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California: Open Carry Ban Advances to Senate Floor

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Please Stand-Up and Contact Your State Senator Immediately!

Today, Assembly Bill 1934 advanced out of the Senate Appropriations Committee.  AB1934 now heads to the floor of the Senate where it could be considered as early as this week.

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.


Please contact your State Senator TODAY and respectfully urge them to oppose AB1934.
  Contact information for your State Senator can be found by clicking here.



On this edition of the ILA Report, Cam Edwards speaks to NRA-ILA Media Liaison Rachel Parsons about top firearms news and legislation from across the nation. In headlines this week:

  • California: Long Gun Registration Bill to be Voted on Thursday!
  • Pennsylvania: House Judiciary Committee to Consider Attack on Concealed Carry on Tuesday, August 10!
  • NRA Challenges Semi-Auto Ban Referendum in Illinois
  • California: Open Carry Ban Advances to Senate Floor

Airdate:  8/12/10

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