Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Anti-Gun Politicians shelve bill (SB249) Semi-Auto De-Facto Ban in CA
A last-minute proposal to restrict assault rifles in California in the wake of mass shootings in Colorado and Wisconsin has been shelved for the year by state lawmakers.
The measure would have prohibited semi-automatic weapons from having devices that allow them to be easily reloaded with multiple rounds of ammunition, but it had become the target of an intense lobbying campaign, including radio ads, by gun groups who said it would result in legal owners losing their firearms.
Sen. Leland Yee (D-San Francisco) said that his proposal would have closed a loophole in California’s strict gun law... Yee said in a statement. "When California enacted our assault weapon law there was no intention of allowing such easily changeable magazines on military-style weapons." Yee said he would explore alternatives including the possibility of the state Department of Justice adopting new regulations. State Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris had endorsed his bill....
See full biased post from the notoriously anti-gun editorial propaganda organ, the L.A. Times HERE