AB-88 being rammed through

Jasonh

Administrator
From Firearms Policy Email

We have urgent news regarding an anti-gun bill California is voting on tomorrow in committee.

Just yesterday, the tyrants amended a budget bill - AB 88 - to include anti-gun measures that could turn you into a felon.

First, AB 88 would expand the definition of so-called "assault weapons," forcing you to register even more of your firearms or face criminal penalties.

Second, this legislation would expedite the State's regulation of firearm precursor parts from 2025 to 2022.

And California is going to ram this disgusting legislation through TOMORROW!

NRA Too https://www.nraila.org/articles/20200623/california-gun-control-in-the-budget

The Bill https://legiscan.com/CA/text/AB88/id/2195751/California-2019-AB88-Amended.html


(16) Under existing law, a licensed firearms dealer or licensed ammunition vendor is automatically deemed a licensed firearm precursor part vendor beginning July 1, 2023, if they comply with specified requirements. Existing law, beginning July 1, 2024, requires the sale of firearm precursor parts to be conducted by or processed through a licensed firearm precursor part vendor and prohibits the sale of firearm precursor parts to a person under 21 years of age. Beginning July 1, 2024, existing law requires a person or business to have a valid firearm precursor part vendor license to sell more than one firearm precursor part in a 30-day period, except as exempted. Under existing law, a violation of these provisions is a misdemeanor.
Existing law, beginning July 1, 2025, requires the Department of Justice to electronically approve the purchase or transfer of firearm precursor parts through a vendor. Beginning July 1, 2025, existing law requires a vendor to submit records of sales and transfers of firearm precursor parts to the department, and requires the department to retain those records.
This bill would instead automatically deem a licensed firearms dealer or licensed ammunition vendor to be a licensed firearm precursor part vendor beginning April 1, 2022. Beginning July 1, 2022, the bill would require the sale of firearm precursor parts to be conducted by or processed through a licensed firearm precursor part vendor and would require a person or business to have a valid firearm precursor part vendor license to sell more than one firearm precursor part in a 30-day period. The bill would require the Department of Justice to electronically approve the purchase or transfer of firearm precursor parts through a vendor beginning July 1, 2022, and would require a vendor to submit records of sales and transfers of firearm precursor parts to the department beginning July 1, 2022. By accelerating the operative dates of crimes, the bill would impose a state-mandated program.
(17) Existing law generally prohibits the possession or transfer of assault weapons, except for the sale, purchase, importation, or possession of assault weapons by specified individuals, including law enforcement officers. Under existing law, “assault weapon” means, among other things, a semiautomatic centerfire rifle, a semiautomatic shotgun, or a semiautomatic pistol that does not have a fixed magazine and has any one of specified attributes, including, for rifles, a thumbhole stock, and for pistols, a 2nd handgrip.
This bill would expand the definition of “assault weapon” to include a semiautomatic firearm that is not a rifle, pistol, or shotgun, that either does not have a fixed magazine but has any one of the attributes currently associated with assault weapons, as specified, that has a fixed magazine with the capacity to accept more than 10 rounds, or that has an overall length of less than 30 inches.
The bill would provide an exception to the prohibition on possessing an assault weapon that is not a rifle, pistol, or shotgun if the person lawfully possessed the weapon prior to July 1, 2020, and registers the weapon by January 1, 2022, as specified. The bill would require the Department of Justice to adopt regulations to implement these registration requirements. By expanding the application of a crime, this bill would impose a state-mandated local program.
(18) Existing law authorizes the Department of Justice to provide an option for joint registration of an assault weapon owned by family members residing in the same household.
This bill would prohibit the joint registration of an assault weapon that is not a rifle, pistol, or shotgun.
 

GUNDOGLOVER

Well-Known Member
You who have been on this forum for a while, know what I have been saying for a long time. This state would like nothing more than to overturn the second amendment, but shy of that they are doing everything they can to make it all but impossible to own firearms here. One piece of legislation at a time they are getting their way. Not only sad for the state, but also for the nation.
 

Jasonh

Administrator
CA has gone to shit. Started in the 80's in San Diego that I can remember. All the yuppies started moving in with all their new rules and ideas. Best weather and food, worst outdoors management and gun rules.
 
So this bill would basically define firearm parts similar to firearms and parts would be subject to regulated transfer through an FFL?

How many decades will we have to put up with this while its tied up in the courts?
 
I just read through this bill quickly. It all about setting up a regulatory framework to track the sale and possession of gun parts.
They already passed a bill in 2018 defining precursor parts. Did anyone notice? It was AB-2382 and it includes, among other things

(1) A firearm barrel.
(2) An ammunition feeding device, including, but not limited to, a magazine or speed loader.

Yup, they want to require you to register your magazines. Failure to do so is a misdemeanor 1 year in jail and/or $1,000 fine.

These sneaky bastards have buried this deep within a bill that deals with all kinds of other crap. Clearly they intend for it get passed without notice on the coattails of another issue. Probably how the first one got passed. Here is the link https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=201920200AB88 It is way down under Section 23.

Here is the information you will have to provide in order to buy parts:

30452.
(a) (1) Commencing July 1, 2025, 2022, a firearm precursor part vendor shall not sell or otherwise transfer ownership of a firearm precursor part without, at the time of delivery, legibly recording the following information on a form to be prescribed by the Department of Justice:
(A) The date of the sale or other transfer.
(B) The purchaser’s or transferee’s driver’s license or other identification number and the state in which it was issued.
(C) The brand, type, and amount of firearm precursor parts sold or otherwise transferred.
(D) The purchaser’s or transferee’s full name and signature.
(E) The name of the salesperson who processed the sale or other transaction.
(F) The purchaser’s or transferee’s full residential address and telephone number.
(G) The purchaser’s or transferee’s date of birth.
 

snoopdogg

Well-Known Member
And they're ramming through a law to specifically to counter Franklin Armory's Title 1 gun/rifle. Good thing is Franklin is ready to sue on this issue and already suing DOJ for not creating the "other" category which this gun/rifle falls into.
 
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