The problem is that because CA views any change, even cosmetic, to be a new model, within a few years there will be nothing left on the approved list. If it is not overturned, then pretty much only revolvers will be legal in 2-4 years. I agree it is all meant to be theater, but it could have a very real impact on private gun owners out there.If they tried that, Dabs, they certainly couldn't use the same legal argument. This only passed because it left a bunch of other handguns still available. It didn't even outlaw semi-autos - only new models, going forward. If a model is already on the list, you can still manufacture, import, sell it in Cali.
It's political theater, nothing else. Empty gestures.
Witness: one of the complainants in this case, IS allowed to buy the gun he wants; it's on the list. Only, not in the color he wants. Now, if that doesn't underline, to anyone with a brain, how ridiculously toothless Cali's law is... check it out:
legal in Cali:
Illegal in Cali:
Same gun, only difference is stainless or melonite finish on the slide.