Assemblymember Levine Fights to Close “Bullet Button” Loophole on Assault Weapons

Thursday, June 2, 2016

(Sacramento) –Assemblymember Marc Levine (D-Marin County) stood on the Assembly Floor to talk about his legislation, Assembly Bill 1664, which closes a loophole in California’s Assault Weapons Ban passed back in 1989.  AB 1664 would clarify existing law to include weapons that are equipped with quick-release bullet buttons and classify them as assault weapons.  The shooters in the recent San Bernardino murders used assault rifles with bullet buttons to kill and injure many innocent people in a short period of time.  AB 1664 passed the Assembly with a bi-partisan vote and now heads to the State Senate for consideration.  Watch this Assembly Access Video to hear Assemblymember Levine’s opening statement regarding AB 1664.