Friday, July 20, 2012

‘Bullet Button’ Supporters Intensify Campaign Against State Sen. Yee

"Neutered" CA Rifle
From billboards to merchandise, the attack on State Senator Leland Yee’s gun control bill SB 249 is organized, and getting vicious. His office is getting threatening calls, with some telling him to go back to communist China and other racially charged statements.
“Unfortunately there are many individuals in the state and in this country that look to the bill that I am carrying as really un-American. And I will tell you that I am probably as American as anyone else,” Yee said...
We discovered it all came down to a tiny device called a bullet button. It allows one to quickly detach a magazine, even though under California law detachable magazines in combination with other features are illegal.
But under California regulations, the bullet button makes a gun’s magazine “fixed” and therefore legal, because one needs a tool, such as the tip of a bullet, to detach it.
Yee’s bill originally sought to ban the bullet button. But he recently amended the bill to ban only conversion kits such as the “mag magnet,” a hot seller at gun shows, that makes a bullet button even easier to use.
CBS 5 asked Yee: “The bill doesn’t address the bullet part, just the magnet. Why the change?”
The senator answered: “Given all the opposition we have had thus far, I think that this probably would be a way that we can craft a bill that would pass muster.”
But gun rights advocates are still against Yee’s measure. “This is a misguided gun control bill that is only going to further complicate California’s already draconian gun control laws,” said Yih Chau Chang. He runs Responsible Citizens of California, a group that advocates for the right to carry firearms.
Even if it passes, Chang said, “It will do nothing to stop either the mag magnet or the bullet button.”
In this case, even leading gun control organizations agree. “Even if Senator Yee’s legislation is passed, there would still be a whole bunch of guns that it doesn’t apply to,” said Dan Gross, President of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence. If approved, firearms with factory-installed bullet buttons would still be legal. All the major manufacturers are making them and gun stores all over the Bay Area are selling them...Meanwhile, the gun rights group Calguns has already sued the California Department of Justice in federal court, claiming the law is unconstitutionally vague.
Full biased, yellow-journalistic "report" is HERE
If you watch the video of the original television "report" by these people I posted (see below) and compare it to this one, the hypocritical change in tone is obvious. These people are reveling in the crap they have stirred up to "fix" a non-existent problem. It is a disgusting spectacle watching this biased so-called "reporter" and his faked "I'm a hard hitting journalist" act. These people are not fooling any informed citizen, who knows they are all anti-gun nuts, the only difference being a matter of degree. Equally disgusting is Yee playing the "race card" (and the TV copy exploiting it), yet he is the one attempting to step on others rights(!). The ultimate irony is that California's outrageous firearms regulations are NOT being emulated by the rest of the states, the majority who, for example, see no point in arbitrarily banning a simple magazine release button (and unmutilated rifles are sold).  The stupidity and uselessness of the petit tyrannical SB 249 must be fought against tooth and nail, as all anti-gun laws being pushed in California should. Support Calguns. See link at sidebar of this page. - (S9)

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