Payam Javan: Starting Thursday, California gun owners will have a second opportunity to register and maintain a type of firearm that is now forbidden to purchase under the state’s expanded definition of assault weapons.
Those who lawfully purchased so-called bullet-button firearms are eligible to register.
Using a small tool or the point of a bullet, users can quickly swap ammunition magazines with the bullet buttons.
In 2016, California lawmakers made guns with that feature illegal. Those who purchased them before the law went into effect on January 1, 2017, can keep them as long as they register them with the state.
The new registration period will begin at 9 a.m. on Thursday and end at 9 a.m. on April 12.
Owners will have to swear in an oath that they attempted to register their weapon before the original 2018 deadline but were unable to do so due to technical difficulties.