I have recently been informed that in California the DOJ can no longer add to the manufacturers list of banned "Assault Weapons", and as such it makes "Featureless" rifles legal.
By featureless it was explained to me that for instance an AR or an AK would be legal if it had no pistol grip, no flash hider, no bayonet lug, and no folding stock.
Or it would be legal with a pistol grip if it had a fixed magazine not capable of holding more than 10 rounds, as in the FAB-10 and others for example.
I have become aware of various devices that effectively limit a rifle to a fixed 10 round magazine as well.
My questions are:
1) Is the above true?
2) Is it legal to build a semi-auto rifle from an AK parts kit with the proper count of US Compliance Parts in it, as long as it does not contain any features that would declare it an "Assault Weapon".
3) Would a semi-auto rifle built from an AK parts kit that not only lacked any "features" of an "Assault Weapon" but also had a fixed 5 round magazine, that was secured by weld in one manner or another, comply with California Law and be legal?
The theory being that by not having any evil "features" and having a fixed 5 round magazine, the rifle would be of "sporting use".
Can anyone provide any information?