California Assembly Shrugs off Shut Down, Passes Anti-Gun Bills
By Chris Eger
While Gen5 Glocks, like this G26, are available on the consumer market in most states, California will not approve it because it doesn’t meet the state’s “microstamping” requirements. (Photo: Chris Eger/Guns.com)
While most of the state has been shut down, California’s Democrat-controlled state Assembly is hard at work passing anti-gun legislation.
The body last week gave a thumb’s up to a pair of measures that would tack on a list of civil fines on Federal Firearms Licensees for what gun rights advocates contend are “inconsequential” errors and strengthen a law that effectively serves as a ban on modern semi-auto handguns.
The first bill, AB 2362, addresses how licensed gun shops in the state conduct business. The bill would impose a civil fine on such shops found to have made errors making them out of technical compliance with state regulations with fines ranging from $1,000 to $3,000 per instance. The NRA contends the move is “an obvious attempt to drive dealers out of business for inconsequential violations.”
The second bill, AB 2847, changes California’s controversial “microstamping” law on handguns. Firearm industry groups argue the current requirement for semi-auto handguns to mark cartridges in two places with a microscopic array of characters, that identify the make,