Regulators Block California’s “Assault Weapon” Proposal

posted on June 29, 2017

Last month, the California Department of Justice submitted draft regulations to the state Office of Administrative Law (OAL) regarding “assault weapons.” The proposal called for the creation of more than 40 new definitions that would improperly reclassify certain firearms as “assault weapons.” As NRA-ILA reported, the regulations would have subjected gun owners in the state to burdensome and excessive requirements in order to register firearms equipped with “bullet buttons” as required under California law.

In a rare bit of firearm-related good news to come out of the Golden State, the OAL formally rejected the DOJ’s proposed regulations on Monday. Both NRA and the California Rifle & Pistol Association stood firm in opposition to the DOJ’s request, and they sent a letter to OAL last week outlining their concerns.

This is one small victory for a state mired in a seemingly endless sea of gun restrictions. To stay up-to-speed on the latest efforts, visit StandAndFightCalifornia.com.

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