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California: Two Anti-Gun Bills Still Awaiting the Governor’s Consideration

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

California: Two Anti-Gun Bills Still Awaiting the Governor’s Consideration

Governor Brown has until Sunday, October 11, to decide to VETO or sign the two remaining anti-gun bills on his desk.  Please let Governor Brown know that these bills would do nothing to address crime and that they would only impact law-abiding gun owners.

Listed below are some arguments against each of these bills: 

Assembly Bill 1134 would increase the red tape and costs associated with issuing CCW permits and make it more difficult for law-abiding citizens to apply for CCW permits, while doing nothing to reduce crime.

Senate Bill 707 would lead to the unjust prosecution of otherwise law-abiding firearm owners.  It is a solution in search of a problem.  SB 707 is yet another misguided bill that only impacts law-abiding CCW permit holders while doing nothing to reduce crime.

Don’t forget to forward this alert to your family, friends, and fellow gun-owners and sportsmen urging them to also contact Governor Brown and to respectfully ask him to VETO AB 1134 and SB 707.

On Saturday, October 3, Governor Brown vetoed anti-gun Senate Bill 347.  SB 347 would have created a 10-year prohibition on firearm possession for carrying or transporting ammunition on school grounds. 

Governor Brown stated in his veto letter, which includes nine other bills, that “each of these bills creates a crime – usually by finding a novel way to characterize and criminalize conduct that is already prescribed.  This multiplication and particularization of criminal behavior creates increasing complexity without commensurate benefit.” 

To view Governor Brown’s veto letter in its entirety, please click here.

On Sunday, October 4, Governor Brown signed one anti-gun bill into law.  Assembly Bill 96 will make it a crime to sell property made of ivory or has ivory features.  This misguided legislation only harms those that have acquired their property made of ivory or has ivory features legally and in good faith. 

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