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California: More Anti-Gun Legislation Scheduled for Hearings in Sacramento

Monday, August 19, 2013

Your Privacy, Freedom and Right to Self-Defense are at Stake

This Wednesday, August 21, the state Assembly Appropriations Committee has four anti-gun bills scheduled to be heard.  It is critical that you call AND e-mail all members of the state Assembly Appropriations Committee urging them to OPPOSE the legislation below.  All of this legislation has already passed in their house of origin, so time is quickly running out to get these onerous and misguided anti-gun bills stopped.  Also, please forward this alert to your family, friends, fellow sportsmen, gun owners and Second Amendment supporters, because it will take everyone in California calling AND e-mailing state legislators to stop this egregious attack on law-abiding citizens.  Contact information for this committee is provided below. 

Senate Bill 374 (Steinberg) bans the sale of all semiautomatic, centerfire rifles with a detachable magazine, even with bullet buttons attached and redefines these firearms as “assault weapons.”  This legislation would ban most common hunting rifles and rifles like the AK-47, Marlin Camp Carbines (.45acp and 9mm), Remington M81 “Woodmaster,  Winchester M1905, BAR MK II, BAR Short Trac, just to name a few of the rifles that are affected.  SB 374 would also require registration of currently owned detachable magazine rifles.

Senate Bill 396 (Hancock) bans the possession of all standard capacity magazines over ten rounds and would require confiscation of these magazines that are currently lawfully possessed.

Senate Bill 567 (Jackson) redefines shotguns to include any firearm that may be fired through a rifled bore or smooth bore, regardless of whether it is designed to be fired from the shoulder.  SB 567 also bans the sale of shotguns that have a revolving cylinder and requires registration of these currently owned shotguns.

Senate Bill 683 (Block) expands California’s handgun safety certificate requirement to apply to all firearms, and would prohibit anyone from purchasing or transferring any firearm without a firearm safety certificate.

Assembly Appropriations Committee:

Mike Gatto (D-43), Chairman

Phone: (916) 319-2043

Fax: (916) 319-2143



Diane Harkey (R-73), Vice-Chairman

Phone: (916) 319-2073

Fax: (916) 319-2173



Franklin Bigelow (R-5)

Phone: (916) 319-2005

Fax: (916) 319-2105



Raul Bocanegra (D-39)

Phone: (916) 319-2039

Fax: (916) 319-2139



Steven Bradford (D-62)

Phone: (916) 319-2062

Fax: (916) 319-2162



Ian Calderon (D-57)

Phone: (916) 319-2057

Fax: (916) 319-2157



Nora Campos (R-27)

Phone: (916) 319-2027

Fax: (916) 319-2127



Tim Donnelly (R-33)

Phone: (916) 319-2033

Fax: (916) 319-2133



Susan Talamantes Eggman (D-13)

Phone: (916) 319-2013

Fax: (916) 319-2113



Jimmy Gomez (D-51)

Phone: (916) 319-2051

Fax: (916) 319-2151



Isadore Hall, III (D-64)

Phone: (916) 319-2064

Fax: (916) 319-2164



Chris Holden (D-41)

Phone: (916) 319-2041

Fax: (916) 319-2141



Eric Linder (R-60)

Phone: (916) 319-2060

Fax: (916) 319-2160



Richard Pan (D-9)

Phone: (916) 319-2009

Fax: (916) 319-2109



Bill Quirk (D-20)

Phone: (916) 319-2020

Fax: (916) 319-2120



Donald Wagner (R-68)

Phone: (916) 319-2068

Fax: (916) 319-2168



Shirley Weber (D-79)

Phone: (916) 319-2079

Fax: (916) 319-2179


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 of 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 of the bill information above to ensure the elected officials of California know which bills to OPPOSE.

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