Explore The NRA Universe Of Websites

APPEARS IN Legal & Legislation

California Legislature Hearing More Anti-Gun Bills Before Its Summer Recess

Monday, July 4, 2011

Contact members of the Assembly Appropriations Committee TODAY!

 

The California Legislature is trying to get as many anti-gun bills passed before its summer recess starts on July 15. Two more anti-gun bills have been scheduled for a hearing this Wednesday, July 6. We need all NRA members, gun owners and sportsmen across California to call AND e-mail members of the Assembly Appropriations Committee.  The Committee is scheduled to hear Senate Bill 427 (local licensing of handgun ammunition sellers and ammunition ban) and Senate Bill 819 (reallocation of Dealer Record of Sales (DROS) funds).

 

Anti-gun extremist Senator Kevin De León has another anti-gun bill, SB 427, which attacks retailers that sell ammunition and purchasers who order ammunition online or via mail order catalogues.

 

SB 427 grants authority to law enforcement to collect ammo sales records from ammunition retailers, while requiring ammunition vendors to notify local law enforcement of their intention to engage in the business of selling ammunition. However, this was just the start of De León’s intentions with SB 427. After it passed in the state Senate by a 22 to 14 vote, it was amended in the Assembly to include a list of “calibers” which would have to be registered, including ammunition popular among hunters and collectors that has no association with crime. By amending SB 427 to require registration of ammunition sales, De León avoided scrutiny by the Senate Appropriations Committee. To be sure, SB 427 will result in significant costs to the state, both in terms of enforcement costs and lost sale tax revenue by driving business out-of-state.

 

Another bill that will ultimately add more red ink to California’s budget and has already passed in the state Senate by a 22 to 16 vote is SB 819. Introduced by F-rated state Senator Mark Leno, SB 819 would allow Dealer Record of Sales (DROS) funds to go to the Department of Justice (DOJ) to help pay for the enforcement of California firearm possession laws in the Armed & Prohibited Persons Systems (APPS) program. The DROS fund monies were originally collected from every firearm purchaser to pay for the administrative process for background checks.

 

The Legislature has raided this fund before to help the Department of Justice pay its bills and now they are at it again. This bill could cost the DROS fund everything and that amount is currently over three million dollars. According to a June 16 news release, Attorney General Kamala Harris states that the DROS fund monies will be used to pay for the APPS program, which will hire and train new agents.  To hire and train a new special agent for APPS, the cost is around $265,000 and another $207,000 per year.  As a result, the DROS fund will certainly run out of money. When it does, what will be their answer to this problem – another increase in the fees for background checks.

 

Please call AND e-mail members of the Assembly Appropriations Committee TODAY and urge them to OPPOSE SB 427 and SB 819. Let this committee know these bills will do nothing to stop crime and everything to do with imposing ridiculous and unnecessary restrictions on law-abiding Californians.  The members of the Assembly Appropriations Committee can be found here.

 

Please take a moment to forward this alert to your family, friends and fellow gun owners.  We need everyone in California to fight against passage of all anti-gun legislation.

 

Anti-gun extremists are working hard to eliminate gun ownership in California by any possible meansWE need to work harder to remind them that the Constitution still applies to California. Take action today and help save California from destroying what our Founding Fathers established over two centuries ago – FREEDOM.

TRENDING NOW
The Washington Post Gives Gun Control Group and U.S. Senator Three Pinocchios on Suppressors

News  

Second Amendment  

Friday, March 24, 2017

The Washington Post Gives Gun Control Group and U.S. Senator Three Pinocchios on Suppressors

Last week, we wrote about Americans for Responsible Solutions’ irresponsible misinformation about The Hearing Protection Act on Twitter.  Apparently, we weren’t the only ones who took notice of ARS’s complete disregard for the facts on ...

Seattle Gun Tax Fails to Generate Projected Revenue, Succeeds in Burdening Rights

News  

Gun Laws  

Friday, March 24, 2017

Seattle Gun Tax Fails to Generate Projected Revenue, Succeeds in Burdening Rights

On March 16, 2017, the Seattle Times reported that Seattle city officials were reluctant to release data on the revenue generated by the city’s firearms and ammunition tax, citing taxpayer confidentiality concerns. Less than a ...

Trump’s Supreme Court Nominee Embraces Heller and Originalism During Senate Hearings

News  

Second Amendment  

Friday, March 24, 2017

Trump’s Supreme Court Nominee Embraces Heller and Originalism During Senate Hearings

Judge Neil M. Gorsuch, President Trump’s pick to replace the late Justice Antonin Scalia on the U.S. Supreme court, asserted during his confirmation hearings this week that Scalia’s landmark Second Amendment opinion in District of ...

Oklahoma: Multiple Pro-Gun Bills Passed Out of the House

Friday, March 24, 2017

Oklahoma: Multiple Pro-Gun Bills Passed Out of the House

This week, the Oklahoma House of Representatives passed multiple pro-gun bills, including House Bill 1721, House Bill 2323, and House Bill 2322. 

Continuing to Fight in California

Friday, March 24, 2017

Continuing to Fight in California

We are excited to inform you of our new California specific webpage – Stand and Fight California.   On this page you will find State Legislation, Legal Updates, and How to Get Involved, among other California ...

More Firearms, More Firearms Owners, Fewer Fatal Accidents

News  

Second Amendment  

Friday, March 24, 2017

More Firearms, More Firearms Owners, Fewer Fatal Accidents

The National Safety Council released the 2017 edition of its annual Injury Facts report this week, and it contains welcome news about firearm safety. 

Illinois: Gun Seizure Bill Could be Heard by House at Any Time

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Illinois: Gun Seizure Bill Could be Heard by House at Any Time

The Illinois House of Representatives could consider House Bill 2354 at any time.

Arkansas Action Needed: Anti-Gun Bill Which Undermines Concealed Carry Headed to House

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Arkansas Action Needed: Anti-Gun Bill Which Undermines Concealed Carry Headed to House

Today, the Arkansas Senate passed Senate Bill 724, an anti-gun bill which undermines some of the key advancements made with the passage and enactment of House Bill 1249.  SB 724 is now headed to the ...

Utah: Governor Signs Self-Defense Legislation into Law

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Utah: Governor Signs Self-Defense Legislation into Law

Tonight, Governor Gary Herbert signed House Bill 198 into law.

Arkansas: Urgent Action Needed to Oppose Anti-Gun Bill

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Arkansas: Urgent Action Needed to Oppose Anti-Gun Bill

Senate Bill 724, an anti-gun bill which undermines some of the key advancements made with the passage and enactment of House Bill 1249, could be considered by the House Judiciary Committee as early as tomorrow.  ...

MORE TRENDING +
LESS TRENDING -
NRA ILA

Established in 1975, the Institute for Legislative Action (ILA) is the "lobbying" arm of the National Rifle Association of America. ILA is responsible for preserving the right of all law-abiding individuals in the legislative, political, and legal arenas, to purchase, possess and use firearms for legitimate purposes as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.