Gun Owners Be Aware

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Important Changes for California Gun Owners to Be Aware of:

With the ever-changing laws affecting Californians, it is important for gun-owners to stay up-to-date on current requirements and restrictions.

Effective January 1, 2017:

AB 857 requires that serial numbers be placed on all firearms without serial numbers and on all home-built/owner assembled firearms.

AB 1135 and SB 880 ban common and constitutionally-protected firearms that have magazine locking devices (like the “Bullet Button”).

AB 1511 criminalizes loaning of firearms between personally known, law-abiding adults, including family members, sportspersons, and competitors.

AB 1695 makes a non-violent misdemeanor a prohibiting offense.

SB 1235 offers new restrictions on ammunition purchases and sellers, and creates a Department of Justice database of ammunition owners.

SB 1446 provides a confiscatory ban on all lawfully-possessed standard-capacity ammunition feeding devices that hold more than 10 rounds, with an exemption for retired police

Additionally, as of July 1, 2017:

Proposition 63 will totally prohibit and criminalize the possession of “large-capacity magazines”.

Marijuana & Gun Use

With the passage of Proposition 64 on November 9, 2016, California adults 21 years of age or older may now legally grow, possess, and use marijuana for non-medical purposes with certain restrictions. Federal law [18 U.S.C. § 922(d)(3)] makes it unlawful for any person to sell or otherwise dispose of any firearm or ammunition to any person knowing or having reasonable cause to believe that such person is an unlawful user of, or addicted to, a controlled substance.

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