As many may already know, California has some of the harshest gun control laws in the country. Many semi-automatics are illegal there, almost all classes of National Firearm Act (NFA) firearms are outright banned, and there is significant regulation of ownership, storage, handling, et al. there. However, according to the report, the equipment bad guy and gal used in San Bernardino violated multiple state and federal laws. Some highlights: AR-15s, in standard configuration are illegal in California. They used ARs. One of the two, apparently, was compliant, but they modified it out of spec so it could use detachable magazines. They had standard capacity magazines, which are illegal in Cali. They converted or attempted to convert the AR-15s to fully automatic, which is illegal everywhere in the US since May 9, 1986. Violation of this law carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in Club Fed for mere ownership of the parts or a completed conversion. The improvised explosives, including 12 pipe bombs, and their components were all illegal and violated both the California Penal Code and Federal Statutes. Violations of these statutes have very stiff penalties. Did any of those deter these killers? Of course not. The only people inclined to obey them are the law abiding. But there are plenty claiming yet another law would work.