‘New’ bullet button is compliant with fresh ban on ‘old’ bullet buttons (VIDEO)

Proving that making complex gun regulations more complicated only leads to increased innovation by patriots, there are already (legal) ways around California’s newest bans.

Under a plan backed by California Atty Gen. Kamala Harris– herself running for Congress and a political ally of Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom who she worked with when both were in San Fransisco politics together– the bullet button will soon be a thing of the past.

The device came about a decade ago as a means to provide a quick-release using a tool to remove an otherwise fixed magazine from a semi-automatic rifle classified as “assault weapons” under prior California law.

Now, state lawmakers passed AB 1135 and SB880 changing the definition of a “fixed magazine” under California law to mean “an ammunition feeding device contained in, or permanently attached to, a firearm in such a manner that the device cannot be removed without disassembly of the firearm action.” With Gov. Brown’s signature on these bills, the legacy bullet button is a curiosity of the past.

Enter Darin Prince, who arguably is the man that invented the device in the first place.

Prince trademarked the name back in 2009 (USPTO #77663672) after using it for two years.

While his prior design was compliant as it used a tool to trigger the release, it will not be moving forward as you can still use it to detach a fixed mag while the firearm is still assembled. However his newest accessory, the quick-to-install Bullet Button Reloaded (aka, The Patriot Mag Release), requires a rifle (such as the AR shown in the video below) to be partially disassembled to work– thus being compliant.

Prince told Guns.com on Tuesday the release directly addresses the latest regulations.

Sure, it looks awkward to use, but tell that to a gun owner in Australia.

There is also the ARMagLock which was originally marketed to New York for SAFE Act compliance in 2014, but is currently being billed as California SB 880 & AB 1135 compliant as well as it, like the Bullet Button Reloaded, engages the magazine so it stays “fixed” in the firearm until the action is disassembled.

Either should get Californians through the next decade or so until they pass the next new and improved bullet button ban. At which point individuals like Prince will no doubt be ready.

Google “Trace Buster Buster.”