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California: Assembly Public Safety Committee Hearing Update

Thursday, March 17, 2016

California: Assembly Public Safety Committee Hearing Update

On Tuesday, March 15, the Assembly Committee on Public Safety heard Assembly Bill 1673 and Assembly Bill 1695

AB 1673 and AB 1695 passed out of committee with a party-line vote.  These bills will now move to the Assembly Committee on Appropriations.  For more details on these two bills please click here.

AB 1673 would expand the definition of “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.

AB 1695 would make it a misdemeanor to report to a local law enforcement agency that a firearm has been lost or stolen, knowing that report to be false and create a 10 year firearm prohibition for someone convicted of this offense.  This bill would also require the Attorney General to send a letter notice to each individual who has applied to purchase a firearm informing him or her of laws relating to firearms, gun trafficking, and safe storage and would allow the Department of Justice to use funds in the Firearms Safety and Enforcement Special Fund.

Please continue to check your email and www.NRAILA.org for the next committee hearing on these bills.

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Established in 1975, the Institute for Legislative Action (ILA) is the "lobbying" arm of the National Rifle Association of America. ILA is responsible for preserving the right of all law-abiding individuals in the legislative, political, and legal arenas, to purchase, possess and use firearms for legitimate purposes as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.