Monday, August 12, 2013

Harsh California Gun Control Bills On The Fast Track.

Here is the status of new California gun control bills

A number of gun control Bills are working their way through the California Legislature with action on several expected this week. If passed, the Governor there is sure to sign them into law.

Senate Bill 53 would require background checks for all purchases of ammunition and would license ammunition sellers. This Bill has passed the Senate and is pending in the Assembly Appropriations Committee.

Senate Bill 374 would ban ALL semiautomatic rifles with detachable magazines. It would also require records of ownership of all firearms. The ban does not exempt any rifle with a detachable magazine of ten rounds or less and would ensnare all semiautomatic hunting rifles with detachable magazines. This bill will be the subject of a legislative hearing in the Assembly on August 13th.

Senate Bill 396 would outlaw all magazines that hold more than ten rounds. This would also include magazines that are currently owned and “grandfathered” by the California Assault Weapons ban. It will also be looked at by the Assembly on August 13th.

Senate Bill 47 prohibits use of “Bullet Buttons.” The Bullet Button is a product that allows the shooter to drop a magazine from the receiver with the use of a tool such as a bullet tip or the push of the end of an Allen wrench, and creates a condition allowable under current individual interpretations of California law.  This will be the subject of an Assembly public safety committee on August 13th.

Assembly Bill 48 would make it illegal to build your own high capacity magazines and would also create a state database of all ammunition purchases. This Bill would also effectively end internet magazine sales. This is up for consideration in the Assembly on August 12th.

Bills that would out outlaw lead bullets and put a 10% tax on ammunition sales appear to be stalled.

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