12276.1. (a) Notwithstanding Section 12276, "assault weapon" shall also mean any of the following:
(1) a semiautomatic, centerfire rifle that has the capacity to accept a detachable magazine and any one of the following:
(a) pistol grip that protrudes conspicuously beneath the action of the weapon.
(b) thumbhole stock.
(c) folding or telescoping stock.
(d) grenade launcher or flare launcher.
(e) flash suppressor.
(f) forward pistol grip.
Yet, some California shooters have crafted a stock for a common hunting rifle that complies with the law and allows the shooters of California an opportunity to enjoy the firearms that our Founding Fathers protected and our hunting brethren in many other states enjoy.
They call it the U15 stock and it does away with that most frightening, child-killing, bullet spraying, part of the rifle: the pistol grip. For your edification and appreciation, I show you the California legal hunting rifle.
While waiting for gasps of appreciation and cheers of adulation to die down, I'll mention that this stock modification makes the common AR15 legal in California. It isn't a bunch of gun-nuts trying to get around the California law, it is a bunch of shooters trying to comply with the law. You'll notice that the rifle in question doesn't have a pistol grip stock. Nor does it have a grenade launcher or a flash suppressor. (That thingy on the end of the barrel is a muzzle brake.)
It is ugly as a Tuesday hangover, but it certainly complies with the law. No longer will California shooters be made an instant outlaw by possessing a dreaded pistol grip. Pistol grips, as you know, are designed to instantly change the mental fortitude of a reasonable sane person into one who would stalk schoolyards and rob banks. People possessing pistol grips might even conduct drive-by shootings. It's all about how a rifle is designed, not how it's used. And, the stock is reasonably affordable, just $228.00, plus shipping. I can see that they're going to sell a boat-load of these things.
Bushmaster and DPMS ought to contract it as an accessory that can be added at the factory. Were I the marketing guy for Bushmaster, I'd order a couple of hundred and ship the completed rifles to stores all over San Francisco.
I'll close with a quote from the unstoppable Kim duToit, where I got the story.