On Tuesday, March 1, the Assembly Committee on Public Safety passed three anti-gun bills and postponed a vote on the fourth. These egregious anti-gun bills are of serious concern to gun owners, sportsmen and Second Amendment supporters.
The following anti-gun bills passed the Assembly Committee on Public Safety by a party-line vote of 5 to 2. These bills will now move to the Assembly Committee on Appropriations. Supporting the bills: Assembly Member Quirk, Jones-Sawyer, Lopez, Low, and Santiago. Opposing the bills: Assembly Member Melendez and Lackey.
Assembly Bill 1663 and Assembly Bill 1664 are similar and would massively expand the current definition of “assault weapon” to include ALL semi-automatic centerfire rifles with a detachable magazine. The California State Sheriffs’ Association has even testified in opposition to both of these egregious bills.
Assembly Bill 1674 would make the 30-day handgun acquisition prohibition (often referred to as the one handgun a month law) applicable to all types of firearms and would eliminate the private party transaction exemption to the 30-day prohibition.
The hearing on Assembly Bill 1673 was postponed and a vote was not taken. We will inform you of any updates on this legislation when it becomes available.
AB 1673 would expand the definition of a “firearm” to include an unfinished frame or receiver that can be “readily converted to the functional condition of a finished frame or receiver.” These are sometimes referred to as 80% receivers.
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