Well it looks like Governor Brown took another step toward limiting the freedoms of law abiding citizens of California over the holiday weekend. In total, he signed six bills into law including banning of bullet buttons on AR15s, having to undergo background checks for ammo, and requiring a background check for ammo sales.
The bill around ARs is going to be the tough one... Please do your own research because I am not lawyer, but the crux is that you can have a rifle with no features or register your rifle with the state as an Assault Weapon. If you go the AW route you won't be able to loan it out nor will you be able to will it to your heirs within the state of California.
I'll probably do a longer post on this in the near future but I wanted to give you guys something to think about in the interim. This law won't take effect until the beginning of next year, but you'll need to decide what you are going to do with your rifles before then.
The guy that invented the bullet buttons already has a new device that he claims will be in compliance with the law. Check out the vid below:
If you are considering the registered AW route, please check out this article, and be sure to read the comments at the bottom. While I know this is some dark days for the state, you might be able to finally purchase and register that AK, Kriss Vector, or fully featured that AR you've always wanted. I'm not going to call this a silver lining, but something you should at least be aware of...
Lastly, Governor Moonbeam will now be requiring background checks for ammunition sales and all magazines over 10 rounds are now illegal. I have no doubt that CalGuns and the other organizations will fight this, but I think these bills made an uphill battle that much more difficult.
Remember folks, please abide by the laws, and be sure to do your own research. You're going to have to make some decisions soon about what you want to do with your gear... Also, if you were thinking about buying anything (to be registered as an AW) now is the time to do it... You can expect rifles to be in short supply, and I wouldn't doubt it if your local gun stored will be jam packed for the next few weekends.