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California “Smart Gun” Bill Passes Assembly, Now Heads to Senate!

Thursday, May 29, 2008

On Wednesday, May 28, the Assembly voted 41-30 to pass Assembly Bill 2235.  The bill now heads to the Senate for its consideration.

AB2235 would prohibit 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. 

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. 

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