Saw this blurb (below) this morning on the Outdoor Wire. Good news, the bill has been dropped from consideration for this year.
Following an outpouring of opposition, the California Assembly's Appropriations Committee has pulled SB249 from their hearing calendar. Originally scheduled for Thursday, the removal of SB249 from the calendar means it is effectively dead for the year.
We are told by our sources that Assembly staffers said the decision was the result of grassroots opposition. As one staffer said, "you really unleashed the dogs this time."
SB249, if enacted, would have prohibited the sale and possession of all semi-automatic firearms with detachable magazines, including the so-called "bullet button" magazines currently allowed. California already prohibits any magazine with more than a ten-round capacity.