Gun rights group challenging new California laws


A series of court challenges to new gun laws prompted by the San Bernardino terror attack has been filed by a state affiliate of the National Rifle Association. 

The California Rifle and Pistol Association filed the lawsuit on Monday in Santa Ana federal court, challenging a prohibition on the sale of semi-automatic rifles equipped with 'bullet buttons' that allow for quick removal and replacement of ammunition magazines. 

Chuck Michel, an attorney for the group told the Los Angeles Times that the new law criminalizes the possession of firearms which are commonly possessed for lawful purposes. 

Gun rights advocates say they're planning at least five lawsuits against laws passed in response to the 2015 terrorist shooting in San Bernardino in which weapons like AR-15 rifles were used to kill 14 people. 


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