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California: Open Carry Ban Passes Senate Public Safety Committee

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

California: Open Carry Ban Passes Senate Public Safety Committee

Today, June 20, Assembly Bill 7 passed out of the state Senate Public Safety Committee by a party-line vote.  AB 7, sponsored by Mike Gipson (D-64), would further extend California’s ban on the open carry of an unloaded firearm while in or upon a public place or street within a prohibited area located within the unincorporated area of a county.  AB 7 will now move to the Senate Appropriations Committee for further consideration. Please use our TAKE ACTION button below to email the members of the Senate Appropriations Committee and urge them to OPPOSE AB 7.  Also take a moment to CALL the members below to ensure these committee members hear your OPPOSITION to AB 7.

Committee Members that must hear from you:

Senator Ricardo Lara (Chair) – (916) 651-4033

Senator Jim Beall – (916) 651-4015

Senator Steven Bradford – (916) 651-4035

Senator Jerry Hill – (916) 651-4013

Senator Scott Wiener – (916) 651-4011

California has some of the most stringent laws regarding the ownership and possession of a firearm and AB 7 is not about stopping or reducing firearm crime.  This legislation is about stereotyping law-abiding gun owners who are openly carrying an UNLOADED firearm as a criminal.   

Please continue to check your inbox  and www.StandandFightCalifornia.com for updates on issues impacting your Second Amendment rights and hunting heritage in California.

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