California Gun Registration Fails

California Gun Registration Fails

Play Video Mute Loaded: 0% Progress: 0% FullscreenPlay Current Time 0:00 / Duration 0:00 Explaining California’s new assault weapon ban SHARE COPY LINK “As much as I don’t agree with what they’re doing, I had a responsibility to my wife and children to register. I can’t be a felon. I can’t go to jail. I’ve never been arrested or been in handcuffs,” Harry Sharp told the Sacramento Bee . California instituted a June 30 deadline for their latest firearm control measure, a newly created registry for “bullet-button assault weapons.” These firearms have earned the nickname because they require the use of the tip of a bullet or similar implement to change magazines. The bullet-button regulations were implemented in 1999 , but California outlawed the device in 2016 in response to the San Bernardino shooting . It bears noting that one of the rifles used in the attack was not legal under state law, as it was modified with a standard magazine catch . Another rifle used was illegal under federal law, because it had been converted to fire in full-auto . Constitutional issues aside, California failed when it came to the the rollout of this new measure at the beginning of the month, with website issues preventing registration and making thousands non-compliant despite their best efforts. Sharp, and countless others, spent hours trying to register their firearms on the state’s web-based system, only to experience errors that prevented them from doing so, according to reports. Sharp told the Sac […]

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