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2017 California Legislation

Updated Friday, March 3, 2017

Anti-Gun Legislation

  • AB 424: Firearms in school zones - TAKE ACTION NOW

    Sponsored by NRA-PVF "F" rated Assembly Member, Kevin McCarty (D)

    AB 424 would delete 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. 

    Contact the members of the Assembly Public Safety Committee and respectfully urge them to oppose AB 424.

  • AB 1525: Firearms Warnings

    Sponsored by NRA-PVF “F” rated Assembly Member Catherine Baker (R)

    AB 1525 would require more information warning the purchasers of the risks of firearms and the laws regulating firearms to be included in the warnings on the packaging of firearms and descriptive materials that accompany firearms, on the premises of a licensed dealer, and in the instructional manual developed by the California Department of Justice (DOJ).  

  • SB 464: Firearms Storage and Security

    Sponsored by NRA-PVF “F” rated Senator Jerry Hill (D)

    Existing law generally requires all inventory firearms of a firearms dealer to be stored in the licensed location when the firearms dealer is not open for business. Existing law requires each firearm to be secured by (1) storing the firearm in a secure facility that is a part of, or that constitutes, the firearms dealer’s business premises, (2) securing the firearm with a steel rod or cable with specified features, or (3) storing the firearm in a locked fireproof safe or vault in the business premises. A firearms dealer’s license is subject to forfeiture for a breach of any of those provisions.
    This bill would instead require each of the firearms to be secured by storing the firearm in a secure facility, as described above. The bill would require the firearms to also be secured using either the method involving a steel rod or cable or the method involving a safe or vault, as described above. If a steel rod or cable is used, the bill would also require the installation of concrete or hardened steel pillars of sufficient strength, width, height, and spacing to stop a vehicle. If a safe or vault is used, the bill would require the safe or vault to meet specified safety standards established by the Attorney General relating to risk reduction of firearm-related injuries to children 17 years of age and younger.
  • SB 497: Firearm Transfers

    Sponsored by NRA-PVF “D” rated Senator Anthony Portantino (D)

    SB 497 would expand the existing one handgun a month law to include ALL guns, including those acquired through a private party transfer.  Governor Brown vetoed similar legislation in 2016.

  • AB 264: Restraining Orders

    Sponsored by NRA-PVF "F" rated Assembly Member Evan Low (D)

    Assembly Bill 264 would require the court to consider issuing a protective order, which may be valid for up to 10 years, restraining the defendant from any contact with a victim of, or witness to, any crime for which the defendant suffered a conviction.

Pro-Gun Legislation

  • AB 521: Hunting Fees

    Sponsored by Assembly Member Jim Frazier (D)

    AB 521 would delete the established fee for a resident elk tag and would instead set the fee at the average price of the fees required for resident elk tags issued by specified states, as determined annually by the department.

     

  • AB 757: Shall Issue

    Sponsored by Assembly Member Melissa Melendez (R)

    AB 757 would redefine “good cause” to include self-defense, defending the life of another, or preventing crime in which human life is threatened, and would provide procedural guidelines to the issuing authority on determining the presence or absence of “good cause.”  

  • AB 986: Hunting and Sport Fishing Licenses

    Sponsored by James Gallagher (R)

    AB 986 would lower hunting fees by 25% for a person who is a veteran of the Armed Forces of the United States, was honorably discharged, and is a resident of California.

  • SB 710: Silencers

    Sponsored by Senator Joel Anderson (R)

    SB 710 would authorize the lawful possession and use of firearm sound suppressors while hunting.

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Maryland: Pro-Carry Legislation Pending Final Vote on House Floor

Monday, March 20, 2017

Maryland: Pro-Carry Legislation Pending Final Vote on House Floor

Today, the Maryland House of Delegates passed House Bill 1036 on second reading.

Ohio: Critical Self-Defense Law Takes Effect Today!

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Ohio: Critical Self-Defense Law Takes Effect Today!

Today, March 21, the provisions of the critical self-defense legislation, Sub. Senate Bill 199, go into effect.  Thanks to your active involvement last session, this bill was signed by Governor Kasich last December.  This law ...

Maryland: House Passes Pro-Carry Legislation

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Maryland: House Passes Pro-Carry Legislation

Yesterday, the Maryland House of Delegates passed House Bill 1036 by a 97-41 vote.

Illinois: Gun Seizure Bill Could be Heard by House at Any Time

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Illinois: Gun Seizure Bill Could be Heard by House at Any Time

The Illinois House of Representatives could consider House Bill 2354 at any time.

Are Ear Plugs Better Than a Suppressor?

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Friday, March 17, 2017

Are Ear Plugs Better Than a Suppressor?

On March 13, the gun control group, Americans for Responsible Solutions, posted a tweet claiming:  “FACT:  Silencers do not protect your hearing.”  An infographic accompanied the tweet with the additional claim “You know what protects ...

Idaho: Senate Passes Concealed Carry Amendment

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Idaho: Senate Passes Concealed Carry Amendment

Yesterday, March 20, the Idaho Senate passed House Bill 93 by a 35-0 vote.  Introduced by state Representative Don Cheatham (R-3B) and sponsored on the floor by state Senator Marv Hagedorn (R-14), HB 93 would amend current law ...

Nevada: Senate Passes Anti-Gun SB 115

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Nevada: Senate Passes Anti-Gun SB 115

Yesterday, March 21, the Senate passed anti-gun Senate Bill 115 with a 12-9 vote.  SB 115 was sent to the Assembly for further consideration.  Sponsored by state Senator Moises Denis (D-2), SB 115 would expand the list ...

European Parliament Passes Stringent New Gun Controls

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Friday, March 17, 2017

European Parliament Passes Stringent New Gun Controls

On March 14, the European Union completed one of the final steps in imposing stringent new gun controls across the political bloc, when the European Parliament approved legislation to alter the EU Firearms Directive by ...

North Dakota: Constitutional/Permitless Carry Bill Passes Committee and Headed to Senate Floor

Monday, March 20, 2017

North Dakota: Constitutional/Permitless Carry Bill Passes Committee and Headed to Senate Floor

Today, the Senate Judiciary Committee recommended do-pass to House Bill 1169 by a 4-2 vote.  HB 1169 could go to the Senate floor as early as tomorrow.  Please contact your state Senator and politely urge them to ...

Pro-gun Bills Introduced to Reform FOPA, Protect Interstate Transport of Firearms for Lawful Use

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Friday, March 17, 2017

Pro-gun Bills Introduced to Reform FOPA, Protect Interstate Transport of Firearms for Lawful Use

Pro-gun members of Congress have introduced legislation to protect travelers who are transporting firearms interstate for lawful purposes.

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