FPC Obtains New California “Bullet-Button Assault Weapons” Regulations

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Firearms Policy CoalitionSACRAMENTO, Calif. -(Ammoland.com)- Firearms Policy Coalition (FPC) has obtained a copy of the newest version of the California Department of Justice (DOJ) “assault weapons” regulations.

FPC has published the regulations on their website, established in 2016 for tracking the new California assault weapon laws and regulations.

“FPC’s Regulatory Watch program has once again proved its value in ensuring that the State of California does not advance its gun control agenda behind closed doors,” said FPC President Brandon Combs. “Without this program, countless gun-owning Californians would be in the dark about their future.”

Last December, the DOJ submitted its first attempt at “assault weapons” regulations under the California Office of Administrative Law’s (OAL) “File & Print” process, which means that the DOJ believed the regulations were not subject to public notice or comment.

However, thousands of FPC members and Second Amendment supporters sent letters opposing the secret process through FPC’s grassroots tools and, without further comment, the DOJ withdrew the regulations near the end of OAL review period.

In May (a quarter of a year later), the DOJ re-submitted regulations under the same “File & Print” process. It took numerous legal demands to DOJ and OAL to finally get OAL to provide FPC with a copy of the proposed regulations.

Following DOJ’s numerous attempts at hiding firearm regulations from the public, Craig DeLuz, FPC’s Legislative Advocate, and FPC filed a legal action against DOJ (DeLuz, et al. v California Department of Justice) in order to ensure that in the future DOJ complies with the California Constitution and Public Records Act.

In the end, these proposed regulations were summarily rejected by OAL a little more than a month later. And now DOJ has submitted almost the same exact regulations, appearing only to have changed the implementation date from January 1, 2018 to July 1, 2018.

This new date was established by AB 103, a recently approved budget trailer bill.

“At first glance, the DOJ’s latest package of ‘assault weapons’ regulations are as awful as their first two attempts,” noted DeLuz. “It appears that DOJ keeps submitting the same proposed regulations, over and over again, expecting different results. Isn’t that the definition of insanity?”

 

About Firearms Policy Coalition:

Firearms Policy Coalition is a 501(c)4 grassroots nonprofit organization. FPC’s mission is to defend the Constitution of the United States, especially the fundamental, individual Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms, through advocacy, legal action, education, and outreach.

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dwght looi
dwght looi
4 years ago

The LAW (Statue) as passed does two things, period.
(1) Redefines the definition of an “assault weapon” to include rifles with a “bullet button” magazine release.
(2) Require that “assault weapons” be registered for continued ownership and use.

The LAW (statue) as passed does not prohibit or authorize the prohibition of adding, deleting or changing of features on registered “assault weapons”. Any regulation that adds such prohibition is ILLEGAL by their enactment of prohibitions unauthorized by law. Period.

Andy
Andy
4 years ago

All it takes is for the watchdogs to be looking the other way one time for this type of action to be successful. That is what the California DOJ is counting on. Once the law is changed it will be mighty hard to get it reversed.

Rock
Rock
4 years ago

The fat lil crazy guy in North Korea has his rocket propelled Nuke sights on the U.S. communist state of Kalifornia… Even HE doesn’t like or trust the Kalifornia government, wassat tell ya ?