California: Assault Weapon Informational Bulletin; What to DO if You Missed the Registration Deadline

Sunday, July 1, was the deadline to register “assault weapons” with the California Department of Justice. If you did not register your bullet-button firearm with CA DOJ, whether by choice or because the online-only registration system prevented you from doing so, you now have limited options to avoid potential criminal charges for continued possession of your lawfully acquired property. Given CA DOJ’s history of failing to inform gun owners of their responsibility, it is entirely possible hundreds, if not thousands, of California gun owners unwittingly became criminals at the stroke of midnight on July 1. NRA and CRPA attorneys have prepared an informative bulletin for gun owners that provides brief summaries of the legal options available to gun owners besides registration and additional information on how to handle any potential contacts by CA DOJ agents or local law enforcement. 

Informative bulletin 

Bullet Button/Assault Weapon Quick Reference Guide 

Recently Approved “Bullet-Button Assault Weapon” Regulations 08/08/17 

How To Avoid “Assault Weapon” Registration Part I – California “Compliant Builds 12/19/17 

How To Avoid “Assault Weapon” Registration Part II – “Featureless” Builds 12/21/17 

The California Stand and Fight web page for updates on issues impacting your Second Amendment rights and hunting heritage in California.


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