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California: Anti-Gun Bills Now Go to the state Senate and Assembly Floors

Friday, August 30, 2013

Contact your state Senator and Assemblyman EVERY DAY!

Today, both the state Senate and Assembly Appropriations Committees passed several anti-gun and one anti-hunting bill by party-line votes.  These misguided anti-gun/anti-hunting bills now go to the floor of the state Senate and Assembly, and could be up for a final vote at anytime.

Time is now very short to stop these egregious bills!

You MUST call AND e-mail your state Senate and Assemblyman EVERY DAY respectfully urging them to OPPOSE all anti-gun legislation.  You MUST also remind your family, friends, fellow gun owners, sportsmen and Second Amendment supporters that they must do the same EVERY DAY.   The Golden State will need all its law-abiding citizens contacting their state legislators to save the Second Amendment.

Your state Senator and Assemblyman think their constituents are not pro-gun and they use that excuse every time they vote for anti-gun/anti-hunting legislation.  To ensure that your state Senator and Assemblyman know that their district is full of pro-gun constituents you MUST contact them daily reminding them that you want your pro-gun voice heard.  Contact information for your state Senator and Assemblyman can be found here.

The following bills are now on the floor of the state Senate:

Assembly Bill 48 (Skinner) bans the sale of parts and repair kits capable of converting magazine capacity to greater than ten rounds.  This bill would also require that any person who purchases 6,000 rounds of ammunition within a five day period be reported to local law enforcement.

Assembly Bill 169 (Dickinson) bans the sale and transfer of all lawfully acquired firearms that were never, or are no longer, on the California roster of approved handguns.

Assembly Bill 180 (Bonta) repeals state firearms preemption by allowing the City of Oakland to enact ordinances that are more restrictive than state laws concerning the registration or licensing of firearms.

Assembly Bill 231 (Ting) expands the law relating to the storage of firearms.  This bill does nothing to reduce California's violent crime problem and only turn law-abiding gun owners into criminals whether or not anything harmful actually happens, and regardless of whether there was any misconduct on the part of the gun owner.  Ultimately, AB 231 is a misguided proposal that imposes unprecedented liability on those who choose to exercise their fundamental right to keep and bear arms. 

Assembly Bill 711 (Rendon) makes California the first state in the nation to prohibit the use of all lead ammunition for hunting.

 

The following bills are now on the floor of the state Assembly:

Senate Bill 53 (De León) bans the online and mail order purchase of all ammunition and requires registration and thumbprinting for all ammunition sales.  Further, SB 53 requires that all ammunition purchasers pay a fee (tax) to obtain an annual ammunition purchase permit.

Senate Bill 299 (DeSaulnier) makes it a crime if a victim of firearm theft does not report the theft within 48 hours.

Senate Bill 374 (Steinberg) bans the future sale or transfer of and classify ALL semi-automatic rifles with a detachable magazine or holding more than ten rounds of ammunition as "assault weapons."  Continued legal possession would require that you REGISTER and pay a FEE (TAX) on ALL your semi-autos newly classified as “assault weapons.”

Senate Bill 396 (Hancock) bans the possession of ALL magazines over ten rounds, including the millions of "grandfathered" standard capacity magazines currently legally possessed by Californians.

Senate Bill 475 (Leno) effectively bans gun shows at the Cow Palace by requiring approval of the board of supervisors of the Counties of San Mateo and San Francisco prior to any gun shows.

 Senate Bill 567 (Jackson) redefines shotguns to include any firearm that may be fired through a rifled bore or a smooth bore, regardless of whether it is designed to be fired from the shoulder. SB 567 also bans the sale of shotguns encompassed by the revised definitions 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 prohibits anyone from purchasing or transferring any firearm without a firearm safety certificate.

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. 

On a good note, the following anti-gun bills were held in committee and are defeated for the year:

Senate Bill 47 (Yee) bans the use of a "bullet button" on semi-automatic rifles to comply with current law by classifying firearms with "bullet buttons" as "assault weapons" and banning their future sale or transfer.  Continued legal possession would require that you REGISTER and pay a FEE (TAX) on ALL of your semi-autos with “bullet buttons.”

Senate Bill 293 (DeSaulnier) prohibits new handguns that are not “smart guns” (aka “owner-authorized handguns”) from being added to CA’s roster of approved handguns once two “smart guns” become available for sale.

There is still time to call AND e-mail your state Senator and Assemblyman urging them to OPPOSE all anti-gun/anti-hunting legislation listed above.  Don’t forget to forward this alert to your family, friends, fellow gun owners, sportsmen and Second Amendment supporters across California.

 

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