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California: “Gutting and Amending” the Second Amendment

Monday, June 27, 2016

California: “Gutting and Amending” the Second Amendment

Anti-Gun legislators in California have been clear on their targets this year, the Second Amendment and law-abiding citizens. Now joining the numerous anti-gun bills that are pending votes in the Senate and the Assembly, Assembly Member McCarty has “gutted and amended” two more pieces of legislation into anti-gun bills.  While these bills originally covered completely separate subject matters until this week, they now are aimed at arguably the most law-abiding citizens, CCW permit holders.

Assembly Bill 450, will now require fees for CCW permits to not only cover issuance but also enforcement. The enforcement aspect is so broadly worded that it's unclear what the author is even trying to accomplish other than to allow such ambiguity that law enforcement could price out ordinary citizens. 

Assembly Bill 466 does not have official amended language available as of today. However, according to a press release by the author "Would require that the applicant present facts to distinguish the applicant from the average person and must show that the applicant faces greater harm than the general public." 

AB 450 is scheduled to be heard by the Senate Public Safety Committee on Tuesday, June 28.  Please contact the members of the committee and Assembly Member McCarty to respectfully express your opposition requiring more fees to exercise your right to self-defense.  Please use our take action button below.

Assemblyman McCarty has made it abundantly clear that he believes the right to self-defense is reserved only for the elite. 

Please forward this alert to your family, friends, fellow guns owners and sportsmen.


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