The last of seven steps in the reloading process gets us perilously close to bang.
In a continuation of our reloading series, we answer some bullet seating questions from readers.
California gun owners in possession of certain firearms now classified as “assault weapons” will need to register their guns with the state Department of Justice or modify them so that they no longer meet this definition, if new regulations approved by the Office of Administrative Law hold up in court.
Seating bullets in those prepped and charged cases is easy. Except when it isn’t.
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.
Proper flaring of the case mouth forestalls other later problems for the smart reloader.
If there’s one tried and true method to confound law-abiding gun owners, it’s to make regulations so confusing that they throw up their hands in disgust and wonder whether it’s even worth it. Enter California.