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California: More Pro- and Anti-Gun Bills Scheduled for Committee Hearings

Saturday, April 7, 2018

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Several pro- and anti-gun bills are scheduled to be heard by committees on Tuesday, April 10.  Please use the TAKE ACTION button below to contact the members of the respective committee and urge them to SUPPORT pro-gun bills and OPPOSE anti-gun bills.

The Assembly Public Safety Committee is scheduled to hear pro-gun bill AB 2860 at 9am in State Capitol room 126.

Assembly Bill 2860, sponsored by Assembly Member Travis Allen (R-72), would repeal the “roster” requirements for handguns to be sold through firearms dealers.  Firearms that are not on the roster are not inherently unsafe. In fact law enforcement is generally exempt from the handgun roster. Instead of weeding out unsafe firearms, the roster has served to limit the number of handgun models that are available for sale in California by requiring certain features and testing, some which are not offered by any manufacturers. Because of the roster requirements, no new model semi-automatic handguns have been added to the roster in over five years. By removing the roster requirement, Californian’s will have increased options when it comes to exercising their Second Amendment rights.

 

The Senate Public Safety Committee is scheduled to hear anti-gun resolution SJR 24, and pro-gun bill, SB 1092, at 8:30 am in State Capitol room 3191.

Senate Joint Resolution 24, sponsored by Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-19), would urge the Congress of the United States to reauthorize and strengthen the federal assault weapons ban and would urge the Congress to pass, and the President to sign, the federal Assault Weapons Ban of 2018 and would call on the California Public Employee’ Retirement System (CalPERS) to divest all its holdings related to the production and sale of firearms.  The reauthorization of an “assault weapons” ban would burden the self-defense rights of law-abiding Americans without meaningfully addressing the problems it’s purportedly designed to address, it would not impact overall gun death rates, and there is no evidence it would prevent mass shootings.

 

Senate Bill 1092, sponsored by Senator Joel Anderson (R-38), would allow hunting with suppressed rifles and shotguns.  Sound suppressors attached to firearms (often referred to as “silencers) are an additional tool available to help protect from hearing damage, increase accuracy and safety, and reduce noise complaints from surrounding residents. Suppressors also provide some measure of reduction of felt recoil, beneficial to all shooters but, especially, younger shooters and female shooters by increasing accuracy and safety.

 

Pro-hunting bill AB 2670 is scheduled to be heard in the Assembly Water, Parks and Wildlife Committee at 9:15 am in State Capitol room 444.

Assembly Bill 2670, sponsored by Assembly Member Kevin Kiley (R-6), would require the Director of the Department of Fish and Wildlife to declare two free hunting days per year.  Hunters play a vital role in wildlife management and conservation efforts. Unfortunately, over the past 20 years the number of California hunters has been on the decline. The goal of this bill is to encourage those interested to try hunting before investing time and money and would further the current R3 (recruitment, retention and reactivation) efforts by the Department of Fish and Wildlife. 

Continue to check your inbox and the California Stand and Fight web page for updates on issues impacting your Second Amendment rights and hunting heritage in California.

 

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