Please Continue Checking Your Email and www.NRAILA.org for UpdatesSenate Bill 697 was scheduled to be heard on Tuesday, April 28 in the Senate Public Safety Committee. Yesterday, SB697 was pulled from the committee schedule at the request of the sponsor, State Senator Mark DeSaulnier (D-7).
SB697 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. The bill would require the California 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
While this development is a solid step towards defeating SB697, the bill still poses a threat. Please continue checking your email and www.NRAILA.org for updates.