PROPOSED CALIFORNIA GUN CONTROL BILL TO BAN BULLET BUTTON
Attorney General Kamala D. Harris and Assemblyman David Chiu have introduced new legislation in California that would expand the Assault Weapons Control Act, or AWCA, to block the use of bullet buttons and severely restrict semi-automatic rifle ownership.
The proposed legislation would extend the ban to include all centerfire semi-automatic rifles that are capable of using a detachable magazine, even when the magazines require a tool to remove. Anyone already in possession of rifles with bullet buttons or other locks will have to register their firearms with the state as “assault weapons.” They’re calling it the “bullet button loophole.”
The text of the A.B. 1663 bill can be read here (.pdf) and A.B. 1664 is available here (.pdf).
The Attorney General’s office specifically seeks to ban “more technologically-advanced” rifles, arguing that these firearms pose a risk to the public, citing mass shootings.