Originally Posted by michigan0626
What is the actual law that makes a black rifle a deadly civilian baby killing "assault rifle"?
If you want to know the actual California law, code or statute, stop reading my post because I can't help.
If you want to know where laws like this come from, they come from legislators who can't answer the question
(but knows they MUST be banned) and who live in fear of
Two New York legislators brought us those gems. California legislators are no different.
Laws get put in place when other legislators either don't know enough to challenge idiocy like that or don't have the time or are politically prevented from speaking out.
The legislators who bring us these laws generally are truly stupid people. They're honest-to-God dumb as a box of rocks. They're not evil. It's the people who whisper in their ear things about barrel shrouds and heat-seeking bullets who are evil. It's no different from a civilian rifle that looks like something they saw a soldier carrying once while watching the news; legislators figure these must be taken out of the hands of the populace.
When they wrap words like "baby-killing" or "cop-killer" around these things while trying to push their bill through it's just hyperbole they got from reading a Brady pamphlet or whatever.