SACRAMENTO, CA (August 1, 2017) — In response to the latest bizarre chapter in California’s storied “assault weapons” laws, Firearms Policy Coalition (FPC) Lobbyist and Spokesperson Craig DeLuz has issued the following statement:

On July 31, the California Office of Administrative Law approved the very same Department of Justice “Bullet Button Assault Weapon” regulations that it denied wholesale in June. 

The Department of Justice has just shown the law-abiding gun owners of California that by doing the same wrong thing over and over again, it can, indeed, expect different results from an Office of Administrative Law that cares more about politics than the law itself. 

By approving these awful and unlawful regulations, the Office of Administrative Law and Department of Justice have collaborated, and perhaps conspired, to grossly exceed the statutory authority vested in the laws in order to advance their anti-gun agenda.

FPC was forced to sue the Department of Justice for their efforts to block access to a previous version of these regulations.  And just as we have before, we vow to take every possible legal action against the State of California and DOJ in their quest to destroy the Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms.

FPC’s legal counsel has been analyzing these proposed regulations from the very beginning and have been instructed to take whatever action they deem necessary to defend California gun owners and individual liberties from the long arm of an unlawful government. 

FPC has published the regulations at, a Web site it established in 2016 for tracking the new California assault weapon laws and regulations.

Firearms Policy Coalition ( is a 501(c)4 grassroots nonprofit organization. FPC’s mission is to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States, especially the fundamental, individual Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms.