Time is running out!
You MUST contact your state Senator and Senate Committee Members TODAY
The following bills are scheduled to be heard on Tuesday, June 18, in the Senate Public Safety Committee. Please call AND e-mail members of the Senate Public Safety Committee and respectfully urge them to OPPOSE AB 180 and AB 231. These onerous and misguided bills will do nothing to reduce violent crime and will only turn currently law-abiding citizens into criminals should they be enacted. You cannot let that happen! Please forward this alert to family, friends and sportsmen throughout California because it is going to take a united effort to stop this egregious and deeply flawed legislation. Contact information for the members of the Senate Public Safety Committee is provided below.
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 traveling through Oakland. AB 180 passed in the state Assembly by a 46 to 29 vote on May 28.
Assembly Bill 231 (Ting) expands the current law for Criminal Storage of Firearms and child access. This measure would not increase safety and would simply create unreasonable storage procedures which would take away law-abiding gun owners’ inherent right to self-defense. A firearm owner acting with the utmost care and precaution would be held criminally liable “regardless of whether the person knows or reasonably knows that a child is likely to gain access to the firearm.” A violation of this section can be punished as a FELONY. AB 231 passed in the state Assembly by a 46 to 30 vote on May 28.
Senate Public Safety Committee:
Senator Loni Hancock (D-9), Chairman
Office: (916) 651-4009
Fax: (916) 327-1997
Senator Joel Anderson (R-36), Vice Chairman
Office: (916) 651-4036
Fax: (916) 447-9008
Senator Marty Block (D-39)
Office: (916) 651-4039
Fax: (916) 327-2188
Senator Kevin de León (D-22)
Office: (916) 651-4022
Fax: (916) 327-8817
Senator Steve Knight (R-21)
Office: (916) 651-0021
Fax: (916) 324-7543
Senator Carol Liu (D-25)
Office: (916) 651-4025
Fax: (916) 445-3712
Senator Darrel Steinberg (D-6)
Office: (916) 651-4006
Fax: (916) 323-2263
On Tuesday, June 11, Assembly Bill 169 and Assembly Bill 711 both passed in their respective Senate committees by a party-line vote. These bills have been scheduled to be heard in the Senate Appropriations Committee on Monday, June 24. Please call AND e-mail members of the Senate Appropriations Committee TODAY and respectfully urge them to OPPOSE these two extreme anti-gun and anti-hunting bills. Contact information for members of this Committee is provided below.
Assembly Bill 169 (Dickinson) passed in the Senate Public Safety Committee by a 5 to 2 vote. AB 169 would prohibit the transfer of millions of lawfully owned handguns and jeopardize the continued ownership of constitutionally protected firearms. Current California law allows handguns that are not on the state Department of Justice (DOJ) approved handgun roster to be sold or transferred to another individual through consignment sale or as a private party transfer, provided that the sale is completed through a licensed firearms retailer. AB 169 would BAN the sale of ALL handguns (NEW AND USED) that are NOT on the DOJ approved roster of "safe" handguns.
There are MILLIONS of handguns that were manufactured and/or purchased prior to the enactment of the DOJ approved handgun roster law. Most of the handguns lawfully possessed in California today, are not currently on the California Department of Justice (DOJ) approved handgun roster of new handguns that licensed dealers are allowed to sell to the public nor will those handguns ever be allowed to be added to the “approved” roster. If enacted, AB 169 would leave gun owners who lawfully purchased a handgun with no legal means to sell or transfer their handgun.
Assembly Bill 711 (Rendon) passed in the Senate Natural Resources and Water Committee by a 7 to 2 vote. AB 711 would make California the first state in the nation to prohibit the use of lead ammunition for ALL hunting. Such a ban on traditional ammunition would have devastating effects on hunting and conservation. You cannot let this happen! Many hunters would not be able to afford the higher cost of non-traditional ammunition.
Senate Appropriations Committee:
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