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California: Anti-Gun Bills to be Heard in Senate Appropriations Committee on Monday

Thursday, April 25, 2013

On Monday, April 29, the state Senate Appropriations Committee is scheduled to hear several anti-gun bills.  Please call AND e-mail members of the Senate Appropriations Committee urging them to OPPOSE these anti-gun bills that will have no effect on reducing crime.  Contact information for members of this committee is provided below.

Anti-gun bills to be heard in the Senate Appropriations Committee on Monday, April 29:

Senate Bill 108 (Yee) requires mandatory locked storage of firearms within a locked house regardless of whether anyone is present. 

Senate Bill 293 (DeSaulnier) BANS the sale of conventional handguns, if the state Department of Justice approves the sale of “Owner Authorized – Smart” handgun technology. 

Senate Bill 299 (DeSaulnier) turns victims of firearm theft into criminals for failing to report the loss of their firearm within 48 hours. 

Senate Bill 475 (Leno) requires the prior approval of the board of supervisors of both the County of San Mateo and the City and County of San Francisco to allow a gun show at the Cow Palace. 

Don't forget to forward this alert to your family, friends and fellow gun owners throughout California and urge them to do the same.  We need all of California gun owners and Second Amendment supporters to continually call AND e-mail state legislators opposing all anti-gun legislation. The California Legislature needs to know that these egregious attacks against law-abiding citizens must stop.

Senate Appropriations Committee:

Senator Kevin de León (D-22) Chairman

(916) 651-4022

E-mail here


Senator Mimi Walters (R-37) Vice Chairman

(916) 651-4037

E-mail here


Senator Ted Gaines (R-1)

(916) 651-4001

E-mail here


Senate Jerry Hill (D-13)

(916) 651-4013

E-mail here


Senator Ricardo Lara (D-33)

(916) 651-4033

E-mail here


Senator Alex Padilla (D-20)

(916) 651-4020

E-mail here


Senator Darrell Steinberg (D-6)

(916) 651-4006

E-mail here

You can write your representative here urging them to OPPOSE the anti-gun bills listed above.  Please feel free to also copy and paste all the bill information to ensure your state legislators know which bills to OPPOSE.

You can also send a letter to all elected officials in California here.  Please feel free to copy and paste all the bill information above to ensure the elected officials of California know which bills to OPPOSE.

You can also find information about anti-gun and pro-gun legislation in California at


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