Bullet button ban makes reloading faster, easier according to gun experts

Bullet button ban makes reloading faster, easier according to gun experts

Rifles sit on the wall at Get A Gun in Bakersfield. BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — Tomorrow at midnight California officially bans another rifle attachment; the bullet button. Rifle owners in California with bullet buttons are left with two options: Register or declassify. If they choose to re-register the gun they will be registering it as an assault weapon. Declassifying the weapon means having modification kits installed to disable bullet button making the gun not considered an assault weapon. The deadline for both options is Saturday at midnight. That looming deadline has sent gun-owners with bullet buttons on their rifles into a frenzy as they scramble to come into compliance before the ban goes into effect. At Get A Gun in Bakersfield they’ve sold 500 modification kits in the past three weeks and had 200 people bring in rifles to be declassified on Friday alone. The rifle owners don’t want to make the changes necessary to become complaint with the ban, but they understand the consequences of not doing so. "You are a felon," said Rafael Esqueda, owner of Get A Gun. "You are immediately considered a felon without any of those features on them." However the ban is misguided according to Esqueda and other gun experts. They said the bullet button is actually a safety feature which makes reloading a rifle a slower process. "The bullet button was a lock that locked your magazine into place so you couldn’t release it at all," said Rich, an employee at Get […]

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