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2017 California Legislation

Updated Monday, May 15, 2017

Anti-Gun Legislation

  • AB 7: Open Carry - TAKE ACTION NOW

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

    AB 7 is currently waiting to be scheduled for a hearing in the Senate Public Safety Committee.

    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.

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  • 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 is currently eligible for third reading and final vote on the Assembly Floor.

    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 is currently in the Senate Appropriations Suspense File.  

    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 is currently in the Senate Appropriations Suspense File.

    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 - TAKE ACTION NOW

    Sponsored by Assembly Member Jim Frazier (D-11)

    AB 521 is eligible for third reading and its final vote.

    AB 521 with the new amendments, would significantly reduce California’s high-priced resident elk tags from nearly $450 to $100 and would additionally create an allocation of youth elk tags for $20 per tag.

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  • 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 is currently in the Assembly Appropriations Suspense file.

    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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From My Cold Wet Hands: Humorless Scold Targets Squirt Guns

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Friday, May 19, 2017

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Court's Commonsense Conclusion: "There Was a Gun" Isn't Enough to Justify Issuing a Restraining Order

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Friday, May 19, 2017

Court's Commonsense Conclusion: "There Was a Gun" Isn't Enough to Justify Issuing a Restraining Order

The Supreme Court of North Dakota confirmed this week that simply possessing a handgun while on one’s own private property cannot support a finding of "disorderly conduct" under the state’s disorderly conduct restraining order law. ...

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Friday, May 19, 2017

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California: Draft "Assault Weapon" Regulation Language Now Available

Thursday, May 18, 2017

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Today, May 18, a draft copy of the "Assault Weapon" regulations has been made available

Federal Lawsuit Challenging California’s Ban on Standard Capacity Magazines Filed

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Federal Lawsuit Challenging California’s Ban on Standard Capacity Magazines Filed

Today, May 18, the National Rifle Association Institute for Legislative Action (NRA-ILA) announced it is supporting, along with the California Rifle and Pistol Association (CRPA), an important Second Amendment lawsuit challenging California’s ban on the possession ...

Nevada: Anti-Gun Bills Fail to Pass Second Chamber Policy Committee Deadline

Friday, May 19, 2017

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Today, May 19, was the second chamber policy committee deadline.  Two anti-gun bills, Senate Bill 115 and Senate Bill 387, both failed to pass out of the Assembly Judiciary Committee and are now dead for the 2017 legislative ...

Illinois: Last Chance to Save your Local Gun Dealer!

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Illinois: Last Chance to Save your Local Gun Dealer!

The Illinois House of Representatives may consider Senate Bill 1657, legislation that could put your local gun dealer out of business, at any time! It is imperative that you contact your state Representative IMMEDIATELY and ...

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Monday, March 13, 2017

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The yearly onslaught of anti-gun legislation in the Empire State is concrete proof that anti-gun politicians will never be satisfied until guns are completely banned.  Even though Albany lawmakers passed arguably the nation’s harshest gun ...

Guide To The Interstate Transportation Of Firearms

Gun Laws  

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Guide To The Interstate Transportation Of Firearms

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