The senator introduced the bill after seeing a CBS 5 report that showed people at the range firing semi-automatic rifles, even though California has a strict assault weapons ban.
“The reason why I am committed to this particular bill is because of what I saw on your TV station, the story that you did,” Yee told CBS 5.
We discovered it all came down to a tiny device called a bullet button. It allows one to quickly detach a magazine, even though under California law detachable magazines in combination with other features are illegal.
But under California regulations, the bullet button makes a gun’s magazine “fixed” and therefore legal, because one needs a tool, such as the tip of a bullet, to detach it.
Yee’s bill originally sought to ban the bullet button. But he recently amended the bill to ban only conversion kits such as the “mag magnet,” a hot seller at gun shows, that makes a bullet button even easier to use.
CBS 5 asked Yee: “The bill doesn’t address the bullet part, just the magnet. Why the change?”
The senator answered: “Given all the opposition we have had thus far, I think that this probably would be a way that we can craft a bill that would pass muster.”
Of course at its core the anti-freedom people see this as a “loophole”, but in reality its compliance with the law. Just like when gun companies during the AWB started producing “Ban Compliant” guns, the antis were up-in-arms. Well because they just want to ban all guns, not restrict magazines or bayonet lugs.
Still if bans on the bullet button can’t gain traction in California (that passed their own bullshit variation of the AWB in the first place) what ground do the antis have left?
Glad to read this!