New 2017 and 2018 Gun Laws
Bullet Ban – AB 1135 & SB 880 change the definition of “assault weapon” to include semi-automatic centerfire, rifles and pistols that do not have fixed magazines and one or more prohibited feature.
The “Ghost Gun” – AB857 requires anyone who manufactures or assembles a homemade firearm to obtain a unique serial number or identification mark (effective July 1,2018). If in possession of a firearm after this date you must petition the DOJ for a serial number and engrave it by January 1, 2019.
Ammunition Purchase – AB1235 requires the DOJ to record ammunition vendor and purchaser information.
The Lending Bill – AB1511 amends the exemption that allows gun owners to “infrequently” loan a firearm to a person that they “personally know” without going through a licensed firearms dealer, and limits the exemption to infrequent loans to spouses and registered domestic partners, parents, children, siblings, grandparents, and grandchildren, whether related by blood, adoption, or step-relation. This bill also requires a handgun loaned under this exemption to be registered.
False Reports of Stolen/Lost Firearms – AB 1695 Makes it a crime to falsely report to a law enforcement officer that a firearm has been lost or stolen. Those convicted of this crime are prohibited from owning and possessing firearms for ten-years.
Restrictions on “Large-Capacity Magazines”: SB 1446 makes it an infraction to possess a “large-capacity magazine” in California