California’s gun owners got a small victory this past week when a federal judge blocked a law that targeted gun magazines.
The proposed law was two fold. One, it outlawed the new sales of weapons with a “bullet button” that allows for easier detachment of magazines; two, it required gun owners who had guns with this “bullet button” to register their weapon with the state as a so-called “assault weapon.”
The bullet button was an innovation by gun manufacturers in response to a previously passed, onerous California ban on new rifles with magazines that can be detached without the aid of tools.
National Rifle Association attorney Chuck Michel strongly argued against this new law. His main contention was the overly broad nature of the bill, saying that it created over “40 new assault weapons definitions.”
“It seems like they’re trying to stretch the law to cover a lot of guns that shouldn’t be deemed to be assault weapons under the law,” Michel went on to tell the Associated Press.
This new proposal would outlaw any NEW guns ...
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