The folks at firearms policy.org have a copy of California Senator Leland Yee’s Bills SB 47 (new ‘Assault Weapons’ ban) and SB 108 (mandatory safe storage). Click here. Not good. “It appears that Sen. Yee’s SB 47 will create a new category of California Assault Weapons that effectively reaches all semi-automatic centerfire rifles and shotguns which do not have “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.” Owners of existing ‘bullet button’ and similarly ‘maglocked’ firearms would be required to register with the California Department of Justice by July 1, 2014, including submission of the owner’s thumbprint. This, obviously, has severe implications for California gun owners and dealers.” Ya think? There is some good news, though . . .
The Legislature finds a significant purpose in exempting from the definition of ‘assault weapons’ pistols that are designated expressly for use in Olympic Target Shooting Events.