Monday, May 3, 2010

California Gun Laws

Want to own a gun in California? No Problem! Just refer to this easy to read flowchart to determine if the gun you desire is legal, then fill out the required forms in triplicate for submission to your local magistrate.
Did we forget to mention this one? Yeah, cross check your selection with this chart, as well, before purchase to ensure your firearm is California legal.  Happy shooting!

So, it shouldn't be a shock to anyone who reads here that I live in California. We can boast some of the greatest weather, tallest trees, coolest natural parks and most draconian gun laws in the United States. Wanna move here?! Didn't think so. For all it's natural beauty, the libtards in control have made it one of the ugliest places in the world to live. The California Legislature apparently cannot discern exactly what this means:
A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.
So, in their ever existing effort to remain relevant, they write and pass laws year round which make this state harder and harder to abide in. I was perusing online searching for a new .45 pistol to purchase and had my eyes set upon this Sig Sauer P250. No dice. Why? Who the f*#@ knows. From what I can discern, it has something to do with the magazine capacity. Sig Sauer P220, yes. Sig Sauer P250, no. Got it? Yeah, me neither. Arizona, however, is once again leading the border states in freedom. They just enacted a law to allow concealed carry without a permit. Imagine that, people other than criminals carrying concealed weapons. Why, whatever is the world going to do with itself?! In contrast, California only permits criminals to carry concealed weapons. Well, maybe 'permits' isn't the right term. However, when you disallow the populace from carrying weapons around, by definition the only ones who are doing it are criminals. Or are you so naive to believe that because it's illegal that criminals are not carrying? You see, we Californians are so forward thinking that we've banned all assault weapons. Er, wait... aren't all weapons used in an attack on another human being an 'assault' weapon? Exactly. All California has done is to create another meaningless definition class for weapons to be banned. As for what's outlawed in that ban, well here's a general idea:
  1. A semiautomatic, centerfire rifle that has the capacity to accept a detachable magazine and any one of the following:
    • (A) A pistol grip that protrudes conspicuously beneath the action of the weapon.
    • (B) A thumbhole stock.
    • (C) A folding or telescoping stock.
    • (D) A grenade launcher or flare launcher.
    • (E) A flash suppressor.
    • (F) A forward pistol grip.
  2. A semiautomatic, centerfire rifle that has a fixed magazine with the capacity to accept more than 10 rounds.
  3. A semiautomatic, centerfire rifle that has an overall length of less than 30 inches [762 mm].
  4. A semiautomatic pistol that has the capacity to accept a detachable magazine and any one of the following:
    • (A) A threaded barrel, capable of accepting a flash suppressor, forward handgrip, or silencer.
    • (B) A second handgrip.
    • (C) A shroud that is attached to, or partially or completely encircles, the barrel that allows the bearer to fire the weapon without burning his or her hand, except a slide that encloses the barrel.
    • (D) The capacity to accept a detachable magazine at some location outside of the pistol grip.
  5. A semiautomatic pistol with a fixed magazine that has the capacity to accept more than 10 rounds.
  6. A semiautomatic shotgun that has both of the following:
    • (A) A folding or telescoping stock.
    • (B) A pistol grip that protrudes conspicuously beneath the action of the weapon, thumbhole stock, or vertical handgrip.
  7. A semiautomatic shotgun that has the ability to accept a detachable magazine.
  8. Any shotgun with a revolving cylinder.
Also banned? Why any shotgun with a barrel length less than 18". Good bye easily maneuverable home defense weapon, unless of course you're a criminal. What are we allowed to carry? Glad you asked. Wait, nevermind, that gun isn't legal, either because it does not display the mandatory blaze orange tip. Yes, if you're a criminal searching for that defenseless haven where nearly every home is undefended, start in San Franfreako, then work your way through the rest of the state. The state government has made it nearly illegal to observe the Second Amendment to the Constitution of the United States.

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