BREAKING: California Releases Assault Weapons Ban Language
By Beth Baumann
This morning, the State of California released their language regarding their assault weapons and high-capacity magazine bans.
In the document, the state mandates all firearms they consider to be “assault weapons” must be registered with the Department of Justice:
Any person who from January 1, 2001 to December 31, 2016 inclusive, lawfully possessed an assault weapon that does not have a fixed magazine as defined in Penal Code section 30515, including those weapons with an ammunition feeding device that can be readily removed from the firearm with the use of a tool (commonly referred to as a bullet-button weapon) must register the firearm before January 1, 2018.
The Golden State is considering anything without a “fixed magazine” the size of the pistol grip to be an assault weapon. The focus is primarily on those who build their own AR-15 style pistols.
Residents are then required to go through a number of crazy steps to make sure their firearm is in compliance:
- In order to be legally registered, the firearm has to have been legally acquired on or before December 31, 2016.
- Each gun owner would have to establish an account under the California Firearms Application Reporting System (CFARS). The following information must be provided: