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California: Anti-Gun Bill Heading to the Governor’s Desk

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

California: Anti-Gun Bill Heading to the Governor’s Desk

Contact the Governor and your State Legislator TODAY – They MUST Hear from You 

Yesterday, September 5, the state Senate concurred on the Assembly amendments to SB 464 by a vote of 23 to 14.  SB 464 has been sent to engrossing and enrolling before heading to the Governor for his consideration.  Please use our TAKE ACTION below to email Governor Brown and urge him to VETO SB 464.  If you would like to CALL and FAX the Governor, his office phone number is 916-445-2841 and fax number is 916-558-3160.

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.  

Earlier today, the Senate passed Assembly Bill 424, sponsored by Assembly Member Kevin McCarty (D-7). AB 424 will now be sent back to the Assembly for a concurrence vote.

It’s important you use our take action button below to contact your Assembly Member and urge their opposition to AB 424 as well as AJR 24.  In addition, please contact your Senator to Oppose AB 7.  If you would like to call your state legislator please click here to find their contact information.   

 

Currently Pending in the Assembly:  

Assembly Joint Resolution 24 passed the Assembly Public Safety Committee on August 31 and is eligible for a vote on the Assembly Floor.  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.   

Assembly Bill 424 passed the Senate on September 6 and will now return to the Assembly for a concurrence vote.   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.  

Currently Pending in the Senate:  

Assembly Bill 7 passed the Senate Appropriations Committee on September 1 and is eligible for a vote on the Senate Floor.  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.  

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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