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CA Senator wants to "close the bullet button loophole"

Posted: Mon May 21, 2012 7:03 pm
by OldCannon
I feel very, very sad for California today. CA Senator wants to ban the "bullet button" on AR-15s....

“There is absolutely no reason why these military style weapons need to have such easily changeable magazines,” said Yee. “While most gun owners are law abiding, I am deeply concerned with these assault weapons getting into the wrong hands, resulting in mass casualties of civilians or law enforcement officers.”

Magazines, or the storage areas that allow for repeat firing, that can be removed by a normal push button in combination with features such as a pistol grip and telescoping stock are banned in California. The law essentially requires magazines to be fixed, or removed or replaced with the use of a tool, in order to slow down the process of reloading.

To get around the law, gun makers have created a new mechanism, or “tool,” that allows the magazine to be easily removed by the tip of a bullet or in some cases by just putting a small magnet over the “bullet button,” basically recreating a normal push button and allowing magazines to be changed within seconds.

“These conversions are circumventing the spirit of California’s assault weapon statute,” said Yee. “Absent this bill, California’s assault weapon ban is significantly weakened. For the safety of the general public, we must close this loophole.”


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I've long given hope that California will collectively come to their senses. I fully imagine that mainland China's first military foothold will be gained in San Francisco, where complacent liberals will welcome them with open arms.

Re: CA Senator wants to "close the bullet button loophole"

Posted: Mon May 21, 2012 7:37 pm
by SATX-Scrub
And my mom (a resident of Palm Springs) wonders why I loathe visiting her.

Re: CA Senator wants to "close the bullet button loophole"

Posted: Mon May 21, 2012 7:40 pm
by The Annoyed Man
They get the government they deserve. The state will never change until it collapses.

Re: CA Senator wants to "close the bullet button loophole"

Posted: Mon May 21, 2012 7:48 pm
by C-dub
I'll see your accusation that manufacturer's are circumventing the spirit of CA's law and raise you that CA's law is circumventing the spirit of the Second Amendment.

Re: CA Senator wants to "close the bullet button loophole"

Posted: Mon May 21, 2012 8:35 pm
by OldCannon
I know I shouldn't pray for massive, continental-shifting earthquakes, but maybe just this once...

Re: CA Senator wants to "close the bullet button loophole"

Posted: Mon May 21, 2012 8:51 pm
by AEA
The Annoyed Man wrote:They get the government they deserve. The state will never change until it collapses.
The big problem is that a lot of them are moving here! :shock: :shock:

Re: CA Senator wants to "close the bullet button loophole"

Posted: Mon May 21, 2012 8:54 pm
by OldCannon
AEA wrote:
The Annoyed Man wrote:They get the government they deserve. The state will never change until it collapses.
The big problem is that a lot of them are moving here! :shock: :shock:
You're safe. They're all congregating in Austin, so there's no political demographic shift :lol:

Re: CA Senator wants to "close the bullet button loophole"

Posted: Mon May 21, 2012 9:34 pm
by C-dub
OldCannon wrote:
AEA wrote:
The Annoyed Man wrote:They get the government they deserve. The state will never change until it collapses.
The big problem is that a lot of them are moving here! :shock: :shock:
You're safe. They're all congregating in Austin, so there's no political demographic shift :lol:
Yeah, but Austin's the capital. It's where they all meet and think up stuff.

Re: CA Senator wants to "close the bullet button loophole"

Posted: Mon May 21, 2012 9:50 pm
by OldCannon
C-dub wrote:
OldCannon wrote: You're safe. They're all congregating in Austin, so there's no political demographic shift :lol:
Yeah, but Austin's the capital. It's where they all meet and think up stuff.
You clearly haven't watched the Texas legislature in session "rlol"

Re: CA Senator wants to "close the bullet button loophole"

Posted: Mon May 21, 2012 9:52 pm
by Heartland Patriot
I emailed that guy...told him that I used to be stationed in California and as soon as I got out of the service, I moved out of state because the laws there get dumber and dumber. Not that he cares in the least since I'm not in that state, but its not about my one email. Its about each and every dumb law that sends just a few more skilled workers out of his state. Doubt that will cross his political mind, though.

Re: CA Senator wants to "close the bullet button loophole"

Posted: Mon May 21, 2012 9:53 pm
by Heartland Patriot
The Annoyed Man wrote:They get the government they deserve. The state will never change until it collapses.
:iagree:

You know you'll get ZERO argument from me on that one...such a beautiful place...ruined by political idiocy.

Re: CA Senator wants to "close the bullet button loophole"

Posted: Mon May 21, 2012 11:43 pm
by The Annoyed Man
Heartland Patriot wrote:
The Annoyed Man wrote:They get the government they deserve. The state will never change until it collapses.
:iagree:

You know you'll get ZERO argument from me on that one...such a beautiful place...ruined by political idiocy.
The reason I came to Texas when I did was because the business climate for small printers in California was oppressive. Ask me some day about what California calls a "use tax."

Re: CA Senator wants to "close the bullet button loophole"

Posted: Tue May 22, 2012 2:07 am
by Target1911
Ask them how well their laws worked for them in preventing the LA bank robbery.

I have family there too. Ive only been there twice since she moved out there.....10yrs ago.

Re: CA Senator wants to "close the bullet button loophole"

Posted: Tue May 22, 2012 3:26 am
by Dave2
The Annoyed Man wrote:
Heartland Patriot wrote:
The Annoyed Man wrote:They get the government they deserve. The state will never change until it collapses.
:iagree:

You know you'll get ZERO argument from me on that one...such a beautiful place...ruined by political idiocy.
The reason I came to Texas when I did was because the business climate for small printers in California was oppressive. Ask me some day about what California calls a "use tax."
Hey TAM, do you know anything about what California calls a "use tax"?

:biggrinjester:

(I really do wanna know, though.)

Re: CA Senator wants to "close the bullet button loophole"

Posted: Tue May 22, 2012 3:41 am
by jmra
Dave2 wrote:
The Annoyed Man wrote:
Heartland Patriot wrote:
The Annoyed Man wrote:They get the government they deserve. The state will never change until it collapses.
:iagree:

You know you'll get ZERO argument from me on that one...such a beautiful place...ruined by political idiocy.
The reason I came to Texas when I did was because the business climate for small printers in California was oppressive. Ask me some day about what California calls a "use tax."
Hey TAM, do you know anything about what California calls a "use tax"?

:biggrinjester:

(I really do wanna know, though.)
Is it anything like the Texas franchise tax?