As is well documented in the gun blogosphere a loophole is anything legal that our opponents don’t like. The latest is the bullet button. For those outside of the People’s Republic of California, California’s assault weapons ban defines a magazine as detachable if it cannot be removed, except through use of a tool. The California AG ruled that a punch or screwdriver counts as a tool. Solution? Put a recessed button on the AR magazine release that can’t be depressed except by action of punching it with a tool, or the tip of a loaded cartridge. If a magazine is not legally “detachable,” then it can’t be an assault weapon, no matter how many evil and ugly features you put on it.
â€œIf the bullet button assault weapon is allowed to come into the state then the California assault weapons ban basically doesnâ€™t exist any more,â€ said Josh Sugarmann with the Violence Policy Center.
Yes, Josh, that’s the whole idea. Your ban is a sham and always has been. We just exposed it as a sham, and engineered around it.