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The Bullet Button is a killer which must be stopped!

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In yet another, tell-tale, knee-jerk reaction to the Colorado Batman shooting, California legislators, with the backing of collectivist Attorney General Kamala Harris, are pushing legislation to ban all semi-auto rifles fitted with a bullet button (mag release requiring a tool).

New legislation could make purchasing guns with a "bullet button" harder to get in California.


The state's attorney general is backing the legislation after this summer's massacre at a Colorado movie theater.

The state regulations currently allows guns with detachable magazines as long as they use a "bullet button," a means of slowing down the magazine reloading time to transform semi-automatic assault rifles into legal weapons.

These "bullet buttons," force gun owners to use a tool when releasing the magazine. In other states, it is legal for gun owners to have magazines release with their fingers for faster reloading but in California, the bullet button slowed down the reloading process as a safety measure.

Now, legislation is arguing that gun manufacturers should no longer allow bullet buttons either.

If the law passes, it would make the hundreds of thousands of rifles and shotguns with detachable magazines in California illegal.
 

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Yet another reason to leave California and never look back. I can't see why any freedom lover in general or gun owner in particular would ever want to stay there.
 

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Yet another reason to leave California and never look back. I can't see why any freedom lover in general or gun owner in particular would ever want to stay there.
True!

We should let Kalifornication go broke and then have all the other states demand that in order to be bailed out the state must partition into at least three or four states thus keeping the whackos in check in the future. Then move on to the mess we here in NY call a state and do the same thing. Then on to Illinois. Eventually we will be able to partition all the nut jobs into their own ghetto states.
 

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True!

We should let Kalifornication go broke and then have all the other states demand that in order to be bailed out the state must partition into at least three or four states thus keeping the whackos in check in the future. Then move on to the mess we here in NY call a state and do the same thing. Then on to Illinois. Eventually we will be able to partition all the nut jobs into their own ghetto states.
I do not recall that it is 'our' call. You appear to be assuming a representative government is in place.
 

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I've already written my state Senator (not that it will help) to explain the consequences:

First, the CRPA and the NRA will fight this up to the SCOTUS, wasting money we don't have.

Second--you'd have to be a Cali gunny to understand, but our socialist state still has an "assault weapons" law. What makes up an AW has gradually changed over the years, but once a firearm makes the list, the law draws no distinctions. Because of court rulings, the state can't ban an entire class of firearms, but can only ban either features, or named receivers (i.e. Colt M4).

So, let's say I have a Patriot Arms AR-style 5.56 lower. I want all the cool (read "standard' in free states) features: pistol grip, flash hider, collapsible stock, forward grip. If I want any of that, I have to agree to a "fixed" magazine--one that doesn't let me drop the mag with a touch of the release. The bullet button requires me to use a tool, like the nose of a spitzer round, to push the release. Some people are able to drop the mag almost as quickly as with no button.

So, Senator Yee's bill would make the button a new feature on the AW list. But the doofus thinks all these rifles will then be banned. They won't. Anyone who wants to keep their new AW has to register it, but since an AW is an AW is an AW, as soon as the news law goes into effect, the owner can remove the bullet button and configure the gun in just about any way they like. All of which means record sales of rifle lowers.

It's crazy, and I don't intend to stay here, but for now, it's home.
 

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Thanks for the explanation. It's kind of scary to me how fast they can push through this stuff. Especially considering how long it takes them to try to fix the budget!
 

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Yet another reason to leave California and never look back. I can't see why any freedom lover in general or gun owner in particular would ever want to stay there.
Should I bail-out of my home state, hunker down in a "gun-friendly" state, and wait for the incremental collectivism to creep across the border?

It is difficult to leave the land of my nativity, and I cannot resist a fight.

The neo-libs got here after I did, and the gun culture is entrenched, creative, and hard-charging.

Never in my wildest dreams could I have imagined that the biggest gun-battles would involve bureaucratic weapons dismantling.

No, I am sticking around for the War on Guns.
 

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I do not recall that it is 'our' call. You appear to be assuming a representative government is in place.
So long as you have guns ... you're allowing them power. You have the ability to take power back, but refuse to use it.