Last week, California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) signed a bill that would allow retired law enforcement officers to keep their "high capacity magazines" in the Golden State, The Santa Clarita Valley Signal reported.
Assembly Bill 1192 was introduced by Assemblyman Tom Lackey (R-Palmdale), a retired California Highway Patrol officer.
When the Safety For All Act of 2016 was passed by voters on November 2016, it made it illegal as of July 1, 2017 for a person to possess a large-capacity magazine. Retired peace officers were exempt. Lackey's law now includes reserve officers as well.
An "honorably retired" officer includes:
• A peace officer who has qualified for, and has accepted, a service or disability retirement.
• A level I reserve officer who meets their retirement requirements.
"Honorably retired” does not include an officer who has agreed to a service retirement in lieu of termination.
“I believe that reserve peace officers would make the same sacrifice as full-time peace officers. They’re willing to make the sacrifice to save the life of someone they don’t know,” Lackey told The Signal. “We’re talking about thousands of individuals who will benefit from this, and they’ve proved they’re willing to sacrifice their lives for our safety and I think that says something about their character.”