Many of you remember Leland Yee from California. He introduced his AB 249 last year, known fondly as the bullet button ban. Most of the free world gets to simply push a nice button to release their magazines, but here in California we have this nifty little piece of crap bullet button. This was a work-around to bypass California’s AWB. Leland’s original legislation had no grand fathering and no financial restitution. Turn them in or be a felon. That was the choice. Now Leland is back, embolden by the tragedy at Sandy Hook and subsequent bloody T-Shirt waving. Lee’s SB 47 is currently sitting in committee. [Click here for the text.] This is not the only gun ban bill California is facing, but it’s one that reaches pretty deep . . .
Headline: Lee’s legislation outlaws modern semi-automatic hand guns. That’s in addition to California’s ten round ammunition magazine limit and mandatory magazine safety. Key verbiage:
This bill would revise these provisions to mean a semiautomatic, centerfire rifle or a semiautomatic pistol that does not have a fixed magazine but has any one of those specified attributes. This bill would also define “fixed magazine” to mean an ammunition feeding device contained in, or permanently attached to, a firearm in such a manner that the device cannot be removed without disassembly of the firearm action.
Can anyone tell me if a 50 BMG has ever been used in a civilian crime, anywhere? Not asking about some assassination of some public figure, but a stop and rob, or something like that. Well now folks who have ‘em will go to jail, plain and simple.
Existing law requires that any person who, within this state, possesses any .50 BMG rifle, except as otherwise provided, be punished by a fine of $1,000, imprisonment in a county jail for a period not to exceed one year, or by both that fine and imprisonment.
Forced registration, because that should do us a lot of good!
Existing law requires that, with specified exceptions, any person who, prior to January 1, 2001, lawfully possessed an assault weapon prior to the date it was defined as an assault weapon, and which was not specified as an assault weapon at the time of lawful possession, register the firearm with the Department of Justice.
And last but not least, no financial reimbursement. They’ll probably charge us a fee—or is it a tax? Penalty? You decide!
The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement. This bill would provide that no reimbursement is required by this act for a specified reason.
Meanwhile, the GRAA are trying to get the Sheriffs on board to tell them the Sacramento mob that they won’t enforce any new gun laws, period.
The most frightening part of all of this: California liberals have a super majority in the state legislature. They can ram bills through and override a veto by Governor Moonbeam himself if needs be. At least Yee’s boyz didn’t mandate house-to-house firearms confiscations. Yet . . .