Wednesday, January 04, 2017

No Man Dare Call It Infringement

California gun owners stock up on ammunition ahead of new regulations | The Sacramento Bee:

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Between state legislation and voter-approved ballot initiatives, 2016 saw passage of sweeping new gun regulations in California. Some of the new rules take effect in 2017. Others are staggered over the next two years. Here’s your guide to California’s new era of gun ownership. 

 Theft/loss reporting 

When it becomes a crime to falsely report a firearm has been lost or stolen Jan. 1 

Start date for requirement that theft or loss of a firearm must be reported to law enforcement within five days July 1 

Lending firearms 

When it becomes illegal, with limited exceptions, to loan guns to anyone outside of immediate family members Jan. 1 

Large-capacity magazine restrictions 

When it becomes illegal, with limited exceptions, to possess magazines capable of holding more than 10 rounds July 1 

Assault weapon restrictions 

Start date for the new definition of “assault weapon” Jan. 1 

Deadline to register a newly designated assault weapon with the state Dec. 31, 2017 

Restrictions on home-built “ghost guns” and guns without serial numbers 

Start date for requirement that you get state permission before manufacturing or assembling a firearm July 1, 2018 

Deadline to place a serial number on any unmarked firearm possessed after July 1, 2018 Dec. 31, 2018 

Ammunition restrictions

 Start date for requirement that ammunition sales or transfers be conducted through a licensed ammunition vendor Jan. 1, 2018  

When you no longer can import ammunition bought outside the state without first shipping it to a licensed vendor Jan. 1, 2018   

Start date for requirement that Californians undergo background checks to buy ammunition July 1, 2019 

Handgun storage law 

Start date for requirement that handguns be stored in a locked container or locked trunk when left in an unattended vehicle Jan. 1 

Sources: Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence, Legislative Analyst’s Office, California legal codes.

[NOTE: due-dates which are not followed by the year are assumed to be 2017.   That means that they are immediately applicable.  Ignorance Is No Excuse.   Resistance is Futile.]


Anonymous said...

Wow, California will soon be firearm safe. Now what about swords, machetes, knives longer than 2", spears, hatchet's etc.?

Mark said...

Soon there will be no firearm deaths in CA.