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Two Serious Threats to Our Rights Need Your Opposition in California

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

It Is Imperative That You Stand-Up and Make Your Voices Heard!

Yesterday, two dangerous anti-gun bills were considered in Sacramento.

Assembly Bill 1934 was passed by the Senate Public Safety Committee.  The bill now heads to the Senate Appropriations Committee for consideration. 
Assembly Bill 2223 was defeated by a 4-3 vote in the Senate Natural Resources Committee.  Unfortunately, the bill was granted reconsideration and will be voted on again on Tuesday, June 29.

Simply put, AB1934 would outlaw the open carrying of a handgun for self-defense. This bill is a blatant attack on the self-defense rights of law-abiding Californians.

AB1934 is a knee-jerk reaction by anti-gun legislators to punish citizens for engaging in the legal act of openly carrying an unloaded handgun.  In reality, the open carrying of firearms by law-abiding citizens is forced by California's unfair concealed carry law, which allows some citizens from some counties to receive a permit to carry, while their neighbors in the next county are denied that basic right for political, not public safety, reasons.


AB2223 would outlaw the use of lead shot when shooting or hunting in state-run wildlife management areas.  There is no scientific evidence justifying this proposed ban.  It is intended only to discourage hunting in California and that is why the Humane Society of the United States is 
pushing for it.

Please contact the members of the Senate Appropriations Committee and respectfully urge them to oppose AB1934.  Also, please continue to contact the Senate Natural Resources Committee and ask for their opposition of AB2223.  Contact information for both committees can be found below.

SENATE APPROPRIATIONS COMMITTEE:

State Senator Christine Kehoe (Chair)
(916) 651-4039

State Senator Dave Cox (Vice-Chair)
(916) 651-4001

State Senator Elaine Alquist
(916) 651-4013

State Senator Ellen Corbett
(916) 651-4010

State Senator Jeff Denham
(916) 651-4012

State Senator Mark Leno
(916) 651-4003

State Senator Curren Price
(916) 651-4026

State Senator Mimi Walters
(916) 651-4033

State Senator Lois Wolk
(916) 651-4005

State Senator Mark Wyland
(916) 651-4038

State Senator Leland Yee
(916) 651-4008


SENATE NATURAL RESOURCES COMMITTEE:

State Senator Fran Pavley (Chair)
(916) 651-4023

State Senator Dennis Hollingsworth
(916) 651-4036

State
Senator Robert Huff
(
916) 651-4029


State Senator Christine Kehoe
(916) 651-4039


State Senator Alan Lowenthal
(916) 651-4027

State
Senator Alex Padilla
(916) 651-4020

State
Senator Joe Simitian
(916) 651-4011

State Senator Lois Wolk

(916) 651-4005


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