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Dangerous Anti-Gun Bills Moving Forward in California Senate!

Friday, June 20, 2008

Please Make Your Voice Heard Today! 

Three anti-gun bills are making their way through the California Senate and it is imperative that you voice your opposition to them. 

Assembly Bill 2062 was passed by the Senate Public Safety Committee on Tuesday, June 17.  The bill now heads to the Senate Appropriations Committee for its consideration.

Sponsored by State Assembly Member Kevin De Leon (D-45), AB2062 would make it a crime to privately transfer more than 50 rounds of ammunition per month, even between family and friends, unless you are registered as a “handgun ammunition vendor” in the Department of Justice’s database.  Ammunition retailers would have to be licensed and store ammunition in such a manner that it would be inaccessible to purchasers.  The bill would also require vendors to keep a record of the transaction including the ammunition buyer’s name, driver’s license, the quantity, caliber, type of ammunition purchased, and right thumbprint, which would be submitted to the Department of Justice.  All ammunition sales in the state of California would be subject to a $3 per transaction tax.  Lastly, mail order ammunition sales would be prohibited.  Any violator of AB2062 would be subject to civil fines.
  

Assembly Bill 2235 has been assigned to the Senate Public Safety Committee and is scheduled to be heard next Tuesday, June 24. 

This legislation 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.  

Also scheduled to be heard in the Senate Public Safety Committee on Tuesday is Assembly Bill 2948, introduced by State Assembly Member Mark Leno (D-13).  Simply put, this dangerous bill would ban the sale of firearms and ammunition on the property or inside the buildings that comprise the Cow Palace. 

Please contact the members of the Senate Appropriations Committee and Senate Public Safety Committee TODAY and urge them to oppose these threats to our Second Amendment freedoms.  Contact information for both committees can be found below. 

SENATE APPROPRIATIONS COMMITTEE (OPPOSE AB2062):

State Senator Tom Torlakson (Chair)
Phone: (916) 651-4007
Fax: (916) 445-2527

State Senator Dave Cox (Vice Chair)
Phone:
(916) 651-4001
Fax: (916) 324-2680

State Senator Samuel Aanestad
Phone:
(916) 651-4004
Fax: (916) 445-7750

State Senator Roy Ashburn
Phone:
(916) 651-4018
Fax: (916) 322-3304

State Senator Gilbert Cedillo
Phone:  (916) 651-4022
Fax:  (916) 327-8817

State Senator Ellen Corbett
Phone:  (916) 651-4010
Fax:  (916) 327-2433

State Senator Robert Dutton
Phone:
(916) 651-4031
Fax: (916) 327-2272

State Senator Dean Florez
Phone:  (916) 651-4016
Fax:  (916) 327-5989

State Senator Sheila Kuehl
Phone:  (916) 651-4023
Fax:  (916) 324-4823
senator.kuehl@sen.ca.gov

State Senator Jenny Oropeza
Phone: (916) 651-4028
Fax: (916) 323-6056

State Senator Mark Ridley-Thomas
Phone: (916) 651-4026
Fax: (916) 445-8899

State Senator George Runner
Phone:
(916) 651-4017
Fax: (916) 445-4662

State Senator Joe Simitian
Phone: (916) 651-4011
Fax: (916) 323-4529


State Senator Mark Wyland
Phone:
(916) 651-4038
Fax: (916) 446-7382

State Senator Leland Yee
Phone: (916) 651-4008
Fax: (916) 327-2186

 

SENATE PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE (AB2235 AND AB2948):

State Senator Gloria Romero, Chair
Phone: (916) 651-4024
Fax: (916) 445-0485
senator.romero@sen.ca.gov

State Senator Bob Margett, Vice Chair
Phone: (916) 651-4029
Fax: (916) 324-0922

State Senator Gilbert Cedillo
Phone: (916) 651-4022
Fax: (916) 327-8817

State Senator Dave Cogdill
Phone: (916) 651-4014
Fax: (916) 327-3523

State Senator Don Perata
Phone: (916) 651-4009
Fax: (916) 327-1997

 
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