Explore The NRA Universe Of Websites

APPEARS IN Legal & Legislation

California Legislative Alert

Friday, April 20, 2001

California Legislative Alert
4/20/01
HANDGUN LICENSING BILL MOVES TO FUNDING
HANDGUN LICENSING BILL MOVES TO FUNDING COMMITTEE
Assembly Appropriations to Hear AB 35

On Wednesday, April 25th, the Assembly`s Appropriations Committee will be hearingAssembly Bill 35 (Shelley), a measure that would mandate that all handgun purchasers, as of January 1, 2002, obtain a license before taking possession of the firearm. In order for the license to be issued, applicants must have their thumbprint taken during the application process and undergo a written and shooting proficiency test as administered by their local law enforcement agency.

Although the policy committee has already heard this bill - and passed it out on a 5 - 2 vote - the Appropriations Committee will be hearing the fiscal impact of the measure. As that there are no funding mechanisms built into the bill, the financial burden placed on the licensees and law enforcement agencies will be tremendous. That means officers who are currently assigned to protect our streets will be pulled from duty to administer written tests to law-abiding citizens who seek a license!

Another important component of this expensive and discriminatory measure is that only those individuals who speak English will be able to maneuver the application and testing procedures. The fact that California`s citizens can currently obtain a drivers license in thirty-one languages but cannot obtain a handgun license in more than one is blatantly ignoring the diverse complexity of this state.

This is why it`s vital that you contact the members of the Assembly`s Appropriations Committee today and voice your opposition to AB 35 on the grounds that it`s too costly and prejudicial!

(All area codes 916)

Carole Migden, Chair 319-2013 Dion Aroner 319-2014
Patricia Bates, Vice-Chair 319-2073 Lou Correa 319-2069
Robert Pacheco 319-2060 Kevin Shelley 319-2012
Abel Maldonado 319-2033 Herb Wesson 319-2047
George Runner 319-2036 Helen Thomson 319-2008
Charlene Zettel 319-2075 Patricia Wiggins 319-2007
Roy Ashburn 319-2032 Lou Papan 319-2019
Lynn Daucher 319-2072 Rod Wright 319-2048
Elaine Alquist 319-2022 Jackie Goldberg 319-2045
Gil Cedillo 319-2046 Joe Simitian 319-2021
Ellen Corbett 319-2018

For more information on AB 35, and other CA bills , please go to http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/bilinfo.html.

Thank you!
TRENDING NOW
The Washington Post Gives Gun Control Group and U.S. Senator Three Pinocchios on Suppressors

News  

Second Amendment  

Friday, March 24, 2017

The Washington Post Gives Gun Control Group and U.S. Senator Three Pinocchios on Suppressors

Last week, we wrote about Americans for Responsible Solutions’ irresponsible misinformation about The Hearing Protection Act on Twitter.  Apparently, we weren’t the only ones who took notice of ARS’s complete disregard for the facts on ...

Maryland: House Passes Pro-Carry Legislation

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Maryland: House Passes Pro-Carry Legislation

Yesterday, the Maryland House of Delegates passed House Bill 1036 by a 97-41 vote.

Ohio: Critical Self-Defense Law Takes Effect Today!

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Ohio: Critical Self-Defense Law Takes Effect Today!

Today, March 21, the provisions of the critical self-defense legislation, Sub. Senate Bill 199, go into effect.  Thanks to your active involvement last session, this bill was signed by Governor Kasich last December.  This law ...

Illinois: Gun Seizure Bill Could be Heard by House at Any Time

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Illinois: Gun Seizure Bill Could be Heard by House at Any Time

The Illinois House of Representatives could consider House Bill 2354 at any time.

Arkansas Action Needed: Anti-Gun Bill Which Undermines Concealed Carry Headed to House

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Arkansas Action Needed: Anti-Gun Bill Which Undermines Concealed Carry Headed to House

Today, the Arkansas Senate passed Senate Bill 724, an anti-gun bill which undermines some of the key advancements made with the passage and enactment of House Bill 1249.  SB 724 is now headed to the ...

Oklahoma: Multiple Pro-Gun Bills Passed Out of the House

Friday, March 24, 2017

Oklahoma: Multiple Pro-Gun Bills Passed Out of the House

This week, the Oklahoma House of Representatives passed multiple pro-gun bills, including House Bill 1721, House Bill 2323, and House Bill 2322. 

Trump’s Supreme Court Nominee Embraces Heller and Originalism During Senate Hearings

News  

Second Amendment  

Friday, March 24, 2017

Trump’s Supreme Court Nominee Embraces Heller and Originalism During Senate Hearings

Judge Neil M. Gorsuch, President Trump’s pick to replace the late Justice Antonin Scalia on the U.S. Supreme court, asserted during his confirmation hearings this week that Scalia’s landmark Second Amendment opinion in District of ...

Utah: Governor Signs Self-Defense Legislation into Law

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Utah: Governor Signs Self-Defense Legislation into Law

Tonight, Governor Gary Herbert signed House Bill 198 into law.

Continuing to Fight in California

Friday, March 24, 2017

Continuing to Fight in California

We are excited to inform you of our new California specific webpage – Stand and Fight California.   On this page you will find State Legislation, Legal Updates, and How to Get Involved, among other California ...

Nevada: Senate Passes Anti-Gun SB 115

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Nevada: Senate Passes Anti-Gun SB 115

Yesterday, March 21, the Senate passed anti-gun Senate Bill 115 with a 12-9 vote.  SB 115 was sent to the Assembly for further consideration.  Sponsored by state Senator Moises Denis (D-2), SB 115 would expand the list ...

MORE TRENDING +
LESS TRENDING -
NRA ILA

Established in 1975, the Institute for Legislative Action (ILA) is the "lobbying" arm of the National Rifle Association of America. ILA is responsible for preserving the right of all law-abiding individuals in the legislative, political, and legal arenas, to purchase, possess and use firearms for legitimate purposes as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.