As of yesterday, you can no longer buy an AR-15 semi-automatic in the liberal state of California. The deadline for buying the gun was yesterday and the official ban goes into effect on January 1, 2017.
This does not mean you can’t own the gun if you are a Cali resident, but it rather inhibits the sales of the gun.
However, if you did buy one, then you have a one year grace period to register the gun in California.
As you may remember, Governor Jerry Brown signed a gun-control measure over the summer requiring a ten-day waiting period for all gun sales.
“It’s comfortable to shoot, you can use it on all different types of shooting whether its sports shooting, hunting, self defense it’s very versatile,” said attorney John Dillon.
“Currently, these guns are completely legal and not considered assault weapons and they use what is called a bullet button or a magazine lock and this requires you to use a tool to take out the magazine on the fire arm,” he said.
Along with banning weapons containing bullet buttons that make it easier for the shooter to reload, the governor’s gun control measures include a requirement that people turn in high-capacity magazines. There are also regulations requiring background checks for ammunition sales.
“There is one side that it helps with public safety, although changing the law to ban. Certain cosmetic features on a gun really doesn’t do much, these laws don’t affect function of the fire arms, the rate of fire in the fire arm, what bullet comes out of the fire arm, they just change what plastic parts you can put on the gun,” said Dillon.