Second Amendment Foundation & Partners Seek Preliminary Injunction In California Case

Bullet Button Ar15 Rifle
Bullet Button Ar15 Rifle

BELLEVUE, WA – -( Attorneys for the Second Amendment Foundation and three other advocacy groups have filed an amended complaint against California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, seeking a preliminary injunction to prevent enforcement of a new law restricting possession of so-called “bullet button assault weapons” because of a problem with the registration system during the week prior to the deadline.

Second Amendment Foundation is joined in the case by the Calguns Foundation, Firearms Policy Coalition, Firearms Policy Foundation and seven private citizens. The motion was filed in Shasta County Superior Court where the original lawsuit was filed. The case is known as Sharp, et al v. Attorney General Xavier Becerra, et al and documents may be viewed or downloaded here.

At issue is the apparent failure of the online California Firearms Application Reporting System (CFARS) operated by the state Department of Justice during the days prior to the registration deadline. During the week of June 25-30, which was the statutory registration deadline, the CFARS system was inaccessible and inoperable on a variety of web browsers across the state.

Many users who were able to initially login and begin the process could not finish because the system crashed, obliterating all of their work, the lawsuit alleges. The CFARS system was substantially underfunded and understaffed from its inception, according to the plaintiffs, and they want to prevent enforcement of the ban against people who could not comply with the law because of the system failure.

“This unjust California government created problem must be stopped immediately,” said SAF Executive Vice President Alan M. Gottlieb. “Gun owners should not be put at risk due to state regulatory incompetence.”

“California cannot have it both ways,” noted Calguns Foundation Chairman Gene Hoffman. “If it’s going to register and ban guns it cannot, through ineptitude, also make registration an illusion and defactoconfiscation.”

“This is fundamentally a simple lawsuit about a troubling issue,” added Firearms Policy Coalition President Brandon Combs. “Attorney General Becerra and his DOJ had one job to do: Provide a functional system for gun owners to use in registering their eligible firearms. But instead of doing their jobs, they created a huge new mess for law enforcement and put innocent people and lawfully-owned property at serious risk.”

Second Amendment FoundationThe Second Amendment Foundation ( is the nation’s oldest and largest tax-exempt education, research, publishing and legal action group focusing on the Constitutional right and heritage to privately own and possess firearms. Founded in 1974, The Foundation has grown to more than 650,000 members and supporters and conducts many programs designed to better inform the public about the consequences of gun control.

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American Patriot

I’m so tired of seeing stories about Calif. F**K them they are so far gone there is no coming back, they at this point cannot be Re-Americanized. My only concern now is they are seeping across the boarder to Nev and trying to spread the plague.

Wild Bill

@AmPat, Well then, I think that you are going to like this bit of news. Intelligence sources are indicating that the Chinese air force is practicing for California targets. Anyone else got any contacts? Can you ask them what they have heard?

Raymond Levy

Hey fool , wake up and smell the roses , that kind of policy’s are on the way to Nevada, and idiots like you cant do shit about it with the way that you people are voting out there in the desert , and the liberal bullshit that you are voting for, we here in California are fighting for our gun rights , and there are allot of us , all the pussys left the state for greener pastures that are now in a drought because idiots are voting for Democraps / socialist / liberals , so don’t down Californians… Read more »

American Patriot

I’ve earned my right to criticize calif, I was born & raised there for the first 45 yrs and smart enough to get the hell out of there, and I too served before your time. Las Vegas is the sh**hole of Nev but up here in the North we’re 70% conservative, but with the bay area scanks that keep invading here that number is dropping quick. I know every internet troll is a ranger & sniper but it’s really the liberal rainbow mafia that takes offense to everything. Maybe you are what you say & good for you if you… Read more »

Raymond Levy

I am ready for that war, are you , and I realize that not every one in Nevada is a liberal , and also brother I am the real deal as far as my service to the country goes , and have the scares to prove it and two bronze stars that go along with the scares , the second one is up for the silver star , they are investigating what happened on the battel field that day and like all things army it takes forever , I was offended that you where implying that Californians are not patriot’s… Read more »


The members of state officialdom, might officialdumb be a better description should face legal actions in both their official capacities, and individually.


Liberals did this. Liberals also bankrupted California. No doubt they’ll be looking for some form of federal bail out soon. So be absolutely certain to vote republican across the board this mid-term. It doesn’t matter who you like or who you prefer just vote straight Republican. I’m not even a Republican – but since the Dems want to destroy the constitution and eliminate our borders and allow foriegners to vote in our elections – I see no option other than to keep the Dems locked out of the government and the best way to do that is to fortify the… Read more »


Am I the only one worried this mag release system can cause bullet setback and therefore, barrel explosion? Will California be liable for injuries?

Raymond Levy

About holding California responsible , they will find a way to get around that, its called the 9th circus court , and I am also concerned about the same thing , that’s why I took that bullet button bullshit off
my rifle , but keep it so as to go to the range and not be reported to the cops, and at home for security I put the original mag release back on the rifle…


More crazy California logic. Lets sue the AG not because of the unconstitutionality of his actions banning these normal rifles, lets sue because of their website. Some dumb azz court will then give the weak another year to register their firearms. What a great suit.

Raymond Levy

Bob, first of all they are suing the d.o.j. in California because of they way they setup the registration part of it , all of it was B.S , the system would not let you register your weapon , and they had a deadline to do that , and if your weapon was not registered in time you where told that you had to turn your weapon in to the state Government to be destroyed , or face felony charges , they are also suing the whole package including the banning of a common rifle that there are millions of….that… Read more »

Wild Bill

@Bob, 14th Amendment substantive due process, Bob.