Assault Weapons Ban coming in California January 1st 2018

Nov 2008
62,766
4,829
Washington state
#1
[FONT=&amp]See our Assault Weapons policy summary for a comprehensive discussion of this issue.[/FONT]
[FONT=&amp]With limited exceptions, California prohibits anyone from possessing an assault weapon unless he or she possessed the firearm prior to the date it was defined as an assault weapon and registered the firearm with the California Department of Justice (“DOJ”) in the timeframe established by state law.1[/FONT]
[FONT=&amp]California also prohibits any person from manufacturing, distributing, transporting, importing, keeping for sale, offering for sale, giving, or lending any assault weapon within the state.2 However, DOJ may, upon a finding of good cause, issue permits for the manufacture, sale, or possession of assault weapons to certain law enforcement agencies and officers and to approved individuals over the age of 18.3 DOJ must conduct a yearly inspection – or every five years if the person to be inspected has fewer than five permitted devices – of every person to whom a permit is issued, for security and safe storage practices, and to reconcile the inventory of assault weapons.4 Generally, no lawfully possessed assault weapon may be sold or transferred to anyone within California other than to a licensed gun dealer or to a police or sheriff’s department.5[/FONT]
[FONT=&amp]California law lists certain firearms that have been deemed assault weapons, including all AK series and Colt AR-15 series.6 California’s Attorney General is required to promulgate a list specifying all such firearms.7 However, a firearm that meets any of the following descriptions is also an “assault weapon”:8[/FONT]

  • A semiautomatic, centerfire rifle that has the capacity to accept a detachable magazine and any one of the following: 1) a pistol grip that protrudes conspicuously beneath the action of the weapon; 2) a thumbhole stock; 3) a folding or telescoping stock; 4) a grenade or flare launcher; 5) a flash suppressor; or 6) a forward pistol grip;9
  • A semiautomatic, centerfire rifle that has a fixed magazine with the capacity to accept more than ten rounds;
  • A semiautomatic, centerfire rifle that has an overall length of less than 30 inches;
  • A semiautomatic pistol that has the capacity to accept a detachable magazine and any one of the following: 1) a threaded barrel, capable of accepting a flash suppressor, forward handgrip, or silencer; 2) a second handgrip; 3) a shroud that is attached to, or partially or completely encircles, the barrel allowing the bearer to fire the weapon without burning his or her hand, except a slide that encloses the barrel; or 4) the capacity to accept a detachable magazine at some location outside of the pistol grip;
  • A semiautomatic pistol with a fixed magazine that has the capacity to accept more than ten rounds;
  • A semiautomatic shotgun that has both a folding or telescoping stock, and a pistol grip that protrudes conspicuously beneath the action of the weapon, thumbhole stock, or vertical handgrip;
  • A semiautomatic shotgun that has the ability to accept a detachable magazine; or
  • A shotgun with a revolving cylinder.
  • Assault Weapons in California | Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence
  • Looks like this assault gun ban begins January 1st in California. Even if a rifle could be coverted into an assault rifle you could be in trouble. Even a simple Ruger 10-22 can be converted to look like an assault weapon, but it shoots the same whether its converted or not. Permit to have one is possible with yearly inspections, makes me never want to drive thru California or live there ever. Pay attention or you could be a convict without knowing all the rules. Think this will stop crime?
 
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Nov 2014
30,462
5,606
North Carolina
#2
[FONT=&]See our Assault Weapons policy summary for a comprehensive discussion of this issue.[/FONT]
[FONT=&]With limited exceptions, California prohibits anyone from possessing an assault weapon unless he or she possessed the firearm prior to the date it was defined as an assault weapon and registered the firearm with the California Department of Justice (“DOJ”) in the timeframe established by state law.1[/FONT]
[FONT=&]California also prohibits any person from manufacturing, distributing, transporting, importing, keeping for sale, offering for sale, giving, or lending any assault weapon within the state.2 However, DOJ may, upon a finding of good cause, issue permits for the manufacture, sale, or possession of assault weapons to certain law enforcement agencies and officers and to approved individuals over the age of 18.3 DOJ must conduct a yearly inspection – or every five years if the person to be inspected has fewer than five permitted devices – of every person to whom a permit is issued, for security and safe storage practices, and to reconcile the inventory of assault weapons.4 Generally, no lawfully possessed assault weapon may be sold or transferred to anyone within California other than to a licensed gun dealer or to a police or sheriff’s department.5[/FONT]
[FONT=&]California law lists certain firearms that have been deemed assault weapons, including all AK series and Colt AR-15 series.6 California’s Attorney General is required to promulgate a list specifying all such firearms.7 However, a firearm that meets any of the following descriptions is also an “assault weapon”:8[/FONT]

  • A semiautomatic, centerfire rifle that has the capacity to accept a detachable magazine and any one of the following: 1) a pistol grip that protrudes conspicuously beneath the action of the weapon; 2) a thumbhole stock; 3) a folding or telescoping stock; 4) a grenade or flare launcher; 5) a flash suppressor; or 6) a forward pistol grip;9
  • A semiautomatic, centerfire rifle that has a fixed magazine with the capacity to accept more than ten rounds;
  • A semiautomatic, centerfire rifle that has an overall length of less than 30 inches;
  • A semiautomatic pistol that has the capacity to accept a detachable magazine and any one of the following: 1) a threaded barrel, capable of accepting a flash suppressor, forward handgrip, or silencer; 2) a second handgrip; 3) a shroud that is attached to, or partially or completely encircles, the barrel allowing the bearer to fire the weapon without burning his or her hand, except a slide that encloses the barrel; or 4) the capacity to accept a detachable magazine at some location outside of the pistol grip;
  • A semiautomatic pistol with a fixed magazine that has the capacity to accept more than ten rounds;
  • A semiautomatic shotgun that has both a folding or telescoping stock, and a pistol grip that protrudes conspicuously beneath the action of the weapon, thumbhole stock, or vertical handgrip;
  • A semiautomatic shotgun that has the ability to accept a detachable magazine; or
  • A shotgun with a revolving cylinder.
  • Assault Weapons in California | Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence
  • Looks like this assault gun ban begins January 1st in California. Even if a rifle could be coverted into an assault rifle you could be in trouble. Even a simple Ruger 10-22 can be converted to look like an assault weapon, but it shoots the same whether its converted or not. Permit to have one is possible with yearly inspections, makes me never want to drive thru California or live there ever. Pay attention or you could be a convict without knowing all the rules. Think this will stop crime?
Is this the same State that allows criminal illegal immigrants to blow their citizens away with stolen guns without holding them responsible? And then they want to pretend they care about gun control?

It would seem to me if you want to foster a more responsible environment as it relates to guns you could start by holding those who shoot them off in public and kill innocent people accountable.
 
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Sep 2006
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6,161
Englewood, Fl
#4
Thank goodness someone is doing something. I applaud CA for their actions. It has to start somewhere. Now it'll be the NRA's turn to justify assault weapons on some bullshit sporting platform or some other absolute lunacy. Good job, California! Other 49 are you listening? We need you all to do likewise to stop the insanity.
 
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Sep 2014
56,061
11,607
United States
#5
Thank goodness someone is doing something. I applaud CA for their actions. It has to start somewhere. Now it'll be the NRA's turn to justify assault weapons on some bullshit sporting platform or some other absolute lunacy. Good job, California! Other 49 are you listening? We need you all to do likewise to stop the insanity.
America doesn't give a shit what the nutbags in Cali do.
 
Mar 2015
5,699
1,627
The cloud
#6
Thank goodness someone is doing something. I applaud CA for their actions. It has to start somewhere. Now it'll be the NRA's turn to justify assault weapons on some bullshit sporting platform or some other absolute lunacy. Good job, California! Other 49 are you listening? We need you all to do likewise to stop the insanity.
"assault weapon" is a fake term.
 
Feb 2007
11,339
9,623
In my mind
#7
I am thankful that I own my rifles prior to the ban.

Especially my Windham AR. Fuck, that is a seriously nice gun.

As for the bans, well, they seems stupid. Ineffectual. Reactionary nonsense to an underlying problem.
 

Devil505

Former Staff
Jan 2008
70,125
28,531
Florida
#8
Thank goodness someone is doing something. I applaud CA for their actions. It has to start somewhere. Now it'll be the NRA's turn to justify assault weapons on some bullshit sporting platform or some other absolute lunacy. Good job, California! Other 49 are you listening? We need you all to do likewise to stop the insanity.
I'll bet most of the "Keyboard Heroes" on the NRA side of this issue don't know what end of the gun the little pointy things come out.
 
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webrockk

Former Staff
Nov 2009
30,355
11,018
on the river
#10
I'll bet most of the "Keyboard Heroes" on the NRA side of this issue don't know what end of the gun the little pointy things come out.
uh huh. who was the elected leftie moonbat in Cali who informed a room full of leftie moonbats that magazines are a 'use once, discard' item?
 

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