State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson unveiled a bill this week that would ban “rifled bore” shotguns with revolving cylinders, like the Circuit Judge .410/.45. The bill is part of a larger 10-part bill addressing gun violence in California that will be officially introduced in a few weeks’ time.
This kind of gun is currently not banned by the state, though its smooth bore counterpart is. “It’s an incredibly dangerous and deadly weapon that serves no purpose to sport or hunting,” said Jackson.
“As gun technology evolves, our laws need to keep pace with them,” she went on. “Shotguns with a rifled barrel and revolving cylinder are relatively new, and can fire a large number of cartridges in a short period of time. The danger of these guns far outweighs any recreational use they may have.”