Assembly member Mike Feuer has amended AB 1810, formerly covering vandalism, to institute the requirement that all long gun transfers be treated the same as handgun transfers are treated now, effectively creating a long gun registration scheme in California.
Among the effects of this bill:
- Private parties would have to use an FFL to transfer long guns.
- New residents moving into the state would have to register their long guns within 60 days.
- Existing firearms owned by current residents would NOT have to be registered.
Prediction: this bill will probably pass. As we have seen this year with AB 962, a good way for a legislator to make points with the anti-gun electorate in California is to heap on another gun control law.