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A Quick Primer on Changes to California’s Gun Laws in 2017

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Here’s what has changed for semiautomatic rifle laws in California in 2017.

California has another round of new firearms laws taking effect. With 2017 approaching, firearms owners will be subject to adjusting to another round of new regulations.

For semiautomatic rifle owners are several new rules under Senate Bill No. 880 that was signed by the Governor back in July.

There’s a lot of confusing new legal language involved in making sure you’re legal. Thankfully, Chris Ostrom, the managing partner of Ukiah’s Pacific Outfitters made a short video with The Press Democrat to quickly explain the new changes.

As the Press Democrat reports, while a rifle can be left as is, it cannot be sold or gifted. If the owner dies, the firearm is destroyed. It’s probably unlikely many firearms owners will want their rifles on a list that designates them as assault weapons either.

California passed a glut of new firearms laws that will take effect the next few years. The most notable was a bill mandating background checks for ammunition purchases. As might be expected, it wasn’t a bill that was met favorably by many firearms owners.

To read the full text of the bill, check out the California’s legislative information website.

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A Quick Primer on Changes to California’s Gun Laws in 2017