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Update 35 - 10/19/18 - The CA DOJ added documents to the rulemaking file for proposed regulation section 5460 regarding Assault Weapons Definitions. You can view the notice here.

Update 34 - 7/18/18 - FPC has released an infographic detailing key facts and stats of California's "Bullet-Button Assault Weapon" registration. You can view it here and read the press release here.   

Update 33 - 7/11/18The California Department of Justice has withdrawn its latest proposed “assault weapon” regulation after facing opposition and litigation from many gun rights groups, including Firearms Policy Coalition (FPC), Firearms Policy Foundation (FPF), Second Amendment Foundation (SAF), The Calguns Foundation (CGF), and California Association of Federal Firearms Licensees (CAL-FFL). You can read FPC's press statement here

Update 32 - 6/5/18 - We have received the following regulations from the Office of Administrative Law regarding DOJ's request to review new "Assault Weapon" definitions. You can read them here

Update 31 - 6/4/18 - The CA DOJ formally submitted a proposed regulation to the Office of Administrative Law regarding the definitions of "assault weapons."  

Update 30 - 1/5/18 - FPC has submitted written opposition regarding proposed 11 CCR § 5460 which you can view here

Update 29 - 11/30/17 - NEW LAWSUIT FILED! Today, FPC joined 4 law-abiding gun owners as well as FPF, CGF, and SAF in a new lawsuit and petition for writ of mandate challenging more than a dozen of the DOJ's "bullet-button assault weapon" regulations. Read the news release here, or click here for the case page with links to the court filings.

And click here to help fund our new lawsuit!

Update 28 - 11/22/17 - The California Department of Justice has just released new regulations on "Assault Weapon" definitions, which you can read here

Our legal teams are already in motion and planning the next steps. But we need you to step up! 

Please consider sending an email to submit your public comments on these regulations. 

And then to help oppose these and other anti-gun laws and regulations, please consider making a tax-deductible donation to Firearms Policy Foundation. All donations up to $75k will be matched by an extremely generous donor. Additionally, the first $9k in donations will be matched by Darin Prince and Stan Tuma, the owners of the North County Shooting Center! 

Update 27 - 8/4/17 - After being up and active for less than a day, it appears the registration site is already down. 


Update 26 - 8/3/2017 - CA DOJ has activated the online " Assault Weapon" registration system.  You can visit it here.


Update 25 - 8/1/17 - Help us hold DOJ and the Office of Administrative Law accountable for the newly approved regulations and you'll be entered into a giveaway for a Kimber Raptor II! 

Update 24 - 8/1/17 - Third time's the charm for CA DOJ as they have had their third set of the same "Bullet Button/Assault Weapon" regulations finally approved by the Office of Administrative Law. Yes, this is the very same agency that rejected these same exact regulations last time. More info to follow.  


Update 23 - 7/21/17 - OAL has released a full copy of the regulations. You can view the full set, including cover letter and associated documents here

Update 22- 7/21/17 - FPC has acquired a copy of the "new" regulations... And, except for some date changes, they are exactly identical to the last set of regulations that were denied by the Office of Administrative Law. You can view these "new" regulations that DOJ was trying to hide (again) here.  

To help us FIGHT this newly submitted set of "Assault Weapon/Bullet Button" Regulations CLICK HERE!

Update 21 - 7/21/17 - All of the code sections adopted, amended, or repealed in this new set of regulations are the same exact ones that appeared in the previously denied set of regulations. 

Update 20 - 7/21/17 - DOJ has just submitted new regulations to the Office of Administrative Law relating to "Assault Weapons/Bullet Buttons." Our Regulatory Watch team is currently trying to acquire a copy of the once-again "hidden" regulations. We will update you ASAP when we find something. Keep hitting refresh for more updates! 


Update 19 - 6/27/17 - You can read our five quick takes on DOJ's regulations being denied here

Update 18 - 6/27/17 - Governor Brown has just signed AB 103, which extends the "Assault Weapon" registration deadline from January 1, 2018 to July 1, 2018. 

Update 17 - 6/26/17 - BREAKING: The Office of Administrative Law has DENIED DOJ's Bullet Button Assault Weapons Regulations. Although this is a victory, we need to be prepared for more anti-gun regulations from DOJ. Please help us fund this fight! 


Update 16 - 6/21/17 - FPC has sent in a letter of opposition on DOJ's proposed regulations and the "file and print" process. You can read it here

Update 15 - 6/1/17 -  As of today, DOJ Bureau of Firearm's website is showing the following message:


Update 14 - 5/18/17 - FPC has obtained the new regulations which you can view HERE.  

                                      Read the Cover Letter that DOJ sent to OAL HERE

Update 13 - 5/18/17 - FPC attorney Jason Davis sent this demand letter to DOJ and OAL.

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Update 12 - 5/16/17 - FPC and Firearms Policy Foundation have requested the proposed regulations through contact with both the Office of Administrative Law and the Department of Justice, as well as by submitting a Public Records Act request

Update 11 - 5/15/17 - The Office of Administrative Law has received proposed "Bullet Button/Assault Weapon" regulations from the Department of Justice. There is no publicly available copy as of yet. FPC will update you as soon as we get a copy. 


Update 10 - 4/6/17 - DOJ Bureau of Firearms currently has this updated notice highlighted on their website: UPDATE AS OF April 6, 2017: The ability to register an Assault Weapon pursuant to Assembly Bill 1135 and Senate Bill 880, is not yet available. Pursuant to AB 1135 and SB 880, Assault Weapon registration regulations must be effective before any registrations can take place. At this time, the regulations are still pending, however they should be effective in the very near future. Please continue to check the Bureau of Firearms website for updates