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California: Several Firearm-Related Bills to be Heard this Week

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

California: Several Firearm-Related Bills to be Heard this Week

ACTION IS NEEDED!

The below listed bills are expected to be heard as early as this Thursday, May 28 in their respective state Assembly or Senate Committee on Appropriations. 

Your help is needed!

Call and email the members of the state Assembly and Senate Committee on Appropriations TODAY and urge them to protect the Second Amendment for California’s law-abiding gun owners and sportsmen.  

Bills to be heard in the Assembly Committee on Appropriations are listed below.   Contact information for the Assembly Committee on Appropriations can be found here 

Anti-gun Assembly Bill 96 would prohibit a person from purchasing, selling, offering for sale, possessing with intent to sell, or importing with intent to sell ivory or rhinoceros horn, except as specified, and would make this prohibition enforceable by the Department of Fish and Wildlife.

Pro-gun Assembly Bill 150 would make the theft of a firearm, grand theft in all cases and punishable by imprisonment in the state prison for 16 months, or 2 or 3 years.

 

Bills to be heard in the Senate Committee on Appropriations are listed below.  Contact information for the Senate Committee on Appropriations can be found here. 

Pro-gun Senate Bill 566 would add honorably discharged members of the United States Armed Forces, the National Guard, the Air National Guard, or the active reserve components of the United States to the list of individuals who are exempt from obtaining the Firearms Safety Certificate (FSC), which California law requires to purchase a handgun.  

Anti-gun Senate Bill 707 would prohibit CCW holders from possessing firearms on any properties that make up the grounds of a K-12 school or university, including many parking lots, common areas that may not be readily identifiable as school grounds, and student apartment buildings. 

Anti-gun Senate Bill 347 would add to the list of misdemeanors convictions that would result in a 10-year prohibition on the possession of firearms.

 

Don’t forget to forward this important alert to your family, friends, fellow gun owners and sportsmen urging them to also contact the members of the Assembly and Senate Committee on Appropriations!

 

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