(May 16, 2017)
San Francisco extracted a legal settlement Tuesday from online gun suppliers who may have tried to sidestep state and local bans on high-capacity gun magazines by advertising “repair kits” that could be used to assemble the forbidden weapons’ cartridge holders.But the question is ... can San Francisco do this ... legally? *
(City Attorney Dennis ) Herrera sued five out-of-state companies in February, accusing them of violating state laws prohibiting the sale of gun magazines that can hold more than 10 rounds. He said Tuesday the companies have agreed to a 10-year settlement that forbids them from selling or advertising the repair kits in California and requires them to notify customers on their websites that the kits and the large-capacity magazines are illegal in the state.
I had thought this was a San Francisco ' local ordnance, but NOOoooo .. it's state law!(See the above reference for full text)
“Californians have spoken clearly. We don’t want these weapons in our communities,” Herrera said in a statement. “I have zero tolerance for gun sellers who try to skirt the law.”
Well, magazines are not weapons, but I catch your drift.
The answer to my above question is .. oh, hell yes! *
So I will still go down to the wilds of California from time to time, but only carrying 5-shot and 6-shot revolvers. No semi-automatics ... I get it.
But if California wants to throw me in jail for carrying a tiny revolver (or .380) for personal defense ... they can do so and kiss my patootie.
I'm kidding, of course.