Originally Posted by wileyC
haven't heard anything confirming that walmart did that...?...
...the thing about these EBRs is, ...they're pretty much "mainstream"... if i go to the range on a weekend, half the folks there are shooting some kind of EBR..... AR-15s have been around since what, ...the 1960s for goodness sakes...
Even here in California.
Once the banned list was locked down and off-list lowers became available, "featureless" builds started showing up. When it was legally justified that a fixed-magazine configuration was satisfied with the "bullet button", fully featured builds began to dominate.
Every trip to the range, there are dozens of AR and AK pattern rifles including at least a couple of AR-10 pattern.
Another ban would be hugely complicated to have any effect.
Outright confiscation would be shot down by the courts in an hour.
Forced sale would likewise by shot down quickly.
So we'd be left with the 1994 situation... no new sales, and registration of existing.
A new registration window would in many ways be highly beneficial to Californians.
Right now, my "featured" AR is legal with a fixed magazine (bullet button) and limited to 10 rounds.
My "featureless" is legal with a detachable magazine, and no magazine capacity limit.
If I were to be able to register them as AWs, I would be able to remove the bullet button, and run both, fully featured, with my legal pre-ban high caps.
The negatives of a new registration window is that there are tighter transport and destination requirements for RAWs. Today, I can toss either of my rifles behind the seat and carry them 24/7. As RAW, they would need to be transported in a locked case, and only to or from the range or specific legal shooting area.