modified into semi-automatic weapons advanced in the California legislature on Thursday as lawmakers sought to close what the bill's supporters say is a loophole in the state's gun safety laws.

Gun control advocates say thousands of weapons are sold in California each year without a required safety feature that indicates when a bullet is in the chamber, endangering children and others who may be shot accidentally.

The bill passed the assembly 48-25, and goes to the state senate.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: California
KEYWORDS: 2ndammendment; banglist

1 posted on 04/24/2014 7:24:23 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Yeah, because CA is too free as it is.


2 posted on 04/24/2014 7:32:52 PM PDT by EricT. (Everything not forbidden is compulsory.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
A bill banning the sale of single-shot handguns that can be modified into semi-automatic weapons advanced in the

How does this sentence make any sense? By definition a single shot weapon is incapable of holding more than one round at a time. Is this just another example of an ignorant journalist confusing single action with single shot?

3 posted on 04/24/2014 7:35:00 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: EricT.

As a rider on the law should be a window installed in every politicians head to assure that there is actually a brain there.


4 posted on 04/24/2014 7:35:55 PM PDT by oldasrocks (They should lock all of you up and only let out us properly medicated people.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Leland Yee approves.


5 posted on 04/24/2014 7:38:49 PM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin
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To: Mastador1

Big words confuse tiny reporter brain.

The problem with too many folks who want to be reporters is they’re glorified English majors who don’t know how to parse and report the details any more.

I’ve called up a reporter who referred to an SKS as a Chinese made AK-47 knock-off and the response I received was “well that’s what the NOPD said it was”. No desire to actually learn the details or understand the error. Just write that paper... get to the next story... and see if they can get invited to a cool party for the weekend.


6 posted on 04/24/2014 7:40:39 PM PDT by Bogey78O (We had a good run. Coulda been great still.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

And to think, in 1982 the citizens of California rejected Prop 15 to ban the sale of handguns in Kali.

Since that day, the politicians have been working overtime to find a way around the will of the people, one step at a time.


7 posted on 04/24/2014 7:40:46 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need 7+ more ammo. LOTS MORE.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
This legislation will definitely stop the Bloods and Crips.

"Man, I can't bust a cap in yo' ass tonight partner, it's against the law."

8 posted on 04/24/2014 7:44:03 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (GO WISCONSIN BADGERS GO!)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar
Since that day, the politicians have been working overtime to find a way around the will of the people, one step at a time.

Those politicians ARE doing the will of the people. California's politicians don't magically materialize in Sacramento. They are elected by a state full of narcissistic asshats.

9 posted on 04/24/2014 7:47:08 PM PDT by EricT. (Everything not forbidden is compulsory.)
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To: EricT.

Then why is it that the citizens of Cali have never been allowed to vote on a gun ban since?


10 posted on 04/24/2014 7:50:53 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need 7+ more ammo. LOTS MORE.)
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To: Mastador1

Some autos cannot be sold in CA, due to various regulations. No logical reasons, but safety is cited.

So some autos are ‘converted’ to single shot, and then sold in CA. State DOJ agrees with the process. Then the owner can modify his single shot into an auto.

For example, Model 1911s, designed as originally by John Browning cannot be sold in CA because of no loaded chamber indicator.


11 posted on 04/24/2014 7:52:29 PM PDT by Scrambler Bob (You can count my felonies by looking at my FR replies.)
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To: Mastador1

Remember, you are dealing with idiots. facts and the truth don’t necessarily make any difference.


12 posted on 04/24/2014 7:54:17 PM PDT by Doomonyou (Let them eat Lead.)
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To: oldasrocks
"As a rider on the law should be a window installed in every politicians head to assure that there is actually a brain there."

I say we just drill a new inspection hole each year...

13 posted on 04/24/2014 7:57:51 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

I still have family in that absolute sewer of an unholy state. I weep for the future.


14 posted on 04/24/2014 8:05:11 PM PDT by LouAvul (In favor of reducing government to a more common sense entity.)
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To: Mastador1

You need to read this: http://www.directactionsolutions.net/single-shot-exemption-explanation/


15 posted on 04/24/2014 8:56:28 PM PDT by vette6387
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Sheesh.

They crossed the silly threshold years ago, but it just keeps getting sillier.

16 posted on 04/24/2014 9:04:21 PM PDT by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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To: Scrambler Bob
"For example, Model 1911s, designed as originally by John Browning cannot be sold in CA because of no loaded chamber indicator."

There's a bunch of good, safe weapons that are not on the list. Major brands.

But you can buy one from a friend or family in another state and import it.

Still have to "register".

Generally you want about 1/2 your guns around here to be registered.

That way you have some you can use during normal times to shoot home invaders and zombies, and a whole 'nuther set for TEOTWAWKI.

Living here I can tell you nobody is following the law to a 'T'.

Millions of felons as far as the eye can see.

17 posted on 04/24/2014 9:12:04 PM PDT by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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To: oldasrocks

It wouldn’t work. No matter how small you made the window, the brain (if any) would still fall out.


18 posted on 04/24/2014 9:15:09 PM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
...lawmakers sought to close what the bill's supporters say is a loophole in the state's gun safety laws.

In California, the ability for anyone except a LEO to own a gun of any kind under any circumstances whatsoever is the MAIN "loophole in the state's gun safety laws."

19 posted on 04/24/2014 9:22:53 PM PDT by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Another stupid law to protect stupid people from themselves. Lets just pass a law against being stupid. That way we can eliminate all the other laws because everyone will be smart.


20 posted on 04/24/2014 9:28:39 PM PDT by bravo whiskey (We should not fear our government. Our government should fear us.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Only liberals think guns are more dangerous than weed.

Dude - they’re stoned in California!


21 posted on 04/24/2014 9:53:34 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Gun control advocates say thousands of weapons are sold in California each year without a required safety feature that indicates when a bullet is in the chamber, endangering children and others who may be shot accidentally.

My wife's Taurus Slim 9mm has an indicator. My Ruger LCP .380 has a cutout so you can see if a round is chambered. Nice for someone who knows the gun, but not for children or others who don't know the weapons themselves.

22 posted on 04/25/2014 4:18:58 AM PDT by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

It must take a special person to stay in the land of fruits and nuts these days. That place seems determined to be the first to reach 1984.


23 posted on 04/25/2014 5:09:59 AM PDT by RWB Patriot ("My ability is a value that must be earned and I don't recognize anyone's need as a claim on me.")
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To: Mariner

“Living here I can tell you nobody is following the law to a ‘T’. “

The citizen can’t; law is confusing, contradictory, and it is changed to felonize folks.

LEO doesn’t; they (ignorantly or not) interpret to their whims, lie, and intimidate.


24 posted on 04/25/2014 8:13:18 AM PDT by Scrambler Bob (You can count my felonies by looking at my FR replies.)
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To: RWB Patriot

“It must take a special person to stay in the land of fruits and nuts these days. That place seems determined to be the first to reach 1984.”

Yeah, like me! I like not having my glasses fog up like a beer bottle when I leave home (which doesn’t have to be air conditioned like a meat locker in order to stay comfortable). I like being able to go around in short sleeves in the Winter and not have to shovel snow so I can get my car out and see if it will start. And I really like having the bathroom inside my home.


25 posted on 04/25/2014 9:56:12 AM PDT by vette6387
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar
Then why is it that the citizens of Cali have never been allowed to vote on a gun ban since?

You do understand that California's government has a legislative branch made up of representatives that write and vote on laws, right?
And you also know that those representatives are all elected by the people that live in California, right?
And that the vast majority of those people are narcissistic asshats, right?

26 posted on 04/25/2014 6:15:02 PM PDT by EricT. (Everything not forbidden is compulsory.)
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