Don't Let Your Past Limit Your Future

California Passes New Gun Control Laws

July 10, 2016

In response to recent high-profile gun violence incidents, Governor Jerry Brown has signed six of the eleven gun control bills that landed on his desk at the beginning of July. As a result, ammunition will be more difficult to buy in California. Additionally, magazine clips that hold more than 10 rounds will be illegal to own. With these new laws, California has become the state with the strictest gun control laws in the country.

SB880, also signed by Governor Brown, re-classified and widened the definition of assault weapons. Features of guns which allow them to accept any kind of magazine are now considered assault weapons. “Bullet buttons,” or an attachment to guns which make the detachment and replacement of magazines easier and faster, have also been banned as part of the sweeping set of legislation. Both California Democrats and Republicans have supported a ballot measure which would make it a felony to steal any kind of gun or buy a stolen gun. This was vetoed by Governor Brown.

The Firearms Policy Coalition vehemently opposed the pieces of legislation signed by Governor Brown, arguing that the laws are constitutionally illegitimate and attack the rights of millions of Americans. Another article of legislation (SB1235) signed by Governor Brown authorized mandatory background checks in order to purchase ammunition, and required stores and individuals who sell bullets to obtain a license for doing so. Data and records regarding the purchase and selling of bullets will be submitted to the California Department of Justice. The remaining bills signed are AB1511 and AB1695. AB1511 imposed limits on the lending of firearms. AB1695 reclassified the act of making a false report to law enforcement that a firearm has been lost or stolen as a misdemeanor.

Related articles:

California Firearm Rights Restoration

Leave a Comment


Recent Posts

Is California's Ban the Box Law a Good Solution?
November 18, 2019

California’s Assembly Bill (AB) 1008 now makes it an unlawful practice for an employer to ask about an applicant’s criminal history before a conditional offer has been made. Similar s have been labeled throughout the country as "ban-the-box" laws. In other words, applicants no longer have to face that small check box which many worry about.Effects of the BillThis … Read More>

Housing for Felons in Utah
September 25, 2019

Serving out one’s term of conviction does not mean that one will be embraced with open arms by society. In fact, the completion of a sentence, while closing one door, opens another, behind which lies an entirely new set of challenges. Among a host of problems incurred by any civilian,the acquisition and maintenance of housing is by far one of … Read More>

Disclaimer: The material on this blog has been prepared and is copyrighted by WipeRecord, a division of Eastman, Libersat & Meyler, PC ("WipeRecord"). The material is for informational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice. Information provided by or cited to third parties does not necessarily reflect the opinions of WipeRecord or any of its attorneys or clients. Results of any expungement or restoration of civil and/or firearm rights may vary from case to case. We obtained your email address when you took the eligibility test on our website. Please note that prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome. The choice of a lawyer is an important decision and should not be based solely upon advertisement. Please refer to our website for prices. This is a legal advertisement. If you have already hired or retained a lawyer in connection with your gun rights restoration, please disregard this letter. Our lawyers do not have professional liability insurance.