Skip to comments.Jerry Brown signs gun control bill
Posted on 07/21/2014 9:20:03 PM PDT by blueplum
Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a gun control measure eliminating an exemption for certain semiautomatic pistols from Californias unsafe handgun law, Browns office announced Friday.
Assembly Bill 1964, by Assemblyman Roger Dickinson, D-Sacramento, is designed to limit the exemption for single-shot pistols from the states unsafe handgun roster, excluding semiautomatic pistols altered to not fire in semiautomatic mode.
The measure was one of 15 bills Brown announced signing Friday. In another gun measure, Brown signed legislation requiring local courts to notify the Department of Justice more quickly when actions are taken that would result in a person being prohibited from owning guns, such as being found mentally incompetent to stand trial.
Assembly Bill 1591, by Assemblyman Katcho Achadjian, R-San Luis Obispo, shortens from two court days to one the time in which courts must make such a notification.
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I think it’s purposely written that way so nobody can understand it.
Your freedoms, and your ability to preserve your freedoms, are slowly slipping away.
I find it difficult to believe now but when I lived in California it was a gun owners paradise. Almost everything was available and you could just drive out on any rural road, pull over, and shoot about anywhere you wanted.
Good ole moonbeam, fornicating Californians in one way or another since 1969!
Sheesh! It’s quite obviously written by a Democrat.
California has a safe gun roster and if the new gun you want to buy isn’t on it, tough titty unless you are a LEO.
Single shots were eventually exempted for the Thompson Conteder crowd, but everybody figured out off-roster semi-autos could be modified and sold as single shots. The buyer just mods them back to semi-auto after purchase.
This law is meant close this workaround, but I suspect it won’t completely close the loophole.
Thank goodness. I’m happy to see I’m not the only one who read that five times and said, what in the blazes did they just say?!
“Semi-auto pistols altered to not fire in semi-auto mode”
Why in the name of John Browning would any red-blooded American do such a thing, mutilate a pistol so?
Something affixed over the mag well? Magazines rigged to accept only one round?
This is crazy talk.
“I’m not very clear on what this bill means? Are semi-autos factory modified to single shot now banned? “
Just picked up two Glock 42’s today here in CA. Because they do no have “certain required safety features” ( ie. mag disconnect, loaded cartridge indicator, and they don’t have the gun’s serial number microetched into the firing pin) they are not on the CADOJ list of “Approved Handguns.” But they are not illegal to own and possess, they are just illegal to sell. A cop can buy one for you (that is, if he’s a friend and he’s careful not to do it for too many people), because all handguns are considered “safe” for LEOs here. The single-shot exemption says that so long as the “unsafe semi-automatic handgun” is converted to single-shot, it is legal to be sold. Once the buyer has purchased it, he is free to return it to it’s factory configuration. The SSE rules show you what a $hit state CA is. My Glocks had to be “fitted with a barrel that makes the whole gun 10 inches in overall length (it looked like it had and erection with that barrel installed). Also the mag follower has to be replaced with a fixed shoe so that you can only load one round at a time. So the seller installs this crap, you demonstrate to his satisfaction that you can load the damned thing, and you walk out of the store, then walk back in ( that makes you the owner), and proceed to replace the long barrel and the mag block with the original parts and you are good to go ( only now, only until January of next year).
Only having some of the pending lawsuits regarding our gun laws settled in the favor of the 2A will stop the idiocy here in our legislature. Pretty soon, all you will be able to buy here will be wheel guns.
I read it to mean that they were “tightening up” on the category: ‘Single shot pistols’ and placing more of them in (or, these particular guns no longer fall outside) the ‘Dangerous Pistols’ (did I read that right?) category, which I suppose makes them Unclean in Californastan.
Isn’t this guy dead yet? He was a bad governor decades ago when I lived there, he must be truly terrible now.
‘Dangerous handgun”= ‘Unsafe handguns’
Whatever. Safe and unsafe handguns.
In CA, you can only buy a gun that is on the “not unsafe” list. My understanding is that single-shot pistols are exempted. So some people would get around this by converting a gun not on this list to fire only single-shot, but by doing a little gunsmithing, you could later convert it back to semi and thus bypass the law.
What this means, in simple language, is that honest citizens assaulted by thugs and would-be robbers, murderers and rapists are now restricted to spitting orange seeds at their attackers.
The attckers, of course, respecting neither laws nor restrictions, will be armed with the very latest in weaponry.
I took it as a matter of pride that when I bought my first pistol it had a big warning label on the box. This Firearm is Not Legal in the State of California.
“So some people would get around this by converting a gun not on this list to fire only single-shot, but by doing a little gunsmithing, you could later convert it back to semi and thus bypass the law.”
Gunsmithing is not required. Read #12 above
“What this means, in simple language, is that honest citizens assaulted by thugs and would-be robbers, murderers and rapists are now restricted to spitting orange seeds at their attackers.”
Well, not yet! Here is what you can buy new in CA legally today.
And as it states, person-to-person resales are exempt, and so are interfamilial transfers. And FWIW, Californians purchased 600,000 new guns of all types last year, and the build your own folks are very active.