View Full Version : CA Gun Law History

05-06-2009, 10:28 AM
Where could one find a chronological history of the gun laws as they became enacted and enforcible in CA over the years?

05-06-2009, 10:38 AM

05-06-2009, 11:04 AM

Ho, ho.

A nice clear one? No place.

If you have access to a public library reference section, you can get the legislative history from about the 1950's forward in West's Annotated Codes. That will tell you, section by section, what bills added or changed bits to the law. You want PC 12000 - 12999.

But that's the equivalent of a list of change orders on a software project, or a stack of service records on your car.

I wrote a brief treatment on 'assault weapon' laws, Roberti-Roos and following here (http://wiki.calgunsfoundation.org/index.php/History_of_%27Assault_Weapon%27_laws). A bit about DROS and registration is here (http://wiki.calgunsfoundation.org/index.php/Firearms_registration). Clayton Cramer has an article on CA's 1923 gun law at this link (http://www.claytoncramer.com/primary/other/California1923GunLaw.html), and he has a few other CA-specific articles here (http://www.claytoncramer.com/popular/popularmagazines.htm).

05-06-2009, 11:25 AM