New Gun Control Regulations Take Effect January 1
Starting January 1, it is a crime for law-abiding Californians to loan a firearm to anyone outside of “immediate family,” and a new definition of “assault weapons” takes effect in the state.
New handgun storage requirements and rules pertaining to reporting “lost or stolen” firearms also take effect.
As the Sacramento Bee observes, confusion abounds in a year where the legislature passed gun control for law-abiding citizens, and the state passed similar gun control via ballot initiatives. Yet the new laws mean “a host of restrictions for California’s more than 6 million gun owners.”
The four new restrictions for law-abiding citizens that take effect on January 1 are:
There are myriad other gun controls on law-abiding citizens that will take effect in 2018. Those include new rules on the importation of ammunition, a background check requirement for in-state ammunition purchases, and a requirement that serial numbers be placed on all homemade guns, among other requirements.
Arguably, none of these new rules will impact criminals.AWR Hawkins is the Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News and host of “Bullets with AWR Hawkins,” a Breitbart News podcast. He is also the political analyst for Armed American Radio. Follow him on Twitter: @AWRHawkins. Reach him directly at .