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Gov. Brown Passes Terrible Gun Laws

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.


Do You Know About CA's New 2015 Gun Laws?

One of the unique tactics employed by the left, is writing laws and then putting a long lag time on them.  A while back Gov Brown signed a bill into law that would tidy up a poorly written law from years back regarding single shot pistols. 

Part of the long term strategy for eliminating handguns in CA (designed by liberals) is to slowly make handguns illegal and limit which ones can be imported into the state.  It started with a handgun list only allowing certain models based on a bunch of features and really had nothing to do with safety.  The list evolved with more poorly written CA laws to not allow any new guys that didn't have microstamping capabilities (you can read more about that here)

The small glimmer of hope was the single shot exception of these rules.  This basically meant you could take a pistol not on CA's approved list, have your gun store modify the gun so it was only a single shot and then sell it you.  As a customer you'd leave the store and then return, and for a nominal fee, have your pistol turned back into a normal functioning weapon.  The left would call this a "loop hole" but I feel like that term implies a ton of negativity and wrong doing on the part of law abiding gun owners.  Because the law was written that way, that is what CA gun owners followed; no exploitation whatsoever. 

Anyway, that law changed a few days ago, and you learn more in this news report:

I'm sure your shaking your head at this whole thing, and you're right...  Why does CA waste time on crap like this?  Isn't there far bigger problems to solve in CA that a handful of law abiding folks trying to get a handgun (that is legal in almost all the other states) model imported into the state?  It is possible that this law will get overturned in the future, but I can promise you that will take some time. 

In the interim your best bet is to work with the crappy CA approved handgun list, or do a legal private party transfer.  It is still legal for you to own handguns not on the list, it just isn't legal for gun stores to sell them to you.  Confusing?  Yes, that is how we do things here in the golden state.  Btw, be sure to do your homework; I'm not a lawyer.

You can read more about these bad gun laws and more in my book California's Gun Problem.

h/t gunsamerica



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CA Gun Store Suing Kamala Harris Over Handgun Advertisements

The gun blogosphere can't stop talking about the latest lawsuit against California's Attorney General Kamala Harris.  What is all the fuss about?  A law that has been on the books since 1923 about gun stores advertising the sale of handguns.  Yes, you read that correctly, and you are right in your assumption that this is hardly news.

Tracy Rifle & Pistol is a gun store about an hour outside of San Francisco that was cited by the DOJ for violating PC 26820 because they had three handgun ads visible through the window which was in violation of the law which states:

26820.  No handgun or imitation handgun, or placard advertising the
sale or other transfer thereof, shall be displayed in any part of the
premises where it can readily be seen from the outside.

I'm still scratching my head wondering why this is even a law and why it only applies to handguns not rifles, shotguns, or baseball bats.  That is the same case that is being made for the gun store, saying it is a violation of their First Amendment rights.  If you want to see the pictures that they were cited for check out this non-embeddable local news video.

I pretty much see this as a slam dunk for the 2A community, and I'm quite certain the courts will side in our favor.  Learn more at the CalGuns Foundation.


My New Book: California's Gun Problem

Hey guys,

I wanted to start by saying thanks.  So many of you come and visit this site everyday and it means the world to me.  I had been thinking about what to write for my second book for sometime (you can pick up a copy of my first book here) now and it seemed quite clear that I needed to write a book for all of you.

It is called California's Gun Problem and I think you guys will really like it.  It is an easy read that is written in the same snarky style that you've grown to love on this blog.  This book focuses mainly on CA, but know that a lot of the gun laws we have here are merely being tested by lib politics to be used on the rest of the country. 

I also have another book on the way called The Secret Liberal Playbook, which I hope will be out by the end of the month.  That book will look at firearms on a national level and many of the tricks played by politicians to get folks to trade their freedoms for a little bit of perceived safety.

Do me a favor and pick up a copy of the book here.  Also, if you'd be so kind as to post it on your favorite social media channels I would greatly appreciate it.  Thanks again for visiting the site.