If a semi-automatic rifle can accept a detachable magazine and has an adjustable stock or pistol grip it could be confiscated under a new law being proposed in Georgia.
Any weapon deemed an “assault weapon” would be seized and destroyed by law enforcement.
So the mantra, “We are not coming after your guns” really was just a ruse to dupe us into silence after all. Not that we actually remained silent on this issue.
According to cnsnews.com, the Democrat lawmakers proposing the bill aren’t even shying away from using the word “confiscate”.
A major purpose of HB 731 is “to designate certain weaponry and ammunition as contraband and to require seizure of such by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.”
The measure requires “assault weapons” and “high caliber weapons” not turned in by owners to be seized by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.
Under the bill, “Any selective fire firearm capable of fully automatic, semiautomatic, or burst fire at the option of the user” would be banned.
“I’m not wedded to the specific principle of confiscating guns,” bill sponsor state Rep. Mary Margaret Oliver (D-Decatur) told WXIA-TV. “I am open to an honest discussion – if I’m allowed to have an honest discussion – if there’s a better way.”
A semiautomatic center-fire rifle that has an ability to accept a detachable magazine and has a folding or telescoping stock or a pistol grip would fall under the definition of “assault weapon” under the proposal.
It also would ban a semiautomatic rifle or pistol with a fixed magazine capable of holding more than 10 rounds.
Click here for the complete list of weapons covered by this measure.
The bill states, “Any person who possesses any assault weapon or large capacity magazine on July 1, 2016, shall have until October 31, 2016, to accomplish any of the following actions without any prosecution under the law:
(1) Modify such assault weapon or large capacity magazine to render it permanently inoperable or such that it is no longer an assault weapon or large capacity magazine; or
(2) Surrender such assault weapon or large capacity magazine to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation for destruction pursuant to this part.”