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California: Time is Running Out to Stop Anti-Gun Bills

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

California: Time is Running Out to Stop Anti-Gun Bills

Contact your State Legislator TODAY – They MUST Hear from You 

Several anti-gun bills have been scheduled to be heard in their respective committees and two anti-gun bills could be heard on the Senate floor at any time. 

Tomorrow, Thursday, August 31, AJR 24 is scheduled to be heard in the Assembly Public Safety Committee. AJR 24 would urge the Congress of the United States to not enact S. 446, H.R. 38, or any other similar “concealed carry reciprocity” legislation that would require the State of California to recognize the concealed carry standards of every other state.   Please use our take action button below to send an email to the members of the Assembly Public Safety Committee and urge them to OPPOSE AJR 24. 

Friday, September 1, is the deadline to report bills out of the fiscal committees in order to continue through the legislative process.  The Appropriations Committees in both the Assembly and Senate will be considering the remaining anti-gun bills that were previously placed in the suspense file.  This includes AB 7 in the Senate Appropriations Committee and SB 497 in the Assembly Appropriations Committee.  Please use our take action button below to send an email to the members of the Senate and Assembly Appropriations Committees and urge them to OPPOSE AB 7 and SB 497. 

Anti-gun bill AB 424 remains eligible for third reading and a vote in the Senate and SB 464 is eligible for a concurrence vote, both which could happen any day.  Please use the take action button below to email your state Senator and urge him/her to OPPOSE AB 424 and SB 464.  If you would like to call your state legislator please click here to find their contact information.   

Below is a description and status of the anti-gun bills still moving through the legislative process.  

Currently Pending in the Assembly:  

Assembly Joint Resolution 24 is scheduled to be considered by the Assembly Public Safety Committee TOMORROW, Thursday, August 31.  Sponsored by Assembly Member Miguel Santiago (D-53), AJR 24 would urge the Congress of the United States to not enact S. 446, H.R. 38, or any other similar “concealed carry reciprocity” legislation that would require the State of California to recognize the concealed carry standards of every other state.  

Senate Bill 497 was sent to the suspense file in the Assembly Appropriations Committee and is scheduled to be considered on Friday September 1.  Sponsored by Anthony Portantino (D-25), SB 497 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. 

 

Currently Pending in the Senate: 

Senate Bill 464 passed the Assembly on August 24 and is eligible for a concurrence vote in the Senate. Sponsored by Senator Jerry Hill (D-13), SB 464 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.  

Assembly Bill 7 was sent to the suspense file in the Senate Appropriations Committee and is scheduled to be considered on Friday, September 1.  Sponsored by Mike Gipson (D-64), AB 7 would further restrict the open carry of an unloaded firearm on public property by including unincorporated areas as prohibited places.  

Assembly Bill 424 is on third reading and eligible for a vote on the Senate Floor.   Sponsored by Assembly Member Kevin McCarty (D-7), AB 424 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.  

Do not give up the fight!  Continue to CALL and EMAIL your State Legislators.  They need to hear from you as we enter the final weeks of the 2017 legislative session.   

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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