San Francisco Chronicle

What makes a gun illegal in California?


In 1999, the state assault weapons ban was expanded to include firearms with special features similar to those semiautoma­tic weapons specifical­ly named in the previous law. Some of those features, highlighte­d in red below, include a flash suppressor, a pistol grip, a telescopin­g stock and a large-capacity magazine. The modificati­ons shown in green would make the weapon legal in California.

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