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Posted on June 28, 2013
Time is running out in Sacramento!
You MUST contact Your state Senator and Assembly Committee members TODAY
Next week there are several anti-gun bills expected to be heard in their respective state Senate and Assembly Committee. It is critical that you call AND e-mail members of these committees to ensure they hear your voice of OPPOSITION to these onerous and misguided anti-gun bills. Let members of these committees know that these bills will do nothing to reduce violent crime and will only turn currently law-abiding citizens into criminals should they be enacted. Don’t forget to forward this alert to family, friends and sportsmen throughout California because it is going to take a united effort to stop these egregious and deeply flawed bills.
Assembly Bill 169 (Dickinson) is scheduled to be heard in the state Senate Appropriations Committee on Monday, July 1. AB 169 would prohibit the transfer of millions of lawfully owned handguns and jeopardize the continued ownership of constitutionally protected firearms. Current California law allows handguns that are not on the state Department of Justice (DOJ) approved handgun roster to be sold or transferred to another individual through consignment sale or as a private party transfer, provided that the sale is completed through a licensed firearms retailer. AB 169 would BAN the sale of ALL handguns (NEW and USED) that are NOT on the DOJ approved roster of "safe" handguns.
There are MILLIONS of handguns that were manufactured and/or purchased prior to the enactment of the DOJ approved handgun roster law. Most of the handguns lawfully possessed in California today, are not currently on the California Department of Justice (DOJ) approved handgun roster of new handguns that licensed dealers are allowed to sell to the public nor will those handguns ever be allowed to be added to the “approved” roster. If enacted, AB 169 would leave gun owners who lawfully purchased a handgun with no legal means to sell or transfer their handgun. AB 169 passed in the state Assembly by a 43 to 24 vote on May 2. To view the NRA’s letter of opposition for AB 169, please click here. Contact information for members of the Senate Appropriations Committee is provided below.
Assembly Bill 48 is scheduled to be heard on Tuesday, July 2, in the state Senate Public Safety Committee. Please call AND e-mail members of the Senate Public Safety Committee and respectfully urge them to OPPOSE AB 48. Contact information for members of the Senate Public Safety Committee is provided below. Assembly Bill 48 (Skinner) BANS the sale of magazine parts kits that can hold more than ten cartridges, and requires mandatory reporting of law-abiding citizens who purchase more than 3,000 rounds of ammunition with a five-day period. AB 48 passed in the state Assembly by a 46 to 26 vote on May 29. To view the NRA’s letter of opposition to AB 48, please click here.
Also, on Tuesday, July 2, the state Assembly Public Safety Committee is scheduled to hear several unreasonable and unwarranted anti-gun bills that are listed below. Contact information to respectfully urge members of the Assembly Public Safety Committee to OPPOSE SB 53, SB 108, SB 293 and SB 755 is provided below.
Senate Bill 53 (DeLeon) requires persons to buy an annual ammunition purchase permit, requires the registration and thumbprint of the purchaser for each ammunition purchase, and bans online and mail order sales of ammunition to Californians. SB 53 passed in the state Senate by a 23 to 15 vote on May 29. To view the NRA’s letter of opposition to SB 53, please click here.
Senate Bill 108 (Yee) requires mandatory locked storage of firearms in a locked house regardless of whether anyone is present. SB 108 passed in the state Senate by a 21 to 17 vote on May 28. To view the NRA’s letter of opposition to SB 108, please click here.
Senate Bill 293 (DeSaulnier) BANS the sale of conventional handguns, if the state Department of Justice approves the sale of “Owner Authorized – Smart” handgun technology. SB 293 passed in the state Senate by a 22 to 14 vote on May 29. To view the NRA’s letter of opposition to SB 293, please click here.
Senate Bill 755 (Wolk) expands the list of persons prohibited from owning a firearm, including persons who have operated cars and boats while they are impaired commonly referred to as DUI. SB 755 passed in the state Senate by a 25 to 12 vote on May 29. To view the NRA’s letter of opposition to SB 755, please click here.
Senate Appropriations Committee to OPPOSE AB 169:
Kevin de León (D-22), Chairman
Phone: (916) 651-4022 Fax: (916) 327-8817
Mimi Walters (R-37), Vice Chairman
Phone: (916) 651-4037
Fax: (916) 445-9754
Ted Gaines (R-1)
Phone: (916) 651-4001
Fax: (916) 324-2680
Jerry Hill (D-13)
Phone: (916) 651-4013 Fax: (916) 324-0283
Ricardo Lara (D-33)
Phone: (916) 651-4033 Fax: (916)-327-9113
Alex Padilla (D-20)
Phone: (916) 651-4020 Fax: (916) 324-6645 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Darrell Steinberg (D-6)
Phone: (916) 651-4006 Fax: (916) 323-2263
Senate Public Safety Committee to OPPOSE AB 48:
Loni Hancock (D-9), Chairman
Office: (916) 651-4009
Fax: (916) 327-1997
Joel Anderson (R-36), Vice Chairman
Office: (916) 651-4036
Fax: (916) 447-9008
Marty Block (D-39)
Office: (916) 651-4039
Fax: (916) 327-2188
Kevin de León (D-22)
Office: (916) 651-4022
Fax: (916) 327-8817
Steve Knight (R-21)
Office: (916) 651-0021
Fax: (916) 324-7543
Carol Liu (D-25)
Office: (916) 651-4025
Fax: (916) 445-3712
Darrel Steinberg (D-6)
Office: (916) 651-4006
Fax: (916) 323-2263
Assembly Public Safety Committee to OPPOSE SB 53, SB 108, SB 293 and SB 755:
Tom Ammiano (D-17), Chairman
Office: (916) 319-2017
Fax: (916) 319-2117
Melissa Melendez (R-67), Vice Chairman
Office: (916) 319-2067
Fax: (916) 319-2167
Reginald Jones-Sawyer (D-59)
Office: (916) 319-2059
Fax: (916) 319-2159
Holly Mitchell (D-54)
Office: (916) 319-2054
Fax: (916) 319-2154
Bill Quirk (D-20)
Office: (916) 319-2020
Fax: (916) 319-2120
Nancy Skinner (D-15)
Office: (916) 319-2015
Fax: (916) 319-2115
Marie Waldron (R-75)
Office: (916) 319-2075
Fax: (916) 319-2175
You can write your representative here urging them to OPPOSE the anti-gun bills listed above. Please feel free to also copy and paste all the bill information to ensure your state legislators know which bills to OPPOSE.
You can also send a letter to all elected officials in California here. Please feel free to copy and paste all the bill information above to ensure the elected officials of California know which bills to OPPOSE.
You can also find information about anti-gun and pro-gun legislation in California at www.calnra.com.
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