By AWR Hawkins
Washington DC – -(Ammoland.com)- California gun control bill SB 916 contains a requirement that manufacturers of guns that have fallen off California's “roster of handguns that have been determined not to be unsafe” pay a fee to the CA Department of Justice in order to be added to the list again.
Currently, if a gun falls off the roster the manufacturer addresses whatever changes are needed and petitions the state Attorney General “for reinstatement and successful retesting.”
According to FlashReport.org, SB 916 changes the law by putting forth these requirements, among others:
1. The manufacturer petitions the Attorney General for reinstatement of the handgun
2. The manufacturer pays the Department of Justice for all the costs of the reinstatement…
3. The three handgun samples shall only be tested once for reinstatement. If the samples fail it may not be retested.
4. The manufacturer shall provide the Attorney General with the complete testing history for the handgun model.
SB 916 also leaves open the option that that Attorney General may be able to randomly test any gun that has already been reinstated to the roster – seemingly to give that pistol one more opportunity to malfunction or fail to meet reinstatement requirements.
Follow AWR Hawkins on Twitter @AWRHawkins.
AWR Hawkins writes for all the BIG sites, for Pajamas Media, for RedCounty.com, for Townhall.com and now AmmoLand Shooting Sports News.
His southern drawl is frequently heard discussing his take on current events on radio shows like America's Morning News, the G. Gordon Liddy Show, the Ken Pittman Show, and the NRA's Cam & Company, among others. He was a Visiting Fellow at the Russell Kirk Center for Cultural Renewal (summer 2010), and he holds a PhD in military history from Texas Tech University.
If you have questions or comments, email him at [email protected] You can find him on facebook at www.facebook.com/awr.hawkins.