Gun store shows different options to avoid registering gun with the California Department of Justice

FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) — Starting July 1 guns, such as an AR-15, with a Bullet Button, pistol grip, flash suppressor and folding stock will be considered "assault weapons". Guns that fall under the "assault weapon" category must be registered with the California Department of Justice by the end of June 30. Tom Kaufmann, with Kaufmann Tactical Firearms, said he’s been quite busy explaining that modifications can be made to make guns featureless and California complaint. This means gun owners will not have to register their guns. "People that knew the law, were coming in here and getting compliant. There are the last minute shoppers that are just now learning of the law, unfortunately, trying to get parts and try to understand what the law is," he explained. Kaufmann noted that many people are choosing to make changes. "The big thing for me, personally, would be when you register your weapon as an assault weapon you open yourself up to search and seizure, which means that the DOJ can come knocking on your door at any time and can come in and examine your gun. When they examine that gun it opens it up to all guns in that safe," he said. Kaufmann mentioned there are people choosing to register their guns, such Ar-15s, to keep the tactical style look. There are several options to make your gun compliant and the parts cost anywhere from $25 to $200. "You can put what called a Hera on and what you do […]

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