Below you may behold the aluminum cast visage of pure evil! Or so your Senator would have you believe...
Don't let their looks fool you. These pieces of aluminum are pure evil.
Look at these molded chunks of aluminum. Some of these are DEADLY ASSAULT WEAPONS! While others, somehow, are not. There's no need to squint; these chunks of aluminum are exactly the same, except for some cosmetic differences. Yet the state of California has deemed these strangely shaped bits of aluminum are the very face of death and destruction that our elected officials are sworn to protect us from!
Note I called them "weapons," that's because that's what these are. You may not purchase one of these unless you are over 18 years of age, pass a background check, and wait a state mandated "cool down" period. (I guess you could throw it at someone if you were angry) Yeah. These pieces of aluminum are deadly. Under the strictest interpretation of Ca. law, were I to purchase one of these evil pieces of metal (or even one of the non-banned ones which are just as capable) I would be required to put a gun lock on it.
Here's an artist's rendition...
Don't worry, Ma'am... Your children are safe!
If you weren't able to determine which ones were illegal assault weapons and which ones were not, don't worry. I'd bet $10,000 the senators and DOJ wouldn't be able to tell either; and they passed the damn law.