California "bullet button ban" fails in committee
[The bullet button, as I understand it, stems from California's "assault weapons ban," which relates to guns with detachable magazines. Which in turn is defined as magazines that can be removed without special tools. People came up with the idea of having a magazine release that cannot be depressed by a fingertip, but can be depressed by the nose of a bullet.]
I do not, however, that the infamous Senator Yee has indicated that he intends to keep beating this dead horse.
And, if I understand the rules, it is possible for the committee to take it up again through Friday.
Posted by: Bill Beeman at August 16, 2012 04:23 PM
Yee and other gun control advocates incessantly harp on "loopholes" in laws restricting gun rights. The real issue, however, is whether the loops should exist in the first place.
Posted by: Carl from Chicago at August 16, 2012 06:10 PM
I read the article but I don't understand this button thing...
Posted by: Jim at August 17, 2012 11:21 AM
The California "scary looking rifles" ban prohibits any scary looking rifles with removable magazines. Magazines must require a tool to remove them.
To comply with this restriction, most scary looking rifles have a mag release that cannot be pushed with a finger. You need a tool to press the button. A bullet tip is the chosen tool, hence the name "bullet button".
Posted by: Brian at August 20, 2012 07:25 AM
And meanwhile a dam in Illinois is rupturing:
Another Shot Across The Bow By An Illinois State's Attorney: Ronald Dozier, State's Attorney for McLean County, IL, today fired a shot across the bow of those opposing concealed carry in Illinois, stating among other things: As the State’s Attorney, I have to make a choice. Do I continue to enforce laws that I believe to be unconstitutional, a belief that is supported by decisions of the highest court in the land, or do I continue to prosecute citizens who run afoul of State gun laws but have no evil intent or purpose in mind? ...I’m not willing to do that anymore—too many good people will be harmed.
Posted by: NotClauswitz at August 22, 2012 12:17 PM