So I was reading the Calguns foundation Wiki Richards v. Harris
and stumbled upon their lawsuit against the CA "assault weapons ban" which is really just a ban on certain features of a centerfire semi-automatic rifle. Such as pistol grip, flash hider, folding stock cannot be on a centerfire rifle with a "capacity to accept" a detachable magazine. If you need to use a tool to get your magazine out, then it no longer is considered "detachable". So guys put a bullet button release on their rifles so they can have those "evil" features.
The Calguns foundation is challenging the law because it is so vague, how can SO MANY people keep being arrested, charged with "Assault Weapon" possession, forced to hire expensive attorneys, then have the charges dropped because it turned out the gun was legally configured.
Why would you try to ruin a guys life over an item that is A. legally configured, and B. perfectly legal in what 46 other states that don't have an "Assault Weapon" ban.
Yet exactly that happened by one of the contributors to Swat Magazine, Erick Gelhaus (also a moderator at 10-forums.com which lists on their website "10-8 Forums is intended to be different from the glut of existing Internet forums, seemingly filled with self anointed experts and "keyboard commandos."
In this thread http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/s...&postcount=509
: A man by the name of Marc Soulie, an armorer and owner of Spartan Precision Rifles, says that Erick testified that he was in possession of an illegal "assault weapon" forcing Marc to spend $7,000 fighting the charge. I am not sure if Marc has been added to the Harris V. Richards plaintiff list at this point.
The case is perfectly clear against CA, how can good people, in compliance with the law keep getting arrested for legal guns? Even after the case was filed, Mr. Richards the lead plaintiff was arrested AGAIN (I think it was at least the 4th time he had been arrested for legal guns) in sonoma county. "While the Motion To Dismiss was pending, Mr. Richards was actually arrested again on August 14 (2011) in Sonoma County by Sonoma sheriffs for possession of an M1A with what they thought was a flash hider attached. The same criminalist from CA DOJ cleared the weapon and charges were dismissed in September."- Gene Hoffman, Calguns Foundation.
It also makes me wonder why Erick Gelhaus would not know the laws and do this to someone.
It is important that people know who is causing legal gun owners severe legal issues. In the Marc Soulie situation, Erick Gelhaus could have told the DA, look his gun is legal we have to let him go.
Here is the amended complaint to the court. http://www.archive.org/download/gov....25676.43.0.pdf