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California: Legislature Returns from Spring Recess; Firearm Bills to be Heard in Committee

Friday, March 30, 2018

California: Legislature Returns from Spring Recess; Firearm Bills to be Heard in Committee

This coming week, the California Legislature returns from their Spring recess and firearm related bills will be heard in both the Assembly Public Safety Committee and Assembly Appropriations Committee. 

On Tuesday, April 3, the Assembly Public Safety Committee is scheduled to hear two pro-gun bills at 9 a.m. in the State Capitol, Room 126.   Please use the TAKE ACTION button above to contact the members of the Assembly Public Safety Committee to urge them to SUPPORT AB 1931 and AB 2733. 

Assembly Bill 1931, sponsored by Assembly Member Vince Fong (R-34), would allow for concealed carry permits to be valid for a period up to five years. Currently concealed carry permits are generally valid for a period of two years. This bill is a win-win for both permittees and the issuing authority. By having the option to extend the duration of permits, permittees could see a savings in both time and money by lessening the frequency of renewal as well as the issuing authority could see some relief from the heavy administrative load processing renewals can create. Regardless of the duration of a permit the issuing authority constantly monitors active permits to determine if revocation or suspension is necessary.  

Assembly Bill 2733sponsored by Assembly Member Matthew Harper (R-74),would remove the microstamping requirement for new pistols to be eligible for certification to the handgun roster. Microstamping technology has been required for all new pistols since the technology was certified in 2013. Since that time no new pistols have been added to the roster, effectively working as a ban, prohibiting Californian’s from access to the latest and most reliable technology.

On Wednesday, April 4, the Assembly Appropriations Committee is scheduled to hear the below bills at 9 a.m. in the State Capitol, Room 4202. Please use the TAKE ACTION button above to contact the members of the Assembly Appropriations Committee to urge them to SUPPORT AB 2151 and OPPOSE AB 1927 and AB 2103. 

Assembly Bill 2151, sponsored by Assembly Member Adam Gray (D-21), would help make hunting more affordable for youths by reducing the cost of certain big game tags for youth hunters.  

Assembly Bill 1927, sponsored by Assembly Member Rob Bonta (D-18), woulddirect California’s Department of Justice (DOJ) to “develop and launch a secure Internet-based platform to allow a person who resides in California to voluntarily add his or her own name to the California Do Not Sell List.”  For more information on this issue, please read our article  Waivers of Gun Rights: A New Shot at Gun Repression.  

Assembly Bill 2103, sponsored by Assembly Member Todd Gloria (D-78), would add certain requirements in addition to the already mandated training courses for a citizen to obtain a concealed carry license. Currently, concealed carry permit holders are already required to receive up to 16 hours training prior to receiving a permit and at least four hours of additional training every two years prior to renewal. 

Check your inbox and the  California Stand and Fight web page for updates on firearm-related issues impacting your Second Amendment rights and hunting heritage in California.

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