Ca Flash Suppressor Laws
In California, owning a silencer is a crime. If you are convicted of possession of a silencer, you could be detained, fined up to $10,000, or both. army officers in the performance of their official duties; full-time peace officers, including but not limited to police officers, sheriffs and special constables in the performance of their duties; and dealers or manufacturers of firearms duly licensed under applicable state or federal laws are exempt. Lightning covers/suppressors usually have a large outlet hole and rods or linear lines cut to the sides, sometimes many small holes drilled on the sides with a large exit hole. Muzzle brakes that do not hide lightning have large side openings and a small ball-sized exit hole and no pins at the front to disperse the explosion (some of those with short pins may be questionable). Those who are “safer” with a non-functional rifle in California also have a few small connectors on top. These small connectors on the top help reduce muzzle rise when shooting, but also push a bump up into the shooter`s field of view, making it less likely to be considered a flash suppressor by definition. We`ll say that if you`re ultra-conservative about these unconstitutional California laws, barrel wire protection is best for you and can never be defined as flash cache capabilities. It looks good, it protects the crown and threads, it is compliant and it shows compliance very clearly. We also have them available. They don`t help mitigate the muzzle retreat or rise, but 5.56/0.223 doesn`t go down much anyway. The choice is yours.
With a non-functional rifle, you cannot use a muzzle device that significantly reduces the flash or moves it away from the shooter`s field of view. It is also not allowed to announce a Flash masking feature (we`ll get to that later). This limits you to thread protection devices, some muzzle brakes and some expansion joints. Our muzzle brake does not reduce lightning. It actually directs some explosions upwards (in the shooter`s field of view) to reduce the rise of the muzzle (see the 4 small ports above). So we strongly believe that this is consistent with a non-functional rifle in California. Then we crawl through the weeds with some legal information. 978.20 (b) — Extinguishing lightning This term was originally defined as “any device that reduces or conceals visible light or flash produced during a firearm fire. This definition includes lightning patches, but not expansion joints and muzzle brakes (devices attached to the muzzle barrel or integrated to use propulsion gases for counter-recoil). The definition posed two main problems when it was made public (31 December 1999 to 28 February 2000).
The most important problem with the original definition was that it included and/or excluded certain devices by name (lightning cover, muzzle brake, compensator) without taking into account whether the devices actually suppress lightning. After further deliberations sparked by public comments, the Ministry concluded that the absence of specific measurement standards established by law or a legal obligation to establish these standards demonstrates a legislative intent to identify any device that reduces or redirects the flash from the shooter`s field of view, regardless of its name and intended or additional purpose. Therefore, “lightning hiding places” are only flash suppressors if they reduce or redirect the flash from the shooter`s field of view. Conversely, “expansion joints” and “muzzle brakes” are not flash suppressors only if they do not reduce or redirect the flash from the shooter`s field of view. The revised definition is clearly consistent with the legislative intent of the Act, as it includes or excludes a particular instrument only because of its name. In addition, “hidden” in the original definition offered the possibility of an overly broad design that could have included any device between the shooter`s eye and the muzzle flash, such as the sight of a weapon. To avoid such an unintentional interpretation, the word “secret” has been replaced by “redirects”. As a result, the original definition has been changed to: “Flash suppressor means any device that reduces or redirects the flash from the mouth from the shooter`s field of view.” This revised definition was noted by the public during the first 15-day comment period (May 10 to May 30, 2000). Comments on this version of the definition have given rise to further reflections and revisions. Therefore, the definition has been revised a second time by “. which reduces or redirects the flash of the muzzle. “with “.
Designed, intended, or works to reduce or redirect muzzle flash. This change was necessary because it became clear that flash suppressors are usually attached to the threaded barrel of a firearm by twisting or screwing the device.