Governor Jerry Brown recently signed legislation that makes California’s gun laws – already the most restrictive and confusing in the nation – even more restrictive and more confusing.
Assembly Bill 1964, according to the Sacramento Bee, “is designed to limit the exemption for single-shot pistols from the state’s unsafe handgun roster, excluding semiautomatic pistols altered to not fire in semiautomatic mode.”
This new law, which doesn’t even make sense unless you are versed in the Newspeak of California bureaucracy, will further limit the types of semiautomatic pistols that Californians who are not public safety officers are allowed to buy.
Our state severely restricts the types of semiautomatic pistols that can be sold to the general law-abiding public. Californians in general can only purchase pistols that are approved and listed on the state’s “not unsafe” handgun roster. This bars Californians from buying hundreds of different types of handguns that are readily available to the citizens of almost every other U.S. State.
Often the types of guns that are included in the “unsafe” or “not unsafe” list are made by… Read More