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Anti-Gun Legislation with Severe Ramifications Continues to Move in Sacramento

Friday, May 31, 2013

Your state Legislators MUST hear your OPPOSITION to these anti-gun bills

 

This week has been hard for law-abiding gun owners in California.  Several egregious anti-gun bills have passed their legislative chamber of origin. 

 

The fight to stop these bills is not over yet.

 

Please continue to call AND e-mail your state legislators urging them to OPPOSE the anti-gun legislation below that will do nothing to reduce violent crime in California or prevent criminal access to or misuse of firearms.  Contact information for your state legislators can be found here.

 

Also, don’t forget to forward this alert to your family, friends and fellow gun owners in California, because this fight is going to take everyone’s help across California if the Second Amendment is going to survive!

 

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The following radical anti-gun bills with serious ramifications for law-abiding gun owners have passed in the state Senate and are awaiting committee assignment in the state Assembly:

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.  SB 47 passed in the state Senate by a 23 to 15 vote.

Senate Bill 374 (Steinberg) expands the definition of "assault weapons" to BAN the future transfer of all semi-automatic rifles that accept detachable magazines (including 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.  SB 374 passed in the state Senate by a 23 to 15 vote.

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.  SB 396 passed in the state Senate by a 25 to 14 vote.

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.  SB 53 passed in the state Senate by a 23 to 15 vote.

Senate Bill 108 (Yee) requires mandatory locked storage of firearms in a locked house regardless of whether anyone is present.  SB 108 passed in the state Senate by a 21 to 17 vote.

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. SB 293 passed in the state Senate by a 22 to 14 vote.

Senate Bill 299 (DeSaulnier) turns victims of firearm theft into criminals for failing to report the loss of their firearm within an arbitrarily allotted amount of time.  SB 299 passed in the state Senate by a 24 to 15 vote.

Senate Bill 567 (Jackson) expands the definition of shotgun for “short-barreled shotguns” that are illegal to own with a new definition so flawed it can include reclassify handguns shooting "Shot-shells" as shotguns.  SB 567 passed in the state Senate by a 22 to 15 vote.

Senate Bill 683 (Block) expands the requirement for a firearms safety certificate from handguns to rifle purchases.  SB 683 passed in the state Senate by a 28 to 11 vote.

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.  SB 755 passed in the state Senate by a 25 to 12 vote.

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The following extreme anti-gun bills with serious ramifications for law-abiding gun owners have passed in the state Assembly and are awaiting committee assignment in the state Senate:

Assembly Bill 48 (Skinner) BANS the sale of magazine parts kits that can hold more than ten cartridges, and requires mandatory reporting of law-abiding citizens who purchase more than 3,000 rounds of ammunition with a five-day period.  AB 48 passed in the state Assembly by a 45 to 26 vote.

Assembly Bill 169 (Dickinson) BANS the sale of handguns not on the state-approved roster.  This would BAN the sale of millions of used handguns currently owned by Californians.  AB 169 passed in the state Assembly by a 43 to 27 vote.

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.  AB 180 passed in the state Assembly by a 46 to 29 vote.

Assembly Bill 231 (Ting) expands the law for Criminal Storage of Firearms and child access.  AB 231 passed in the state Assembly by a 46 to 30 vote.

Assembly Bill 711 (Rendon) BANS the use of all lead ammunition for hunting.  AB 711 passed in the state Assembly by a 44 to 21 vote.

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.

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Also, the following anti-gun legislation failed to receive a final vote in the state Assembly Appropriations Committee before its deadline, so it has been defeated for the year:

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

Assembly Bill 760 (Dickinson) imposes an additional $.05 (five cents) sales tax PER ROUND of ammunition.

 

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