Tedra Cobb, a Democrat running for Congress in New York, was caught on camera last week telling a group of supporters that she wants to ban all “assault” weapons — but that she cannot say that publicly before the election. California lawmakers have no such qualms. The California legislature is eager to chip away at the Second Amendment until nothing is left.
Their problem is that they have tangled themselves and gun owners in a knot of bureaucracy that will only get worse as time goes on. California’s anti-gun regulations are now so convoluted that is difficult to even write about them. But here goes.
First, California set a deadline of midnight on June 30th for all California gun owners to register their bullet button semiautomatic rifles. Wait, what’s a bullet button?
OK, for those who live in America, a bullet button is a device that drastically slows down an AR-15 and takes the fun out of it. In America, an AR-15 and similar civilian rifles have a magazine quick-release which you tap with a finger. It pops the mag out, you pop a new one in and you’re back in the fight.
But the weird foreign nation known as “California,” which does not recognize its citizenry’s right to defend their own lives, banned magazine quick releases a few years ago.
In response, an intrepid inventor came up with the “bullet button,” which the courts ruled was an okay alternative to the quick release. The bullet button is a device that replaces the magazine quick release. You can fire one clip of ammunition with your semiautomatic rifle, but then you have to get out a special tool, put on your reading glasses, remove the bullet button, put in a new magazine, use the special tool to put the bullet button back in, take off your reading glasses and then go back to shooting.
Meanwhile, just pray that the illegal alien gang members didn’t shoot you 5,000 times with their unregistered Fast & Furious guns while you were messing around with your bullet button. We hear the bullet button is just tons of fun.
Incidentally, Muslim terrorists Sayeed Farook and his mail-order Pakistani jihadi bride Tashfeen Malik shot 35 people in 2015 in San Bernardino using rifles that did not have bullet buttons installed. Imagine how embarrassed they would have been, had they known they were in violation of California’s bullet button rule!
Where were we? Oh, right, California’s hot mess of gun-grabbing regulations.
As it turns out, California made the registration of no-fun-at-all bullet-button rifles so convoluted that there is a very real chance that deployed soldiers are now FELONS if they happened to be overseas when the registration deadline passed.
Unlike every other online registration process in the history of the world, California’s genius lawmakers required gun owners to take pictures of their guns and upload them to the state’s gun registry.
Deployed soldiers are not allowed to take their personal firearms on deployment with them. Therefore, they were unable to photograph their personal weapons in San Diego, since they were running around in the desert in Afghanistan.
Those pictures, by the way, are how the California Nazis — sorry, we meant to say California Department of Justice — are locating more gun owners who are in violation of the convoluted spiderweb of California gun regulations. Jeffrey Kirschenmann dutifully logged onto the state website and registered one of his rifles. But because it did not comply with one of the hundreds of minor regulations governing the ownership of semiautomatic rifles in the Republik of Kalifornia, the cops kicked in his front door, took all of his guns and ammunition and charged him with 12 felonies. And Californians are registering their guns because why?
Here’s a little factoid that we hope a pro-gun organization with deep pockets will take a closer look at. Under the federal 1986 Firearm Owners’ Protection Act, it is illegal for the federal or state governments to maintain a registry that ties gun owners’ personal information to firearms they own. Gun registries are illegal – period. Hey, Jeff Sessions, would you get on that, please?
~ American Gun News