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Published On: Sat, Aug 24th, 2013

California moves forward with gun bans, fingerprint gun owners, shotguns redefined as ‘destructive devices’

California already has some of the most stringent gun laws in the nation, but the state appears to be moving forward with even more second amendment restructuring.

This Texas student faced penalty after posting this photo from his first visit to a gun show. California may be seeking even tougher perspective on guns Facebook photo

This Texas student faced penalty after posting this photo from his first visit to a gun show. California may be seeking even tougher perspective on guns
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Described as unconstitutional bills by critics, these are already headed for appropriation as they are moving quickly to get to the desk of Governor Jerry Brown.

Downtrend.com lists the following as some of the bills that “will further infringe” upon California gun owners rights:

-SB 47 (Yee) Bans all guns with a “bullet button.”

-SB 374 (Steinberg) Bans all semi-automatic center-fire long guns with detachable magazines.

-SB 396 (Hancock) Makes grandfathered magazines over 10 rds. illegal to possess.

-SB 567 (Jackson) Redefines shotguns as a destructive devices.

-SB 683 (Block) Requires a Firearms Safety Certificate for all potential gun purchases.

-SB 755 (Wolk) Expands the type of crimes that can result in loss of firearms ownership rights.

Some details below:

SB 374

Summary: Ban and forced registration of all semi-automatic rifles (excluding rimfire)

  • Requires gun owners to register every semi-automatic rifle, including rimfire.
  • Requires gun owners of existing semi-auto rifles to submit fingerprints and forms to DOJ, which will be tracked in a government database.
  • Bans sales and transfers of virtually all semi-automatic rifles after Jan 1, 2014.
  • “Bullet button” and similarly “mag-locked” off-list (OLL) rifles would be considered banned “assault weapons”.

SB 567

Summary: Redefinition of “Shotguns”

  • Removes from the Penal Code definition of shotgun the requirement that it be fired from the shoulder.
  • Changes the definition to includes rifled bores.
  • Makes any weapon for which shotshell-type ammunition exists a “shotgun”.

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