According to Firearm Chronicles
Anti-gun politicians in Sacramento appear set to ban a new firearm offered by a California and Nevada-based gun maker, and pro-Second Amendment lawmakers are crying foul over the backdoor route that the gun banners are using to try to prevent any sales in the state. The Sacramento Bee reports that officials from Gov. Gavin Newsom’s office appeared before a Senate Budget Committee hearing this week urging state senators to approve a provision that would ban the Title 1 Firearm from Franklin Armory by including the measure in the state’s massive budget bill, rather than a standalone piece of legislation.
Aaron Edwards, a representative from the governor’s Department of Finance, said that the administration had pushed to include the provision because the budget includes funding to regulate the weapons. Under questioning from lawmakers, Edwards said he wasn’t prepared to describe the type of firearm the administration wants to ban. “I’d like someone to explain to me exactly what these weapons are, and referring to them as similar to assault weapons frankly doesn’t cut it for me,” said Sen. Richard Roth, a Democrat from Riverside. “I want to know what I’m voting on.” Later in the hearing, Edwards and other administration officials provided more information on the weapons, which are not currently for sale in California