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Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Please Contact Your State Assembly Member Today!

On Tuesday, April 15, numerous bills affecting our Second Amendment rights were considered by the California Legislature.

The Assembly Public Safety Committee passed Assembly Bill 2235, a bill to forbid the sale of handguns other than "owner-authorized (or “smart”) handguns" -- that is, handguns with a permanent, programmable biometric feature that renders the firearm useless unless activated by the authorized user.   No proven, viable handgun of this type has ever been developed.  AB2235 now heads to the Assembly floor for consideration.

Introduced by Assemblyman Mark DeSaulnier (D-11), AB2235 would require the Attorney General to report to the Governor and Legislature on the availability of owner-authorized handguns; once the Attorney General finds that these guns are available, only “owner-authorized” handguns could be approved for sale in California.  

The law enforcement community has even expressed concerns about the use of this technology in firearms.  How often has your computer malfunctioned while simply sitting stationary on your desktop?  With that in mind, are you willing to put your personal safety, and that of your loved ones, in the hands of a sensitive computer system exposed to recoil, heat, solvents, dirt and grime?  For an informative article about smart guns and the New Jersey law this bill is based on, please click here.

Assembly Bill 2948, sponsored by State Assembly Member Mark Leno (D-13) was approved by the Assembly Business and Professions Committee and now is en route to the Assembly floor for deliberation.  AB2948 would ban the sale of firearms and ammunition on the property or inside the buildings that comprise the Cow Palace.

While these threats to our rights have made it to the Assembly floor, one attack of anti-freedom forces was thwarted.  Assembly Bill 2566 by State Assembly Member Loni Hancock (D-14), failed to pass in the Assembly Public Safety Committee.  AB2566 would have repealed statewide preemption statutes and allowed cities, counties, and other such localities to enact their own forms of restrictive regulation on handguns.  Uniform laws regulating firearms and ammunition are necessary to protect the constitutional rights of California’s law-abiding gun owners and to prevent anti-gun municipalities from passing their own laws, which may conflict with state law.

Please contact your State Assembly Member and respectfully urge him or her to oppose AB2235 and AB2948 when it comes before them for a vote.  Contact information can be found by clicking here

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