A bill introduced in the California Senate, authored by Senator Leland Yee, would have outlawed all firearms in the state that use detachable magazines. The bill, designated SB249, was removed from a committee hearing slated for Thursday, Aug. 16. This effectively kills the measure, according to the National Shooting Sports Foundation, which lobbied for its termination.
Gun Digest thanks those who contacted their representatives to oppose this bill. Gun Digest staff did confirm the drastic reality of this proposal with a phone call to the office of Senator Mike Gatto. He is chair of the Appropriations Committee that would have heard the proposal Thursday, Aug. 16.
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