Contact your state Senator and Assemblyman TODAY!
There are two weeks left of the 2011
Please contact your state Senator and urge him or her to OPPOSE AB 144.
Please contact your state Assemblyman and urge him or her to OPPOSE SB 427 and SB 819.
Contact information for your state Senator and Assemblyman can be found here.
Below is an explanation of the bills listed above.
Assembly Bill 144 (OPPOSE) would ban the open carrying of an unloaded handgun. In reality, the open carrying of firearms by law-abiding citizens is caused by
Senate Bill 427 (OPPOSE) would grant authority to law enforcement to collect sales records from ammunition retailers, require ammunition vendors to notify local law enforcement of their intention to engage in the business of selling ammunition AND include a list of “calibers” which would have to be registered at the point-of-purchase. This would include ammunition popular among hunters and collectors that has no association with crime. This point-of-sale registration of all ammunition purchases in the state would be available for inspection by the California Department of Justice at any time. If enacted, SB 427 would add significant costs to the state, in terms of enforcement and lost sales tax revenue by driving business out-of-state.
Senate Bill 819 (OPPOSE) would allow the Department of Justice to use the Dealer Record of Sales (DROS) funds to help pay for enforcement of California firearm possession laws in the Armed & Prohibited Persons Systems program. The DROS fund monies were originally collected from every firearm purchaser to pay for the administrative process for background checks. This bill will divert and drain hundreds of thousands of dollars of DROS fee monies that YOU have paid for background checks. As a result, the DROS fund will certainly run out of money. When it does, they will almost certainly want another increase in the fees YOU PAY for FIREARM background checks.
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