In California, a small company has set its sights on quietly working to claw back your Second Amendment rights while keeping you legal in the meantime. Kali Key was founded to give its customers a way to keep their rifles in the face of “assault weapon” bans and then use the resulting sales to directly support grassroots 2A organizations like San Diego County Gun Owners (SDCGO).
SDCGO is a close partner of the more famous California-based Firearms Policy Coalition (FPC). Together, they are plaintiffs and sponsors of some of the most important civil rights cases of our time.
This partnership recently achieved two massive Second Amendment victories that bring significant benefits to all restricted states in the nation. Duncan v. Bonta (previously Duncan v. Becerra) is the “high capacity” magazine ban case (won at trial and on appeal) that resulted in what California gun owners today call “Freedom Week.” In that single week before the original Duncan victory was stayed, millions of standard capacity magazines were imported into California. Miller v. Bonta (previously Miller v. Becerra) is the “assault weapons” ban victory making national headlines. Unfortunately, Miller was immediately stayed, so no Freedom Week 2.0 took place. Both cases are now facing continuing challenges in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Duncan was heard last Tuesday in front of an en banc panel of 11 judges, most of whom are not politically aligned with the Second Amendment. It is expected that the en banc panel will overturn the two previous Duncan victories, leaving it to the SCOTUS to finally decide the matter – if it takes on the case.
In parallel, the Ninth Circuit has upheld the stay in Miller and blocked it from proceeding altogether until Duncan and another 2A case are fully decided. This means both the “high capacity” magazine ban and the “assault weapon” ban remain in full effect as defined by the law, but that is not stopping Kali Key, SDCGO, and FPC from continuing the fight to the Supreme Court.
Despite knowing that each court victory puts them closer to obsolescence, Kali Key has set out to fund cases like Duncan and Miller while also protecting AR-15 and AR-10 ownership.
Kali Key’s logic is simple: if your AR can’t be defined as an “assault weapon,” then you don’t have to worry about “assault weapon” bans. Born in California, where the Assault Weapons Control Act bans pistol grips, forward vertical grips, flash hiders, and collapsible/folding stocks, etc., the Kali Key allows you to keep your AR with every feature you want.
The Kali Key is a true drop-in solution. Taking only a minute to install, it is as easy to install as it is use.
If you live in Free America, the Kali Key is an exciting option for those who want to hunt with their AR. The lack of reciprocating mass also improves precision shooting and could make your suppressed rifle quieter.
It is also an extremely useful way to transport your rifle through hostile jurisdictions because the transition from semi-automatic to bolt-action and back is as simple as swapping a BCG.
The newest generation of the Kali Key has introduced a first-of-its-kind gas blowback capture system initially designed by Kali Key for use in suppressed rifles. This system prevents blowback to the shooter and prevents soot collection on optics when shooting suppressed.
Shooting suppressed is, for the first time on the AR platform, frustration-free. This innovation represents an added benefit for those who don’t own suppressors as well.
The Kali Key sits in place of the gas key on any mil-spec AR-15 BCG. It diverts all gasses outside of the ejection port (not in your face), preventing the semi-automatic cycling of your rifle. It installs with the same ease as replacing a BCG and charging handle.
All you do is drop the Kali Key into your rifle – without any modifications to the gas system or requiring any milling or other such modifications. Why go the bolt-action route?
Simply put, anti-constitutional “assault weapon” bans exclude bolt-action rifles from their definition of an “assault weapon.”
The stand-alone Kali Key costs about as much as a Radian or Geissele charging handle. It offers the same high-end build quality and will work with any mil-spec BCG, regardless of caliber. If you don’t want to mess with the staking on your factory BCG, Kali Key also sells a bundle where a high-quality, black nitride BCG with MPI bolt is included at near cost. Given current BCG shortages and price inflation, the bundle is a compelling option. As you’d expect, everything Kali Key sells is made proudly in the USA.
Nobody likes the idea of a compliance product, but the Kali Key installs in less than a minute, is cost-effective, and requires no modifications to your rifle. Often illegal spot inspections are becoming more frequent, making the need for a quick and easy conversion more critical than ever. Add that to the fact that Kali Key is using sales to help claw back our 2A rights, and supporting them is a win-win for our community.
To learn more, visit kalikey.com.