California Updates List of Banned (“De-Certified”) Handguns: Smith & Wesson Joins the Non-In Crowd

“Designed for the U.S. Army and carried by U.S. Navy SEALs, Texas Rangers and many other elite military and law enforcement professionals, the SIG SAUER® P226® has earned its place in the highest class of production pistols.” Yes, well, the P226 has been expelled from California. Fifteen rounds makes it a terrorist’s toy, apparently. The Sig joins dozens of handguns on the Department of Justice’s most recent “List of De-Certified Handgun Models.” [download pdf here]. “The Kimber Ten is a 1911 with a frame that holds a 10 round magazine,” gunshopfinder.com reports. “Simple as that —the unequaled accuracy and dependability of a Kimber plus more rounds in the magazine and as few design changes as possible. A pistol you can trust” Trust me: you can’t buy one in California. 10 + 1 = 11, and that’s one too many. Simple as that. At least the 10 isn’t lonely in pistol purgatory; 38 other Kimbers rate an official nuh-uh.

“It is a beautiful carry gun and I was thinking I would have a choice between my Colt CCO and the Para C745S for my carry pistols,” cliffjr83 remarks over at thefiringline.com forum. “If anyone knows where I can find one I would greatly apprecitate it.” Hint: don’t look—or live—in once and future Republic of California. The C7455 joins an arsenal of Para-Ordnance pistols told to piss-off for running afoul of California’s California-specific handgun regs.

What’s that? What’s new on the list? Why there’s a new list for that! [download pdf here] And Smith & Wesson gets all five slots. The following revolvers can’t be “sold, manufactured, etc.” (etc.?) in California: 310NG (Matte Black) SKU 163426 / Alloy Stainless Steel 10mm; 638-3 (Matte Silver) SKU 162523 / Alloy Stainless Steel .38 Special; 642-2 (Matte Silver) SKU 162521 / Alloy Stainless Steel .38 special; 442-2 (Two Tone) / Alloy Stainless Steel .38 Special; 58-1 (Blue) / Steel .41 Magnum.

Can anyone tell me which of the following state’s rules for handguns and home defense guns (a.k.a. “assault weapon”) these pieces violated?

12276.1 (a) Notwithstanding Section 12276, “assault weapon” shall also mean any of the following:

(1) A semiautomatic, centerfire rifle that has the capacity to accept a detachable magazine and any one of the following:
(A) A pistol grip that protrudes conspicuously beneath the action of the weapon.
(B) A thumbhole stock.
(C) A folding or telescoping stock.
(D) A grenade launcher or flare launcher.
(E) A flash suppressor.
(F) A forward pistol grip.

(2) A semiautomatic, centerfire rifle that has a fixed magazine with the capacity to accept more than 10 rounds.

(3) A semiautomatic, centerfire rifle that has an overall length of less than 30 inches.

(4) A semiautomatic pistol that has the capacity to accept a detachable magazine and any one of the following:
(A) A threaded barrel, capable of accepting a flash suppressor, forward handgrip, or silencer.
(B) A second handgrip.
(C) A shroud that is attached to, or partially or completely encircles, the barrel that allows the bearer to fire the weapon without burning his or her hand, except a slide that encloses the barrel.
(D) The capacity to accept a detachable magazine at some location outside of the pistol grip.

(5) A semiautomatic pistol with a fixed magazine that has the capacity to accept more than 10 rounds.

(6) A semiautomatic shotgun that has both of the following:
(A) A folding or telescoping stock.
(B) A pistol grip that protrudes conspicuously beneath the action of the weapon, thumbhole stock, or vertical handgrip.

(7) A semiautomatic shotgun that has the ability to accept a detachable magazine.

(8) Any shotgun with a revolving cylinder.

(b) “Assault weapon” does not include any antique firearm.

(c) The following definitions shall apply under this section:
(1) “Magazine” shall mean any ammunition feeding device.
(2) “Capacity to accept more than 10 rounds” shall mean capable of accommodating more than 10 rounds, but shall not be construed to include a feeding device that has been permanently altered so that it cannot accommodate more than 10 rounds.
(3) “Antique firearm” means any firearm manufactured prior to January 1, 1899.

(d) This section shall become operative January 1, 2000.

And all this has reduced gun crime how? Helped California’s economy is what way? Happy ten year anniversary Golden State gun crusaders!