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California: Update on Firearm-Related Bills heard in Committee Today, March 21

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

California: Update on Firearm-Related Bills heard in Committee Today, March 21

Today, March 21, several firearm- and hunting-related bills were heard and passed by their respective committees.   

Anti-gun bill, AB 7, passed the Assembly Public Safety Committee by a party-line vote and will now move to the Assembly Appropriations Committee.  AB 7 would further extend California’s ban on the open carry of an unloaded firearm while in or upon a public place or public street within a prohibited area located within the unincorporated area of a county.  

Pro-hunting bill, AB 986, unanimously passed the Assembly Water, Parks, and Wildlife Committee and will also move to the Assembly Appropriations Committee.  AB 986 would recognize the many sacrifices our veterans have made by reducing sporting license fees in recognition of their service.    

Anti-gun bill, SB 464, passed the Senate Public Safety Committee by a party-line vote and will now move to the Senate Appropriations Committee.  SB 464 would increase the storage and security requirements of all firearms in the inventory of a licensed firearms dealer.  California already has some of the strictest laws in the country regarding how dealers must store and secure firearms.  This bill simply places more costs and mandates on law-abiding business owners.   

Stay tuned to www.nraila.org and your inbox for updates on these bills and others before the state legislature.  Share this email with family, friends and fellow gun owners and encourage them stay engaged and to sign up for NRA-ILA alerts by clicking here.

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