California: Another Holiday Gift to Gun Owners
By NRA-ILA: CA DOJ Proposes Regulation Regarding Assault Weapon Definition. Today, November 22 — the day before Thanksgiving — the California Department of Justice officially notified the public of its intent to adopt a new regulation regarding the definitions of certain terms used to identify “assault weapons” under California law. If adopted, the regulation would take existing definitions of terms relating to “assault weapons” currently being challenged by NRA and CRPA in state court, and apply them to the identification of “assault weapons” pursuant to California law.
The NRA and CRPA attorneys are currently reviewing the proposed regulation and will be providing public comment. Stay tuned for more information, and make sure you are subscribed to NRA and CRPA email alerts.
For those of you who are confused (and rightfully so, we might add), the regulation is a direct result of DOJ’s recently adopted regulations regarding the registration of newly classified “assault weapons” pursuant to AB 1135 and SB 880. As we reported in August, the Office of Administrative Law approved DOJ’s regulations regarding the registration of “assault weapons” only after it made a minor, non-substantive change to its originally proposed regulations which were formally rejected barely a month earlier.