Virginia Gun Proposal SB16 is The California Assault Weapons Ban on Drugs

December 20, 2019

Looking at the table below you can see that the law proposed by communist rat Richard Saslaw is almost word for word a copy of the California law passed in 1999. With some notable additions. Specifically,  you find the phrase: “any characteristic of like kind as enumerated in clauses (i) through (vii);” peppered throughout the law.  What this “catch all” phrase does is vaguely covers whatever they want it to cover. So when some new innovation or workaround comes along this bad law would cover it.

 

 

 

California Law 1999
Virginia Proposed SB16
A semiautomatic, centerfire rifle that has the capacity to accept a detachable magazine and any one of the following:
A semi-automatic center-fire rifle that expels single or multiple projectiles by action of an explosion of a combustible material that has the ability to accept a detachable magazine and has one of the following characteristics:
A pistol grip that protrudes conspicuously beneath the action of the weapon.
a pistol grip that protrudes conspicuously beneath the action of the rifle;
A thumbhole stock.
a thumbhole stock
A folding or telescoping stock.
a folding or telescoping stock
A grenade launcher or flare launcher.
a grenade launcher; (vii) a flare launcher;
A flash suppressor.
a flash suppressor,
A forward pistol grip.
a second handgrip or a protruding grip that can be held by the non-trigger hand;
(v) a bayonet mount; (viii) a silencer; (ix) a flash suppressor; (x) a muzzle brake; (xi) a muzzle compensator; (xii) a threaded barrel capable of accepting (a) a silencer, (c) a muzzle brake, or (d) a muzzle compensator; or (xiii) any characteristic of like kind as enumerated in clauses (i) through (xii);
A semiautomatic, centerfire rifle that has a fixed magazine with the capacity to accept more than 10 rounds.
A semi-automatic center-fire rifle that expels single or multiple projectiles by action of an explosion of a combustible material with a fixed magazine capacity in excess of 10 rounds;
A semiautomatic pistol with a fixed magazine that has the capacity to accept more than 10 rounds.
A semi-automatic center-fire pistol that expels single or multiple projectiles by action of an explosion of a combustible material with a fixed magazine capacity in excess of 10 rounds;
A semiautomatic pistol that has the capacity to accept a detachable magazine and any one of the following:
A semi-automatic center-fire pistol that expels single or multiple projectiles by action of an explosion of a combustible material that has the ability to accept a detachable magazine and has one of the following characteristics:
A second handgrip.
a second handgrip or a protruding grip that can be held by the non-trigger hand;
The capacity to accept a detachable magazine at some location outside of the pistol grip.
the capacity to accept a magazine that attaches to the pistol outside of the pistol grip;
A shroud that is attached to, or partially or completely encircles, the barrel that allows the bearer to fire the weapon without burning his or her hand, except a slide that encloses the barrel.
a shroud that is attached to, or partially or completely encircles, the barrel and that permits the shooter to hold the pistol with the non-trigger hand without being burned;
A threaded barrel, capable of accepting a flash suppressor, forward handgrip, or silencer.
a threaded barrel capable of accepting (a) a silencer, (b) a flash suppressor, (c) a barrel extender, or (d) a forward handgrip;
a manufactured weight of 50 ounces or more when the pistol is unloaded;
a folding or telescoping stock;
a thumbhole stock;
Any shotgun with a revolving cylinder.
A shotgun with a revolving cylinder that expels single or multiple projectiles by action of an explosion of a combustible material; or
A semiautomatic shotgun that has both of the following:
A semi-automatic shotgun that expels single or multiple projectiles by action of an explosion of a combustible material that has one of the following characteristics:
A folding or telescoping stock.
a folding or telescoping stock,
A pistol grip that protrudes conspicuously beneath the action of the weapon, thumbhole stock, or vertical handgrip.
a thumbhole stock, (iii) a pistol grip that protrudes conspicuously beneath the action of the shotgun,
(iv) the ability to accept a detachable magazine, (v) a fixed magazine capacity in excess of seven rounds,

 

Source Links:

California: https://oag.ca.gov/firearms/regs/genchar2
Virginia: https://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?201+ful+SB16

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