By Dean Weingarten
Arizona - -(Ammoland.com)- SB-374 is the bill on Governor Brown’s desk that would ban most centerfire hunting rifles in California that are semi-automatics. It is clear that this is another long slide down the slippery slope of gun confiscation. I say ban, because anyone who bothers to consider it can see that gun registration is gun confiscation in slow motion.
Here is a short list of additional rifles that will be required to be registered. The legal supply will be cut off. No more will be legally allowed into the state. Notice that attempts to appease those who push citizen disarmament by making it difficult for the rifle to take magazines of more than 3 or 4 rounds, such as the Browning BAR, were not enough to keep the rifle off the list.
These are only the examples that I thought of in a short time. I am sure that there are many that I am missing.
- Browning BAR
- Remington 740, 742, 750, 7400 rifles.
- Some Remington model 8, or 81 rifles, many were modified to take detachable magazines.
- Ruger 99/44
- Winchester 1907
- Bennelli R1
- Kel-Tec SU-16
- M1 carbine
- Saiga rifles
- Heckler & Koch HK-SL6, HK-SL7, HK-660, HK-770
- Ljungman m/1942
- Tokarev SVT-40, SVT-38
- Jaeger AP70 in .32 acp
Nearly all semi-automatic rifles that use a simple tool to remove the magazine.
This was aimed at the so-called “bullet button” California legal rifles.
It appears that nearly all pistols with a threaded barrel are also banned. This includes such popular pistols as:
- Many of the popular Ruger 22/45 series
- Many Walther P-22 pistols
- Many HK-USP pistols
Looking at the many useful and well made firearms that have already been essentially banned in that state shows that appeasement does not work.
Those who want to disarm the citizenry are not interested in stopping crime. Rifles are used in less than 3% of homicides. Hands and feet are used to kill twice as many. These people are not about reducing crime. They want to disarm anyone who does not answer to their orders.
c2013 by Dean Weingarten: Permission to share is granted when this notice is included.
About Dean Weingarten;
Dean Weingarten has been a peace officer, a military officer, was on the University of Wisconsin Pistol Team for four years, and was first certified to teach firearms safety in 1973. He taught the Arizona concealed carry course for fifteen years until the goal of constitutional carry was attained. He has degrees in meteorology and mining engineering, and recently retired from the Department of Defense after a 30 year career in Army Research, Development, Testing, and Evaluation.