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California to Texas, Can i remove my bullet button?

Discussion in 'Legal' started by Swilling, Dec 18, 2012.

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  1. Swilling

    Swilling Member

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    Hey Folks, i usually just lurk but love the site. Great info and good people here.

    I have moved to Dallas Texas permanently.

    I just got my Texas license and am flying back to California on Friday. Load up the truck and driving back with my dog and my long guns.

    I was told i don't need to register my shotgun and AR here in Texas, and don't need to tell California that im taking them to Texas.

    What im unclear on, can i now remove the bullet button/CA legal stuff from my AR. It is registered in CA and its a post ban lower, so it has and always has had the bullet button. Would it be an issue to put a regular magazine release on it here in Texas, or would that still be a felony because the gun is registered as a rifle with a bullet button?

    Would love some Clarification here. Thank you for your time.
    Cheers
    Sam.
     
  2. jrmiddleton425

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    Yes, you can remove the bullet button. California law means nothing in the state of Texas.
     
  3. Swilling

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    Awesome, thank you.

    I was not sure if it was somehow tied to a Federal issue.
    Thanks!
     
  4. Rob G

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    Nope, no federal issues at all when it comes to the "bullet button," that's a California thing. There's also no registry, no magazine capacity limits, and concealed carry licenses are "shall issue." Welcome to freedom Swilling, you're gonna love TX, I know I do.
     
  5. Swilling

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    Awesome, thank you very much. It's something i've wanted to do for a long time (born and raised in Australia) Moved to California 6 years ago, finally lined up a job out here.

    Thanks for the warm welcome, people out here are real nice.
    Proud to be a Texan!
     
  6. Texan Scott

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    Easy, guys... if you tell him all the things we don't nanny people about, his head might burst. He has to be deregulated gradually so he doesn't hyperventilate.

    For instance: Swilling, Texas doesn't care how many bullets your hunting rifle holds; they figure you're only gonna shoot the animal as many times as you need to.

    I know, I know... it's ok... just put your head between your knees and breathe....
     
  7. Swilling

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    Ha ha, yeah, well my head was exploding already in California due to how more lax it was compared to Australia, and now here its an eye opener. But yes, im glad i had the California Mid-point to allow some slight decompression. As Australia to Texas could kill a man in one breath ha.


    Seriously one of the main reasons i moved from Australia was Hot Rod/car laws... INSANE back in Oz. Then california got too strict for my liking, so now im here. The firearm laws, the space, and cost of living are all bonus ontop of being able to drive/tag just about anything i want.

    Thanks for the warm welcome.
    Cheers
    Swilling
     
  8. longshot7.62x51

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    Moved to Texas last month first thing I did was remove the bullet button on my ptr and bought 20rd mags and 12 rd mags for my sig
     
  9. MTD

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    I want to move back to sweet home in Dallas!
     
  10. barnbwt

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    Might just use this as my sig line--would also make a good hat, bumper sticker, T-shirt, and possibly belt buckle :D

    Welcome to Tejas, Swilling! Get you a Dodge Challenger; biggest, heaviest, baddest, most fuel-inefficient piece of beautiful machinery on the road. God Bless America! (Though I keep hoping Australia recovers, since she and Texas are kindred spirits)

    TCB
     
  11. Texan Scott

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    I dunno, that'd be an awful big belt buckle, and we don't...

    Wait, yes we do. Never mind, carry on .... :D
     
  12. K1500

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    Welcome to free America, enjoy it for as long as it lasts...
     
  13. Twiki357

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    Just don't bother trying to get any CA purchased firearms off of CA's gun registry. It won't happen. When I moved to AZ, I decided to try. I was basically told that the only way was to file a law suit and prove my guns were no longer in the state.
     
  14. medalguy

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    Wait, wait......You mean, once you register a specific firearm in Cali, it STAYS on that state's books, even if the gun is taken out of state? Hey, that makes perfect sense, in a California kind of way. :neener: Welcome to Texas!
     
  15. Bobk538447

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    Welcome to Texas and please help us defend what we have here so that we do not become another **********!
     
  16. Trueno

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    Dallas...oh brother...another one...:neener:
     
  17. Swilling

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    Ha thanks again guys. Been feeling the love the last few weeks. It's great.

    Looking forward to laying rubber all over town. Cheers!
     
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