Beware! California just passed some gun control regulations that will lead to many law abiding citizens becoming criminals.
Starting July 1st, any gun owner who owns a magazine that holds over 10 rounds has to give it up. They have a couple of options: give them to police, destroy them, give them to gun shops, or sell them out of state.
So far, there is (not surprisingly) no stampede of people rushing to turn in their magazines. Sheriffs are saying they have no plans to seek out gun owners either.
You know who won’t be following this law?
Because they don’t follow any gun control law. Leaving the good guys defenseless.
From The Sacramento Bee:
The law provides no state funds to compensate owners for their magazines, and there’s no way to track whether gun owners give them up.
The law does give California gun owners several options to get rid of their magazines, including moving them out of state, turning them into law enforcement, selling them to a licensed dealer or destroying them by July 1.
Some gun shops also are offering to permanently modify magazines to make them legal.
Voluntary compliance among otherwise law-abiding gun owners is another matter.
California cities with local ordinances haven’t had very many gun owners hand magazines in to police, though officers have removed some from circulation during the course of their investigations.
The Los Angeles Police Department, for instance, seized nearly 9,000 magazines since it enacted a ban in 2015.
Almost of all those magazines came from a cache police found inside a home of a gun collector who died in 2015.
The department said it doesn’t track how many citizens voluntarily turned theirs in.
But those aren’t the only regulations gun owners have to look out for:
Starting in January, Californians who want to buy ammunition online or through catalogs will have to ship their purchases through a licensed dealer.
In July 2019, ammunition buyers will have to undergo background checks at retailers.
Under the existing rules, anyone age 18 or older (21 or older for handguns) can buy ammunition without a background check, and sellers need no special training or license.
Gun control law makers don’t actually care about stopping criminals. If they did, they would look at the numbers.
They would see gun control does not work. It’s about control. And it’s law abiding citizens who suffer the consequences.