Gun Makers Work Around California’s New “Assault Weapons” Ban

by | Jun 22, 2017 | Headline News | 92 comments

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    California’s draconian new gun laws will require residents of the Golden state to register their “assault weapons” with the state (which they will have to pay to do of course) by the end of the year.  But thanks to capitalism and the free market, gun makers have already figured out workarounds.

    One of the new laws labels an “assault weapon” as any gun that doesn’t have a fixed magazine.  So Franklin Armory owner Jay Jacobson invented “Drop in Fixed Magazine” or DFM. Jacobson had demonstrated his patented new device which is designed to get around the state’s new “assault weapons” law. The new law clamps down on a previous device known as a bullet button to Californians. The bullet button was a workaround for an earlier ban on rifles with detachable and quickly reloadable ammunition magazines. The DFM invention is actually ingenious for those stuck in the Golden state. The magazine is fixed from the bottom as the law requires; but it can come out the top, technically legal because it involves partially disassembling the gun. It’s a workaround that still allows shooters to quickly reload with very little delay.

    If curious as to how the magazine works, watch the below video.

    “Basically if it’s not written that you can’t do it, it should be good to go. So it’s not a loophole, it’s just the legislature hasn’t covered that yet,” said Jacobson. And the good news is that that is not the only new product on the market for Californians.

    CBS News San Francisco says they have found at least six new inventions that work around the new law.  One is the AR Maglock, which allows California AR-15 owners to comply with existing fixed magazine laws, thus avoiding Department of Justice registration. The AR MAGLOCK engages the magazine so it stays “fixed” in the firearm until the action is disassembled, complying with California SB 880 & AB 1135, and Department of Justice regulations.

    Other inventions to get around the registration of your gun are the Patriot Mag Release, the MA Loader, and the Bear Flag Defense. They are all designed to allow bullet button gun owners to avoid registering, yet still, have fast reloading weapons. Many anti-gun hoplophobes reside in California, and they are not happy that the private market has found workarounds.  But Jacobson says it will always be this way, and the market is going to provide.

    “Criminals don’t care. So the only people that are affected by this are law abiding Californians that are trying to do the right thing. The legislature has tried several times to basically find ways to prevent the AR-15 from entering California. And the reality is that whether it’s Franklin Armory or my peers in the industry, there’s always going to be a way to make the firearm legal in California, and they are just grasping at straws,” said Jacobson.

    The Department of Justice won’t say whether any of these devices are legal until after it issues formal regulations on how to implement the new assault weapons ban, a process that is six months behind schedule because a government is inefficient at everything. They can’t seem to even roll out a ban on an item they hate with the mass majority of the state’s voters behind them. But the private market is well ahead of these new draconian laws.


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      1. Californian’s totally forgot what the US Constitution says. “Thou Shall NOT infringe.” In fact, even placing sales tax on a weapon purchase is a barrier and infringement, and prevents affordability for people to protect themselves. Its discrimination against the poor. Both Ammo and All Guns need to be Tax Exempt Nationwide. And anybody infringing on the 2nd Amendment needs to be jailed. And that goes for all Politicians. Obey your oath, or be removed and impeached from office ad face prison. This is Basic stuff here.

        • Every gun control law ever written is unConstitutional and should be ignored. These idiots in californicationville lost their minds long ago. The most corrupt laws ever written are the concealed weapons laws everywhere. It boggles my mind when I run into someone so proud of their permit which is a right they bought back from the scum in government which places them on a list for future forcible confiscation and maybe their death. Good job on the gun-makers part here.

          • Menzo, damn right. Our rights come from GOD, NOT FROM ANY MANMADE GOVERNMENT. Our rights are not negotiable.

            • California is like a separate nation with a separate identity, now. I was in a gun store out there a couple years ago just for kicks. I commented on the AK-47 on the wall with a ten round fixed (pinned) mag and said “why would anyone want that”. The guy behind the counter heard me and got pissy and said they “stock several”. I said, “yeah, but I bet they’ve been sitting on that wall a long time”. He walked off in a huff. The citizens there help the communist government in California by making excuses and not fighting back. They shouldn’t need to come up with loopholes just to have something that is completely legal one state over.

              • Gun dealers are definitely for gun control, they would be out of business otherwise? Just think if you could just order what you want without going through a dealer that enforces anti-arms laws.

                Dealers: make sure you have goobermint permission, they make sure you can’t buy unapproved weapons, dealers spread NRA propaganda, dealers are a gateway drug?

          • Every “arms control” law is unconstitutional. The founders were worried about their cannons more than the rifles so they could sink the British ships. Only a brainwashed NRA member thinks only small arm guns are protected.

            • Be nice Gandhi. But, continue to speak the truth. Not all NRA members are “brainwashed”. Its just that most of us are focused on the immediate threat and not the big picture.

            • You’re an idiot.

              You want to collect tanks and artillery, just get your license and then get out your checkbook.

              If you’re not a member of a gun organization, you are not supporting the 2nd Amendment.

              • It was legal to have tanks till 1933. But in reality being free has never been legal. Tax slave.

                • I would like to have seen that retard Charlton Heston holding an RPG or a tank up saying, “from my cold dead hands,” instead of a flint lock. I hope his nuts are roasting in hell for those anti-arms TV adds he did to get the 1968 arms laws passed.

              • Hahaha NRA=Negotiate Rights Away.

                • Gandhi – NRA Stands for National Rifle Association. It does not mean National Tank Association nor National RPG Association. I bet you drool when you grimace and type such stupid comments. Gather your facts together, then type something comprehensible.

          • If the goobermint wanted, they would declare the NRA a terrorist organization and arrest the members but why bother, they “vote” to disarm hahahaha goobermint loves No Rifle Associates

        • Gunners in Kalifornia should move to Arizona. 🙂

          • Wow! Why do you hate Arizona that much? I want kalifornia residents to move about 500 miles further west and ride the great tsunami.

      2. CA is so utterly ridiculous & out of control. I am so glad I do NOT live there, hell, I will not even visit there and spend $$ in that damn place.

        • Yep. I’m avoiding Commiefornia like the plague.

          • You can run on for a long time, run on for a long time.

        • Kalifornia will dissolve into bankruptcy a few years after they pass their new Socialist taxpayer funded medical plan for everyone.

          Can you say, “Illinois” ??? 🙂

        • Unfortunately…..the Kalifornians are coming here (Texas). Some 3000 of them (Toyota employees) moved to a suburb of Dallas recently when Toyota relocated their headquarters.

          Of course……the commie Kalifornians will have brought their left-wing politics and views with them.

          Personally…I think Texas should engage in extreme vetting and not allow any left-wing whackos into the state.

      3. Manufacturers should refuse all orders for sales and services to any government agency or entity in the state of Kalifornia.

        • Barrett is the only person to do that so far. Money is more important to everyone else.

        • Hahaha Jimmy Stuart was anti 2nd amendment along with that idiot Heston. They were the devil worshiping actors of the day. Jimmy flew combat missions against slaves on the ground so he never wanted that to happen to his family so he joined the NRA to ban big guns.

      4. One of the reasons why I left the state 6 months ago.

        1. Taxes (state/local)
        2. House Affordability (buying/renting)
        3. Liberals
        4. Car registration fees
        5. Sales Tax
        6. Firearms restrictions (type of firearm, CCW (lack of), ammo purchases)

        Reasons not in the order listed.

        • illegals

          No job prospects for my teen children

          High cost of having a business


          Horrible public schools

          Did I say illegals?

          I left almost 5 years ago. Would not consider moving back for anything

        • Dont forget that crappy governor that commuted all the death penalty criminals to life sentences.

          I bet all of them are out by now. Life sentence is NEVER a life sentence when state budgets are involved. They ALWAYS do early releases for the good of the treasury.

          Good thing the people of Illinois are unarmed.

      5. Umm,screw that. Suck it califorina.

      6. A 30-60 or 100 round magazine/ drums are a Fixed Magazine until you hit the Magazine release button and slam another one in there, and cycle in a new round.
        Today’s Word Phrase: “Stripper Clips” for faster reloading.

        TODAY!! Get all your guns and weapons working in top condition, if you need new ejectors, or springs, or replace a lazy spring in a shotgun magazine tube, get all of this done now, while you can still buy these parts. Get some spare parts. The Government and Rust are a Guns 2 worst enemies. Get all your gear and liberty tools in top working order NOW. And pick up plenty of Ammo for each caliber.. Prices are pretty low, so stock up when the gittin is good.

        • My guns are all rusty and broken, I shot up all my ammo.

          • LOL, me too. Plus a bunch fell into the lake I was canoeing in.


            • Fck that shit
              I’m ready
              Wanna piece of me government Bee otches?
              Bring it

              The bullshit stories of I lost them in a accident doesn’t put enough fear into these Fcks to realize you come at me , your chance of making it is slim to none
              Is how I roll
              You want my A$$ ? Yer gonna have to work for it

              • The South shall rise AGIN!

      7. Watched DHS Sec. Kelly on TV this AM. For one minute, then had to turn it off. He says the biggest threat to the US is from White Supremists and Radical Muslims. Really? Even under Trump they have to throw White people under the bus so they can go after Muslim Terrorists? Thousands of people are killed in the US every single year by black street gangs. The government is your enemy.

        • The Biggest Global Threat, is The West destabilizing middle east countries. The Blowback ripples across the Globe.

          • No-go zone=conquered territory

        • Him:
          If it wasn’t for the White Supremacist standing as a threat to the muslimes and the black street gangs. They would have already torn down the US. They all know that if push comes to shove that the white man will stick together and will kick their ass!!!!
          Just look through History.

          • Yep.


            • Damn strait; Crack sum skulls and give them lead and soon they’ll all be dead.

        • Yep, old boss same as the new boss or vice versa,,,

        • Him, if Kelly is sounding like his predecessors, we still have plenty to be concerned about. NOBODY will ever throw me under a bus, not if they want to live.

          • In order of threat to white Americans 1.Government scum 2.islamic savages 3. progressive nut movement 4.scum illegals and their various gangs 5.the black can do no wrong and are always victims believers. There are enough bullets for all of them.

        • Him,
          The scary part is they get to decide who is a “white supremacist”. They get out their rubber stamp and label anyone who threatens their “soldiers of Islam” that they have been importing by the tens of thousands.

          Don’t be mistaken, the few terror attacks we’ve seen already were just the ones that went off the reservation. Behind those are the thousands waiting for more official orders.

          • PTPO, so they have lists? Well, so do we. Lists do work more than one way.

      8. I love it, it will keep the children safe.

      9. Turn up the heat on the snowflakes.

      10. they should invent a fake 100 red drum mag that only holds 1 round to fool the terrorists in commie kalifornia. No wait better yet it would hold “0” rounds and prevent the AR 15 from firing?

      11. Unbelievable. This is the Guy “Mueller” who in charge of Investigating Trump for HIS Russian connection. Look at his seedy background.

        Mueller To Deliver Uranium To Russians In 2009…
        06-21-2017 • ht tp://, Michael DePinto
        Only it’s been done by the Clintons. And a new WikiLeaks cable shows that in addition to the ‘Uranium One’ deal that resulted in Russian control of 20% of our uranium and millions flowing to the Clinton Foundation, Hillary Clinton in her capacity as Secretary of State, has also conducted similar under the table deals, and guess who else was involved? That’s right; special counsel Robert Mueller. You can’t even make this stuff up!

        In the following video, Today’s Yellow Snow (formerly Right Wing News) looks at the details of the leaked cable, which involved Clinton’s secret directive to then-FBI Director Robert Mueller to discreetly return confiscated highly enriched uranium to the Russians. The uranium had been confiscated in a nuclear smuggling sting operation in Georgia. Interestingly, the handover between Mueller and the Russians happened on an airport tarmac; does this sound familiar to anyone?

        ht tp://

      12. There is always money to be made in America.

        Nice to see American people not just giving up. Make adjustments to the gun and keep going, and make some money on the way.

        God bless America, (wipes tear from eye)

        • Well, I’m waiting for the day when the idiots that are passing, enforcing, or upholding these unconstitutional laws start “mysteriously disappearing”…

          • ken, that day WILL come. Just a matter of time.

            • It is long overdue.

        • the left out the part that he was really shooting at someone about 35 feet from the person that actually got killed. It just turned out the dead person happened to be an ISIS thug, so it was ok.

          Damn Kanucks

      13. This is like to prepare more lube in anticipation of being raped

        • No lube just dry raspy rape of tax slaves. Tax collectors can have machine guns and grenades.

      14. What if they’re called daily affirmation or cuddle weapons.

        • ‘Hello Kitty’ AR-15. The Therapy Gun.

          • This is my rifle, but this is my gun. One is for fighting, and so is the other one? £uck those socialist!

            • You have to call it something nice, or it will hurt their feelings.

          • 😉

      15. I don’t follow such laws anyway. Null and void.

        • There are no laws, unless there is someone there to enforce them. Rules are a state of mind, superstition. Who are you letting inside your mind, to convince you otherwise? Here in America, we are prepared to shoot back, if we feel threatened.

      16. Stop gun violence:

        Repeal The Immigration Act of 1965


      17. Like to go to the United Center in Chicago and watch the Bulls or the Blackhawks? Well, last night, just a few blocks west of the United Center, 1000 gangbangers took over a park and had a party until early in the morning. The police were ineffective in breaking up the mess. The streets of Chicago are run by the gangbangers. It’s not uncommon for them to take over a major street or park and party into the wee hours. Out of 1000 shit heads, there had to be over 100 with handguns in the crowd. But White people are the problem. Right.

        • Him, the gangbangers get their way in shitcago all the time because of their LIBTURD mayor, police chief, board of aldermen, NAACP. Black CRIMINAL Lives Matter, etc.

      18. Blackstrap Molasses has numerous health benefits.
        It lowers blood pressure and does not cause an upsurge in insulin like table sugar. It can be used in place of sugar without causing diabetes. It contains sulphur Vitamin B12.
        I suggest using blackstrap molasses and storing cases of it as part of your food preps. Like honey, it is considered a superfood.

        Potassium deficiency can cause Arthritis.

        Eggs help to prevent Dementia.

        Coconut oil is also important in preventing dementia. It can be used topically on the skin to moisturize. Cleopatra soaked in milk. Was it coconut milk, or the oil extracted from the milk?

        The more you learn about nutrition, the less dependent you are on this drug scam medical establishment. If SHTF you will be shit out of luck if you are dependent on modern medicine.

        L-lysine is an amino acid found in meat, poultry, fish and other foods. It is useful in preventing cold sores, colds and viruses.

        Drinking apple cider vinegar before eating helps digestion.

        Drinking bone broth lines the stomach and heals leaky gut.

        Onions, garlic, leeks, carrots, celery, tomatoes, broccloli, kale, and other vegtables are necessary for sustaining life. Without eating these vegtables daily, your body can not function without becoming deficient. Sweet potatoes, blueberries, apricots, figs, apples, and other fruits are required for optimum health, Cancer prevention, and good vision.

        Stay healthy and let the medical establishment go broke.


        • And for ladies, garlic oil prevents certain types of cancer.

        • I haven’t eaten any of those things and I feel fine?

          • I bet Ghandi eats a cup of curry daily.

          • But you’d feel better if you’d sop some molasses.

            Pour some in your plate, mash up a big square of butter in them, and then sop them up with big homemade biscuits.

            I had that with my breakfast almost every day when I was growing up.

            • Always been Kayro or King syrup in our cupboard.

              • Karo is good, but molasses are better. The corn syrup doesn’t have as much taste as the molasses, and the molasses are more nutritious.

              • Karo now says “Produced with Genetic Engineering” on the label.

        • Diabetes… there’s a pill for that.
          Arthritis… there’s a pill for that.
          Dementia… there’s a pill for that.
          Cancer… there’s a pill for that.

          What they won’t tell you is how those pills don’t actually cure anything, rather they make you worse off and more dependent on big Pharma for more fucking pills.

          Stay away from ALL meds. Let big Pharma die and everyone will be much healthier.

      19. The state legislature should be trying to deal better with the stqte debt and the unfunded liabilities. Governor Brown shouldn’t be running all over the world pretending he has the authority to sign treaties with foreign governments. He is playing politics for his own benefit at a cost to the United States. Prosecute him under the Logan Act. The AR-15 is not an automatic and therefore is not an assault rifle.

      20. UC…I detest the govt and its traitorous cohorts. I am a Christian. I detest abortion (murder). I believe in free speech (I say the word nigger or fagget whenever I want). I believe in the 2nd amendment, so I have guns. I detest the Muslim immigrant cockroaches. I like baseball. I am Caucasian. I am straight (not a fag). I am a veteran.
        And the govt has me labeled as an ‘extremist’, and on a LIST at the NSA….they know I am a danger to them.
        This govt in DC is truly demonic. It must be dismantled, and the traitors executed…..its the only way we will survive. Otherwise, we will live under tyranny in an Orwellian nightmare that only the feeble brainwashed sheep could accept.!!!!!

      21. I think a much more feasible work around is to move from the state of California. Soon, there would be no taxpayers left. The only ones that would be left behind are the non tax paying members of the free shit army, tree huggers, SJW,s, and the justices of the nutty ninth circus court of appeals.

      22. shitferbrains idiots believe the 2nd Amendment is for muskets only
        ht tps://

      23. All these devices are useless. When you bought your rifle in California, did the DROS and waited the 10 days, IT HAS ALREADY BEEN REGISTERED.

      24. Could a drum magazine be considered a fidget spinner?

      25. Live live in a state where you have to get permission to buy a gun. All guns have to be registered. Pistols have magazine limitations, You don’t have the right to use a gun to protect yourself in a public setting. Although legally possible here, no civilians get a conceal carry license.
        CA isn’t that bad yet, but they are getting there. Given the CA laws, I’d get a black market AK47 and keep that as part of my Home or BOL defense. Once everything becomes illegal, you may as well stock up on fire power. I’d have a few RPG 7’s and lots of RPG rockets handy also. I want SWAT to think about it, when they bang on my door to confiscate my registered guns.
        If you have to ask how to get the stuff I mentioned, you probably don’t want to try, it is a government sting.

      26. I feel sorry for everyone in Kalif., a place I fled several years ago…….as far as all these work arounds, you are trying to appease the ants that are eating you piece by piece! Disassemble, partially, you gun to reload? Might be ok for target shooting, but that’s all! Someone is going to make a lot of money from this abomination! And it will only be a matter of time before the socialist rulers of the place make another law to ban this! Before long, Kalif subjects will be reduced to using guns that will resemble muskets! After all, the politicians there passed another law making THEM exempt from gun control laws that screw their constituents! Until Kalif gun owners band together and take a stand against the people that are raping them, it’s only going to get worse. As it is obvious that Kailf politicians, those making the laws. are NOT representing their constituents, people need to lean on their locals pols, sheriffs in particular, to bring pressure on the law makers. Bad laws are effective only if there is someone willing to enforce them…………………

        • The Commies are trying to soften up California, so its Ripe for Invasion, there is no longer a rifle behind every blade of Grass in California. They set the grass on fire and took their guns away. Here, you have a pee shooter to defend your country from invaders.

      27. Fck these a$$holes
        Don’t do shit
        Registration leads to confiscation
        Ask Australia
        And that Australian model of gun rights suppression is exactly what this is

        And Fck these “work arounds” too

        Piss off , keep yer hands off my rights or reap the punishment for subjugating me

      28. If they actually use the words “assault weapon”
        Than this law is null n void

      29. California has a terrible traffic problem. If you use the same logic as they do for guns, you should make the personal property tax on automobiles sky-high. Also make the gasoline tax sky-high as well(already done that). If they did that the California sheeple might stand up for themselves.

      30. Ya’ll all need to chill. Back when the caveman council voted on weapons they also agreed that thou shalt not fight back. If an attacker attacks you it is illegal to pick up a fallen tree branch or a million year old rock and defend yourself. If you have not brought said tree limb or rock to the weights and measures offfice for inspection, paid your fees, and gone through training to use said weapons and paid your tax then you are breaking the law. You must ask the attacker to hold or delay his attack while you go to your local weights and measure office before you can defend yourself. This was voted on and passed in 980,342 BC. So the recent 2015 AD California law is just taking on precedent of previous courts.

        Today, at least we have credit cards to pay fees and taxes for weapons instead of goats! I mean how lucky are we!! Gosh.

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