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California: Several Anti-Gun Bills Scheduled for a Final Vote in Chamber of Origin and More to be Heard in Committee

Friday, May 3, 2013

Your state Legislators must hear your OPPOSITION of these anti-gun bills TODAY

 

The assault on our Second Amendment rights continues with anti-gun bills moving through the California Legislature.  Unfortunately, there are several anti-gun bills that have been scheduled to be considered on the state Senate and Assembly floor with more anti-guns bills scheduled to be heard in their respective state Senate and Assembly committee.  Please call and e-mail your state Senator and Assemblyman, along with members of the respective state Senate and Assembly committee urging them to OPPOSE the anti-gun measures below.

The following three anti-gun Senate bills are currently scheduled for a vote on the Senate floor and could be brought up for that vote as early as Monday, May 6.  Please contact your state Senator and respectfully urge him or her to OPPOSE these anti-gun bills.  Contact information for your state Senator can be found here.

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

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.  This would allow the local anti-gun politicians to BAN the gun show.

The anti-gun Assembly bill below is currently scheduled for a vote on the Assembly floor and could be brought up as early as Monday, May 6.  Please contact your Assemblyman and respectfully urge him or her to OPPOSE these anti-gun bills.  Contact information for your Assemblyman can be found here.

Assembly Bill 169 (Dickinson) BANS the sale of handguns not on the state-approved roster. This bill is so flawed that the provisions will BAN the sale of millions of old and used handguns CURRENTLY owned by Californians by dealers and PRIVATE PARTY transfers.

The following six anti-gun Senate bills will be heard in the state Senate Appropriations Committee on Monday, May 6.  Contact information for members of the state Senate Appropriations Committee can be found here.

Senate Bill 47 (Yee) expands the definition of “assault weapons” to BAN the future sale of rifles that have been designed/sold and are equipped to use the “bullet button” or similar device, requires NEW “assault weapon” registration of ALL those semi-auto rifles that are currently possessed to retain legal possession in the future, and subjects these firearms to all other “assault weapons” restrictions.

Senate Bill 53 (DeLeon) requires persons to buy an annual ammunition purchase permit, requires the registration and thumbprint of the purchaser for each ammunition purchase, and bans online and mail order sales of ammunition to Californians.

Senate Bill 374 (Steinberg) expands the definition of "assault weapons" to BAN the future transfer of all semi-auto rifles that accept detachable magazines (including those chambered for rimfire cartridges) and virtually all semi-auto rifles with fixed magazines (primarily those chambered for rimfire cartridges), requires NEW "assault weapon" registration, requires registration of ALL those semi-auto rifles that are currently possessed to retain legal possession in the future, and subjects these firearms to all other "assault weapon" restrictions.

Senate Bill 396 (Hancock) BANS the POSSESSION of any magazine with a capacity to accept more than ten cartridges, including currently legally possessed "grandfathered large capacity” magazines.

Senate Bill 567 (Jackson) expands the definition of shotgun for “short-barreled shotguns” that are illegal to own.  The current definition in the proposed law is so flawed it can include reclassify handguns shooting "Shot-shells" as shotguns.

Senate Bill 755 (Wolk) expands the list of persons prohibited from owning a firearm, including persons who have operated cars and boats while they are impaired commonly referred to as DUI.

 

The anti-gun Assembly bill below is scheduled to be heard in the Assembly Revenue and Taxation Committee on Monday, May 6.  Contact information for the Assembly Revenue and Taxation Committee can be found here.

Assembly Bill 187 (Bonta) imposes an addition ten percent sales tax on ammunition.

 

The anti-gun Assembly bill below is scheduled to be heard in the Assembly Public Safety Committee on Tuesday, May 7.   Contact information for the Assembly Public Safety Committee can be found here.

Assembly Bill 180 (Bonta) repeals California’s firearm preemption law by granting Oakland an exemption to enact unique laws regarding possession, registration, licensing and subjecting gun owners to unknowing criminal liability when travelling through Oakland.

 

The anti-gun Assembly bill below is scheduled to be heard in the Assembly Public Safety Committee on Wednesday, May 8.   Contact information for the Assembly Appropriations Committee can be found here.

Assembly Bill 711 (Rendon) BANS the use of all lead ammunition for hunting.  For more information about AB 711, click here.

 

Unfortunately, on May 1, Governor Brown signed Senate Bill 140 into law.  SB 140 steals from law-abiding gun owners by raiding $24 million from the Dealers' Record of Sale (DROS) Special Account to fund the Department of Justice's backlog in the Armed Prohibited Persons System (APPS).  The DROS Account is the collection of money from firearm purchasers that pays for the administrative process for background checks and registration.  Unfortunately, with the DROS account having a surplus of funds, the California Department of Justice (DOJ) uses it like their own personal piggy bank and raids it whenever they feel like it.  

The NRA initiated litigation last year on the Department of Justice continuing to charge excess DROS fees on EVERY firearms purchase and is in the discovery process for evidence.  This fight over the continued misuse of DROS is NOT over and will continue in court.

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 www.calnra.com.

 

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Help the NRA expand its California network to keep all pro-Second Amendment Californians better informed about legislation in Congress, Sacramento, and locally that threatens your right to keep and bear arms, as well as developments in Second Amendment litigation and regulatory enforcement actions.  Please forward this email to your family, friends and fellow gun owners, whether they belong to the NRA or not!  Encourage them to sign up for California NRA’s Stayed Informed e-mails here. And follow NRA through these additional connections:

 

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The NRA recognizes that California is one of the most active Second Amendment "battleground states," so for decades NRA has devoted substantial resources to fighting for the right to keep and bear arms for Californians. The NRA has full-time legislative advocates in its Sacramento office fighting ill-conceived gun ban proposals. NRA coordinates a statewide campaign to fight ill-conceived local gun bans and regulations. And NRA has been litigating cases in California courts to promote the right to self-defense and the Second Amendment for many years. NRA’s California legal team continues to work pro-actively to strike down ill-conceived gun control laws and ordinances, and to protect the Second Amendment rights of California firearms owners. For information about NRA’s litigation efforts, see www.nraila.org/legal/litigation.aspx

 

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