SB-880: Firearms: Assault Weapons

Session: 2015-2016
Author: Hall & Glazer
Status: Signed into Law (Chaptered)
AAP-CA Position: Support
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This bill would revise the definition of “assault weapon” to mean a semiautomatic centerfire rifle, or a semiautomatic pistol that does not have a fixed magazine but has any one of those specified attributes. The bill would also define “fixed magazine” to mean an ammunition feeding device contained in, or permanently attached to, a firearm in such a manner that the device cannot be removed without disassembly of the firearm action.
By expanding the definition of an existing crime, the bill would impose a state-mandated local program.

 

Download AAP Positional Letter: Letter of Support to Hall