Legal Question

Blackwater is opening a training facility in San Diego.  How exactly are they getting around California’s assault weapons ban?  I know they are able to get new machine guns because of the contractor exemption, but that doesn’t exempt them from California’s ban, does it?

5 Responses to “Legal Question”

  1. SayUncle says:

    Likely same way they have MGs in NC. Exemption in the law for contractor agencies.

  2. kaveman308 says:

    My understanding is that BW falls under the authority of the State Department. I’m sure they have some pull when it comes to skirting the law.

  3. DJK says:

    I don’t know about the legal stuff but I do know that this facility won’t be too far from my house. ;) Cool beans!

  4. Xrlq says:

    Probably the same way Hollywood does, by obtaining a discretionary license the state theoretically could issue to individuals but almost never does. I don’t think full autos are even subject to the “assault” weapon ban, though it’s possible that full auto version of named weapons are.

  5. Linoge says:

    Good to hear they were able to open it, regardless. Living down here, you would not imagine the hooplah about this thing…