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2017 California Legislation

Updated Friday, March 3, 2017

Anti-Gun Legislation

  • AB 7: Open Carry

    Sponsored by NRA-PVF "F" rated Assembly Member Mike Gipson (D-64) 

    AB 7 would further extend California’s ban on the open carry of an unloaded firearm while in or upon a public place or public street within a prohibited area located within the unincorporated area of a county. 

    This legislation is not about stopping or reducing firearm crime, it is about stereotyping law-abiding gun owners who are openly carrying an UNLOADED firearm as a criminal. California has some of the most stringent laws regarding the ownership and possession of a firearm. A person who is openly carrying a firearm must still comply with all other California laws regarding firearm ownership, possession, and transport of firearms or risk losing their firearms and imprisonment for simple technical violations of the law.

     

  • AB 8: Mountain Lions: depredation permits

    Sponsored by NRA-PVF "F" rated Assembly Member Richard Bloom (D-50)

    AB 8 would change the word “shall” to “may” in issuing depredation permits for mountain lions.  

     

     

     

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

    Sponsored by NRA-PVF "F" rated Assembly Member, Kevin McCarty (D-7)

    AB 424 would remove the ability of a school district superintendent, his or her designee, or equivalent school authority to provide written permission allowing a person to possess a firearm within a school zone.

    This is not the first attack on law-abiding citizens lawfully carrying their firearms in school zones. In 2015, AB 707 was signed into law which prohibited concealed carry permit holders from carrying and possession on K-12 and university grounds without written permission from the school authority. Supporters of the bill left the discretion to the school authorities on who could possess firearms on campus because they felt the school authorities were in the best position to exercise that discretion. The question is – what have school authorities done to deserve to have this important decision-making power taken away from them? To our knowledge, there have been no incidents with persons lawfully carrying on school campuses.

    It is obvious that AB 424 is not about making our schools safer, instead this is only about continuing the assault on the Second Amendment and law-abiding gun owners in the Golden State.

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  • SB 464: Firearms Storage and Security - TAKE ACTION NOW

    Sponsored by NRA-PVF “F” rated Senator Jerry Hill (D-13)

    SB 464 would change the storage and security requirements of all firearms in the inventory of a licensed firearms dealer. 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.
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  • SB 497: Firearm Transfers - TAKE ACTION NOW

    Sponsored by NRA-PVF “D” rated Senator Anthony Portantino (D-25)

    SB 497 would expand the existing one handgun a month law to include ALL guns, including those acquired through a private party transfer.

    This bill is a misguided attempt to expand the current one handgun per month limitation to long guns and does nothing to address criminal misuse of a firearm. Governor Brown also vetoed similar legislation last year, stating, “Given California’s stringent laws restricting gun ownership, I do not believe this additional restriction is needed.” 

    Criminals are already ignoring California’s stringent gun control laws and will continue to ignore additional restrictions. This misguided policy will only impact law-abiding citizens who are lawfully acquiring firearms for self-defense, recreation and other lawful purposes. 

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  • SB 536: Firearm Violence Research Center: gun violence restraining orders

    Sponsored by NRA-PVF "F" rated Senator Richard Pan (D-6)

    SB 536 would would require the Department of  Justice to make information relating to gun violence restraining orders that is maintained in the California Restraining and Protective Order System or any similar database maintained by the department available to researchers affiliated with the center, or, at the discretion of the department, to any other entity that is concerned with the study and prevention of violence, for academic and policy research purposes, provided that any material identifying individuals is not transferred, revealed, or used for other than research or statistical activities and reports or publications derived therefrom do not identify specific individuals.

  • SB 620: Firearms: crimes: enhancements

    Sponsored by NRA-PVF "F" rated Senator Steven Bradford (D -35)

    SB 620 would allow the court discretion as to whether or not add enhanced penalties.

Pro-Gun Legislation

  • AB 521: Hunting Fees

    Sponsored by Assembly Member Jim Frazier (D-11)

    AB 521 would reduce resident elk tag fees from nearly $450 to $67, the average price of resident elk tags in Arizona, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, and Wyoming.

     

  • AB 757: Shall Issue

    Sponsored by Assembly Member Melissa Melendez (R-67)

    AB 757 would define “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-3)

    AB 986 would recognize the many sacrifices our veterans have made by reducing sporting license fees in recognition of their service.  

  • AB 1040: Department of Justice - permits

    Sponsored by Assembly Member Devon Mathis (R-26)

    AB 1040 would require the Department of Justice (DOJ), within 30 days of receiving a firearm-related application, to notify the applicant of whether the department deems the application to be complete and the date of that determination and require the department to grant or deny the application within 180 calendar days of that date, except the bill would allow the department to extend this time period by an additional 30 days, as provided. The bill would also require an application for a permit or license for the above activities that has neither been granted nor denied by the department within these time frames to be deemed to have been granted.

  • AB 1394: Firearms: concealed carry license

    Sponsored by Assembly Member Travis Allen (R-72)

    AB 1394 would require the sheriff of a county, or the chief or other head of a municipal police department, to issue a license to carry a concealed handgun or to carry a loaded and exposed handgun, as specified, to an applicant who meets the criteria specified in existing law, but would not require the applicant to demonstrate good cause for issuance of the license.  This bill would also exempt the holder of a valid license to carry a concealed firearm from prosecution under any state law or regulation that prohibits the possession of a firearm within any specified location.

     

  • SB 710: Silencers

    Sponsored by Senator Joel Anderson (R-38)

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

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Monday, April 24, 2017

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The National Rifle Association Institute for Legislative Action (NRA-ILA) today announced it is supporting, along with the California Rifle and Pistol Association (CRPA), an important Second Amendment lawsuit challenging California’s newly expanded Assault Weapons Control ...

“F” Stands for Fail: School Jeopardizes Student’s Future for Possession of Squirt Gun

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Friday, April 21, 2017

“F” Stands for Fail: School Jeopardizes Student’s Future for Possession of Squirt Gun

Public education’s long-running “zero tolerance” war against anything that suggests the idea of a firearm (including, for example, clothing, gestures, toys, food, computer images, and favorable opinions of self-defense) has claimed another victim. This time ...

Chicago: Mayor Emanuel Demands Tougher Laws for Gun Dealers as Straw Purchaser Gets Probation

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Friday, April 21, 2017

Chicago: Mayor Emanuel Demands Tougher Laws for Gun Dealers as Straw Purchaser Gets Probation

On Tuesday, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel met with representatives of the UCAN organization to make the case for further gun controls to combat the city’s violent crime. Chicago’s WLS reported that Emanuel used the opportunity ...

The Prosecutors and the Pagans: Two Sides of the Empire State’s Gun Laws

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Friday, April 21, 2017

The Prosecutors and the Pagans: Two Sides of the Empire State’s Gun Laws

Early this month, members of the gun-control group Prosecutors Against Gun Violence met at a “Manhattan Summit” and took the time to express their dismay and alarm over federal bills proposing national concealed carry reciprocity. ...

California: Open Carry Ban Passes in the Assembly

Friday, April 21, 2017

California: Open Carry Ban Passes in the Assembly

Yesterday, the state Assembly passed Assembly Bill 7 by a vote of 44 to 29.   AB 424 was not considered during yesterday’s floor session, however it remains eligible for a vote at any time.  

For 2017, A Historic NRA-ILA Leadership Forum

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Friday, April 21, 2017

For 2017, A Historic NRA-ILA Leadership Forum

For the past decade, NRA-ILA has sponsored leadership forums that have allowed our members to hear directly from national leaders.  Next Friday, that tradition continues and the line up of speakers is top notch.

South Carolina: Senate Subcommittee to Hear Multiple Gun Bills Tomorrow

Monday, April 24, 2017

South Carolina: Senate Subcommittee to Hear Multiple Gun Bills Tomorrow

Tomorrow, a subcommittee of the Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing to discuss several firearm-related bills, and subcommittee members need to hear from you.

Oregon: Anti-Gun Bill Heads to Senate Floor

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Oregon: Anti-Gun Bill Heads to Senate Floor

Yesterday, on the deadline for policy bills to move out of committee, the Senate Judiciary Committee voted to pass Senate Bill 719 with its -5 amendment.  Because a number of bills were effectively dead for ...

Pennsylvania: Firearms Preemption Bill Heads to the House Floor Next Week

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Pennsylvania: Firearms Preemption Bill Heads to the House Floor Next Week

Today, April 19, the House Judiciary Committee passed House Bill 671 by a 20-5 vote. HB 671 is scheduled to go before the full House for consideration next week.  Anti-gun billionaire Michael Bloomberg and the gun ...

California: One Gun a Month Bill Passes Senate Public Safety Committee

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

California: One Gun a Month Bill Passes Senate Public Safety Committee

On Tuesday April 18, the Senate Public Safety Committee passed SB 497 by a party-line vote and will be assigned to the Senate Appropriations committee for further consideration.  On Monday, April 17, the Senate Appropriations Committee sent ...

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