Difference between revisions of "Restrictions on semiautomatic handguns"

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12276.1.  (a) Notwithstanding Section 12276, "assault weapon" shall
 
12276.1.  (a) Notwithstanding Section 12276, "assault weapon" shall
 
also mean any of the following:  
 
also mean any of the following:  
  (4) A semiautomatic pistol that has the capacity to accept adetachable magazine and any one of the following:
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  (4) A semiautomatic pistol that has the capacity to accept a detachable magazine and any one of the following:
 
   (A) A threaded barrel, capable of accepting a flash suppressor,forward handgrip, or silencer.
 
   (A) A threaded barrel, capable of accepting a flash suppressor,forward handgrip, or silencer.
 
   (B) A second handgrip.
 
   (B) A second handgrip.
   (C) A shroud that is attached to, or partially or completelyencircles, the barrel that allows the bearer
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   (C) A shroud that is attached to, or partially or completely encircles, the barrel that allows the bearer
       to fire the weaponwithout burning his or her hand, except a slide that encloses the barrel.
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       to fire the weapon without burning his or her hand, except a slide that encloses the barrel.
   (D) The capacity to accept a detachable magazine at some locationoutside of the pistol grip.
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   (D) The capacity to accept a detachable magazine at some location outside of the pistol grip.
   (5) A semiautomatic pistol with a fixed magazine that has thecapacity to accept more than 10 rounds.
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   (5) A semiautomatic pistol with a fixed magazine that has the capacity to accept more than 10 rounds.
  
 
Unlike rifles, there is no requirement for pistols to be centerfire, only semiautomatic.
 
Unlike rifles, there is no requirement for pistols to be centerfire, only semiautomatic.

Revision as of 22:09, 14 February 2010

California also classifies semiautomatic handguns with certain features as "assault weapons"

12276.1. (a) Notwithstanding Section 12276, "assault weapon" shall also mean any of the following:

(4) A semiautomatic pistol that has the capacity to accept a detachable magazine and any one of the following:
  (A) A threaded barrel, capable of accepting a flash suppressor,forward handgrip, or silencer.
  (B) A second handgrip.
  (C) 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.
  (D) The capacity to accept a detachable magazine at some location outside of the pistol grip.
  (5) A semiautomatic pistol with a fixed magazine that has the capacity to accept more than 10 rounds.

Unlike rifles, there is no requirement for pistols to be centerfire, only semiautomatic.