California’s ‘Assault Weapons’ Rule Rejected

The state that loves getting handsy with other people’s guns just got rejected in the most epic way possible, and by their own state agency too!

State Attorney General Xavier Becerra delivered a list of proposed new rules to the the California Office of Administrative Law (OAL) in May. The new rules would require Californians to report certain guns — ‘assault’ guns — into a state database.

Becerra was attempting to expand the definition of ‘assault’ weapons and ultimately impose laws that would severely restrict anyones use of such weapon.

Sounds like an easy way to ban all sorts of guns, right?

The NRA and other groups were opposed to the new rule change – which contains 40 new definitions reclassifying firearms as “assault weapons.” They said there are several “potential illegalities” with the rules as written and demanded that they be opposed or withdrawn, Guns.com reports.

Chuck Michel, counsel in the state for the NRA and CRPA, told Guns.com on Tuesday his team is fighting for Californians’ Second Amendment rights at every turn.

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“We have multiple lawsuits filed and pending, and we are watch-dogging every step taken by the administrative agencies,” said Michel. “We will push these and other efforts as far as they need to go, including back to the Supreme Court, to protect the right to choose to own a gun for sport or to defend our families.”

Luckily for the people of California the OAL office refused to move forward with draft regulations from the state Justice Department, ultimately blocking the new proposed rules.

State residents who are already required to register their so-called “assault weapons” online face another dilemma. The website set up to accept registrations is still not working.

One reason the OAL rejected the new rule: The state didn’t provide for public comment.

“They just want to railroad it through the Office of Administrative Law and get them published without any public comment,” Michel said.

He also fears since the latest set of regs revise the same code sections as the first, there are still multiple illegalities in DOJ’s latest version.

For now, the second amendment has seen a victory in California. But, that state will always keep attacking this God-given right of self-preservation.

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