$5000 fine if caught with one after the law takes effect,, or 5 year jail term.Hold on. " . . . gives current owners of high-capacity magazines six months to modify them, surrender them to police or transfer them to people in states where they are legal."
Is that a "taking?" The transfer and surrender parts sure sound like it. I'm thinking there is still a Fifth Amendment with a "takings clause" made applicable to state actions by the 14th Amendment.
I love the smell of a lawsuit in the morning . . . it's the smell of billable hours.
So far as running down a whole state based on the actions of their leaders. Not me. I ain't prejudiced. I just think the whole bunch of them are filthy little talking chimps.
All the states are a mixed bag of good and bad gun laws. A mag ban thats not a ban was recently passed here in WA state. It only says no further manufacture, sales or transfers of high cap mags after July 1.I have been looking at Vermont - they are Democrats but got their firearms restrictions in decent mixture. Other than the magazine and age restrictions, VT is more gun-friendly than TX.
Even TX just recently won their open-carry pistol legislation. And we think TX to be the most gun-friendly state, it is not. Their concealed laws will land you in jail if you are not careful..if you are CCW. Concealed to them ..is concealed. If anyone saw your concealed will land you in jail.
Open carry is also legal here in WA, but not necessarily recommended depending your location. Walk downtown Seattle with a big ol hogleg on your hip and probably find yourself on the ground in cuffs.I'm from Texas and it ain't that bad. Most places don't have any signs unless you go to liberals cesspools like Austin etc. I carry owb with my shirt untucked so basically I'm somewhat open carrying. Of course I'm from a small town. I don't think about it unless I go to the big city which for me would DFW.
Lot of what ifs there. I look at it this way. I dont like that they passed the so called mag ban, thats not a ban. OK. What am I supposed to do about it?I look at this quite differently. For starters, what happen when the next new Wonder9 handgun comes out? You aren't going to be able to own any standard capacity magazines. You get the California treatment.
What about folks who move into the state? They are screwed.
What if you lose your 'grandfathered' mags in a theft of fire? That's not a pleasant thought.
What about the next unborn generation? Your grandkids maybe. Hope you had enough to leave them something.
I take the position that laws like this will get revised incrementally if they don't accomplish the goals, which they rarely do. There may be no teeth in it now, but 2 years from now you may get the "5 Years in jail, $10K fine, felony / lose firearms and vote" penalties.