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California: Anti-Gun Bills to be Heard in Assembly Appropriations Committee on Wednesday, July 19

Monday, July 17, 2017

California: Anti-Gun Bills to be Heard in Assembly Appropriations Committee on Wednesday, July 19

On Wednesday, July 19, anti-gun bills SB 464 and SB 497 are scheduled to be heard in the Assembly Appropriations Committee at 9AM in State Capitol room 4202. Please use our TAKE ACTION button below to email members of the Assembly Appropriations Committee and urge them to OPPOSE SB 464 and SB 497.  Also take a moment to call the below committee members to ensure they hear your OPPOSITION to SB 464 and SB 497.

 

Senate Bill 464, sponsored by Senator Jerry Hill (D-13) would further increase the mandatory storage and security requirements for licensed firearms dealers. 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. 

Senate Bill 497, sponsored by Senator Anthony Portantino (D-25), would extend California’s one-handgun-a-month limitation to all guns.  It is obvious this legislation is another attempt to place more barriers on those exercising their rights and does nothing to address the criminal misuse of firearms or firearm trafficking. Criminals who generally acquire their firearms through illicit means will continue to ignore California’s stringent laws including limitations on the number of firearms that can be acquired within a 30 day time period.


The following Assembly Appropriations Committee Members need to hear from you! 

Assembly Member Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher – Chair - (916) 319-2080

Assembly Member Richard Bloom - (916) 319-2050

Assembly Member Raul Bocanegra - (916) 319-2039

Assembly Member Rob Bonta - (916) 319-2018

Assembly Member Ian Calderon - (916) 319-2057

Assembly Member Ed Chau - (916) 319-2049

Assembly Member Susan Eggman - (916) 319-2013

Assembly Member Laura Friedman - (916) 319-2043

Assembly Member Eduardo Garcia - (916) 319-2056

Assembly Member Adam Gray - (916) 319-2021

Assembly Member Al Muratsuchi - (916) 319-2066

Assembly Member Eloise Reyes - (916) 319-2047

 

Assembly Bill 424 remains eligible for third reading and a final vote in the Senate. AB 424, Sponsored by Kevin McCarty (D-7), would remove the authority of a school district superintendent, his or her designee, or equivalent school authority to provide written permission for a person to possess a firearm within a school zone.

This is not the first attack on law-abiding citizens lawfully carrying their firearms in school zones.  In 2015, AB 707 was signed into law which prohibited concealed carry permit holders from carrying and possession on K-12 and university grounds without written permission from the school authority.  The question is – what have school authorities done to have this important decision-making power taken away from them?   To our knowledge, there have been no incidents with persons lawfully carrying on school campuses. Continue to contact your Senator by clicking on the take action button above.

Please continue to check your inbox and the California Stand and Fight webpage for updates on issues impacting your Second Amendment rights and hunting heritage in California.

 

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