...My instructor stated that CA is a spirit of the law state. For example if you are traveling at 1 mile over the speed limit you would not get acitation because the speed limit is there for safety purposes. In letter of the law you wouldget a citation for 1 mile over because you are technically breaking the law.
The second thing we talked about in class is that officers need to charge criminals with everything they can when they have an arrest because half of the charges will be dropped by the DA anyways. The DA will most likely use the lesser charges as bargaining chips to get a conviction.
Why don't they apply these same thoughts to gun owners.
For example,you have a Ca defined "assault weapon" at the range, who cares. However,if you were to use the same "weapon" in a crime then it would be tacked onto whatever crime you committed.
When it comes to firearms, so many officers are letter of the law type officers (it seems that way).
It seems that what most of us on here fear is having to defend ourselves for legal activities or even worse going to jailfor a stupid mistake (read "school zone")...