Everybody knows that the AR-15 isn’t legal to own in California because it’s a scary “assault rifle”. Well, California Rifles has a redesign that makes it legal for all us California tree huggers to shoot this beautiful rifle again.
Previously, the only way to get around this problem was to make an AR-15 with a non-removable (10 round) magazine. That’s just stup^H^H^H^Hsilly, opening up the rifle and reloading the magazine from the inside.
Of course, most of the major brands of AR-15 lower receivers are specifically blacklisted. But there are many brands of lower receiver that aren’t on the blacklist.
The upshot is: the only things the “assault weapons ban” has done for California is to
- bar the more established companies from providing lower receivers (the rest of the rifle isn’t on the banned list)
- make people spend an extra $200 on a funny (cool?) looking aftermarket stock.
And in any case, the Kel-Tec SU-16CA is a fine gun. It’s California legal right out of the box, fires the same 5.56mm round and has a techy-cool look to it. (though it bothers me that the 2 magazines in the stock are held in with a poor friction-fit; he could have designed something more reliable)
I welcome you to read the many good comments below on the subject. Some offer other very good solutions to the California assault rifle problem.