Explore The NRA Universe Of Websites

APPEARS IN Legal & Legislation

California Legislative Update - 8/17/01

Friday, August 17, 2001

Legislators Return to Sacramento to Begin Debate on Important Gun Bills

Monday, August 20, marks the last month of the California legislative session, and a host of controversial bills await hearings. While a number of measures have become two-year bills, several that adversely affect the firearms community are slated to be heard (see below). The final days of session are typically marked by last minute maneuvers and rule waivers, which is why it`s imperative that you keep a watchful eye on the progress of firearm-related bills. NRA will keep you up-to-date as events unfold at the Capitol through our e-mail and fax alert system. For a detailed description of these bills, log onto Official California Legislative Information.

  • AB 22 (Lowenthal) - This bill seeks to prohibit a local licensing authority from issuing a permit to sell firearms from residential dwellings with a population of less than 100,000, after January 2004, unless the applicant is a gunsmith or has been issued a license prior to January 2002. This bill also seeks to prohibit the issuance of permits to sell machine guns out of residential dwellings.
    To be heard in the Senate Appropriations Committee on August 20.

  • AB 35 (Shelley) - This bill seeks to require an individual who wishes to purchase a handgun to first obtain a license and undergo a series of tests, including a written test, safe handling, and shooting proficiency test, as well as supply a thumb print.
    To be heard in the Senate Appropriations Committee on August 20.

  • SB 52 (Scott) - This measure seeks to mandate that an individual who wishes to purchase, loan, or transfer a handgun must first obtain a license and pass a written test and a safe handling demonstration.
    To be heard in Assembly Appropriations Committee possibly on August 22.

  • SB 510 (Scott) - This bill seeks to require that all semiautomatic pistols manufactured or imported into this state for sale after January 2003 include a chamber loaded indicator and/or a detachable magazine disconnect mechanism.
    To be heard in Assembly Appropriations Committee on August 22.
* Senator Don Perata (D-Alameda) and Assemblyman Paul Koretz (D-Hollywood) have just introduced legislation that seeks to repeal provisions in the Civil Code that prohibit reckless lawsuits against law-abiding gun manufacturers. SB 682 (Perata) to be heard in Assembly Appropriations on August 22, and AB 496 (Koretz) were introduced on the heels of the recent CA Supreme Court decision that rejected the notion that manufacturers should be held liable for the criminal misuse of firearms.

It is vital that NRA members, friends, and family continue to keep the pressure on in opposition to these bills during these last days of session. Thank you for your support!

Contact the Committees below about these bills!

Senate Appropriations Committee
Assembly Appropriations Committee
Senate Public Safety Committee
Assembly Public Safety Committee

TRENDING NOW
Your Members of Congress Need to Hear from You on the Hearing Protection Act of 2017

News  

Friday, January 13, 2017

Your Members of Congress Need to Hear from You on the Hearing Protection Act of 2017

On Monday, Sen. Mike Crapo (R-ID) – joined by co-sponsors Sens. Jerry Moran (R-KS) and Rand Paul (R-KY) – introduced S. 59, the Hearing Protection Act of 2017 (HPA). Similar legislation was introduced in the ...

Alert: WA State Proposes Draconian Gun Ban Bills

News  

Friday, January 13, 2017

Alert: WA State Proposes Draconian Gun Ban Bills

Inspired, perhaps, by Oscar Wilde (“Moderation is a fatal thing. Nothing succeeds like excess”), Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson has announced two new sweeping gun control bills, with Sen. David Frockt (D-Seattle) and Rep. ...

National Concealed Carry Reciprocity Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them

News  

Friday, January 13, 2017

National Concealed Carry Reciprocity Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them

On January 3rd, Congressman Richard Hudson (R-N.C.8th) introduced H.R. 38, the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017, which simply allows lawful firearm carriers from any state to carry a concealed firearm in any other state. The bill ...

Supreme Court Asked to Review California’s Restrictive Carry Regime

News  

Friday, January 13, 2017

Supreme Court Asked to Review California’s Restrictive Carry Regime

On Thursday, the NRA-supported case Peruta v. California took an important step towards restoring the right to bear arms in California.  The plaintiffs in the case, California gun owners and the California Rifle and Pistol ...

Virginia: Senate Committee to Hear Numerous Gun Bills Tomorrow

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Virginia: Senate Committee to Hear Numerous Gun Bills Tomorrow

Tomorrow, January 18, the Senate Courts of Justice is expected to hear and possibly vote on several firearm-related bills.

Increase in Violent Crime: National Trend Driven by Local Politics?

News  

Friday, January 13, 2017

Increase in Violent Crime: National Trend Driven by Local Politics?

The FBI released its Preliminary Semiannual Uniform Crime Report earlier this week and the bad news is that violent crime increased for the second consecutive year.

Kansas: Bill Introduced Attempting to Repeal Pro-Self-Defense Law

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Kansas: Bill Introduced Attempting to Repeal Pro-Self-Defense Law

In 2013, the Kansas Legislature passed the Public Building Security Act, pro-gun legislation that amended the Personal and Family Protection Act. 

NRA Statement on Nomination of Ryan Zinke to Secretary of the Interior

News  

Friday, December 16, 2016

NRA Statement on Nomination of Ryan Zinke to Secretary of the Interior

Chris W. Cox, executive director of the National Rifle Association's Institute for Legislative Action, issued the following statement on the nomination of Congressman Ryan Zinke to be the Secretary of the Interior

Indiana: Legislative Session Begins with Numerous Pro-Gun Bills Filed

Friday, January 13, 2017

Indiana: Legislative Session Begins with Numerous Pro-Gun Bills Filed

With the 2017 Indiana legislative session underway, we are happy to report that a number of pro-gun bills have been filed.

The NRA Bids Farewell to Roy Innis, Civil Rights Champion: June 6, 1934 – Jan. 8, 2017

News  

Friday, January 13, 2017

The NRA Bids Farewell to Roy Innis, Civil Rights Champion: June 6, 1934 – Jan. 8, 2017

America lost a civil rights icon and a true free thinker with the death of Roy Innis on Jan. 8. For the NRA, his departure was personal. Mr. Innis served on the NRA’s Board of ...

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.