Report: Deciphering California’s assault weapon ban list

Chris Eger for reports:

Obtained through a public records requests, analyzed the California Department of Justice’s assault weapon list of some registered 145,253 firearms, as well as the politics of the ban….

Guns classified by the DOJ as “assault weapons” cannot be bought, sold or transferred in the state unless it is to a licensed dealer. Indeed, even those on the lists will eventually disappear as state law only allows for their dismantling, transfer to law enforcement, or out of state sale by their current owners, forbidding even inheritance to family members….

…Second Amendment advocates on the ground in California see the whole subject of regulating guns over their characteristics and magazine capacity with a goal to reduce gun violence as a failed theory.

“The entire political construct of laws banning so-called ‘assault weapons’ is based on fearmongering by gun prohibitionists and anti-freedom politicians,” Brandon Combs, president of the Firearms Policy Coalition and executive director of the Calguns Foundation, told

Combs contends that the guns carried on the DOJ list are there for simply cosmetic reasons, and that those who obey the laws, not by more nefarious segments of the population, registered them.

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