SACRAMENTO — They’re sold legally across the state, but come January, new laws that expand the state’s definition of assault rifles will ban the sale of guns that use bullet buttons to swap magazines.
“They call it a bullet button because you would use a bullet to eject this magazine from the magazine well here,” said Christopher Lapinski, operations manager at Last Stand Readiness & Tactical in Sacramento.
Lapinski says he’s seeing more people coming in to buy this type of weapon before the law takes effect.
“The whole anti-gun movement, taking guns from citizens, literally has everyone and their grandmother buying firearms before they can’t get them anymore because they want to be able to be protected,” said Lapinksi.
In July, Governor Jerry Brown signed into law the measures that closes a loophole by banning the sale of such weapons.
The move was praised by some legislators who believe the change will curb gun violence.
“California has led in the past. I’m proud it’s leading again. We’re a model for the rest of the nation,” said Assemblyman Rob Bonta.
Last Stand is considering moving out of California as our state becomes one of the toughest when it comes to gun control.
“We’ve looked into having to relocate to a different state, which is a terrible thing because we put money into this state,” said Lapinski.
But for now the shop has a pile of petitions with hundreds of signatures from gun owners hoping to get a referendum on the ballot by November to overturn some of the laws.