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2018 California Legislation

Updated Friday, January 19, 2018

Anti-Gun Legislation

  • SB 459 - firearms: dealer inspections - on the Senate floor

    Sponsored by NRA-PVF "F" rated Assembly Member Anthony Portantino (D-25) 

    SB 459 passed the Senate Appropriations Committee on Thursday, January 18 and will be sent to the Senate for consideration.  A hearing date has not been set at this time.

    SB 459 would require the California Department of Justice (DOJ) to conduct inspections of federal firearm license (FFL) dealers at least every 2 years. Currently, DOJ already has the authority to inspect FFLs but are not mandated on the frequency. In addition to DOJ inspections, FFL’s are also subject to inspections from the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and in some instances local inspection programs. Due to the current authority over dealers and constant oversight, this law appears to be nothing more than additional red tape on an industry that is already heavily regulated.    

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Pro-Gun Legislation

  • AB 986: Hunting and Sport Fishing Licenses - on the Assembly floor

    Sponsored by James Gallagher (R-3)

    AB 986 passed the Assembly Appropriations Committee on Thursday, January 18 and will now move to the Assembly floor for consideration.  A hearing date has not been set at this time.

    AB 986 was pulled from committee.  With this postponement, AB 986 failed to pass out of its fiscal committee by its deadline and is now defeated for the year.

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

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  • AB 757: Shall Issue - pending reconsideration in the Assembly Public Safety Committee

    Sponsored by Assembly Member Melissa Melendez (R-67)

    AB 757 is pending reconsideration in the Assembly Public Safety Committee.  A hear date has not yet been set.

    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.”  

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  • AB 1394 - Shall Issue - defeated in Assembly Public Safety Committee

    Sponsored by Assembly Member Travis Allen (R-72)

    AB 1394 failed to pass the Assembly Public Safety Committee.

    AB 1394 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.”  

     

  • SB 710: Silencers - defeated in Senate Public Safety Committee

    Sponsored by Senator Joel Anderson (R-38)

    SB 710 failed to pass the Senate Public Safety Committee.

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

     

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