NO ON SB 199
Existing law prohibits a person from furnishing a BB device, defined to include a spot marker gun, to a minor without the permission of the minor’s parent or guardian, and prohibits selling a BB device to a minor. Violation of either of these prohibitions is a crime. Existing law defines a BB device as any instrument that expels a projectile, such as a BB or pellet, that does not exceed 6 millimeters in caliber. (READ MORE)
To summarize what SB 199 is about, it essentially classifies any BB device between 6mm and 10mm as an imitation firearm. Anyone has a chance of being fined an outstanding $10,000 if he or she possesses an imitation firearm that does not fall under any one of the following categories:
- Imitation firearm is a non-firing replica
- Imitation firearm fires a projectile larger than 10mm
- Imitation firearm is brightly colored or transparent in appearance
This bill could potentially be the downfall of the sport of airsoft and we cannot let this bill pass!
Here is the original SB 199 (February 2013) for reference, which regarded funding to community correction programs. This originally constructive bill has now turned into an abomination and we cannot let it pass.