CA Governor Signs Major Gun Control Bills: Mag Ban, ‘Assault Weapons’ Ban, Database for Ammo Purchasers, More

Editor’s Note: The following is a news alert from the National Shooting Sports Foundation, the firearms industry trade association.  All I can say at this point is…  actually, I’m speechless.  This is bad.  Really, really bad!

The National Shooting Sports Foundation is extremely disappointed that Gov. Brown today chose to sign into law these highly restrictive and unneeded gun control measures, all of which will affect law-abiding Californians while doing nothing to stop the criminal misuse of firearms. By acting within 24 hours after being sent these bills, and not allowing the public to voice their opinions in order to depart for his European vacation, the governor compounded the miscarriage of legislative process and procedure while demonstrating disdain for Californians who now face laws that clearly infringe on their Constitutional rights.

Gov. Brown SIGNED the following bills into law:

  • AB 1135 (Levine) and SB 880 (Hall) Firearms: assault weapons – Expands the definition of assault weapons based on whether a semiautomatic firearm has a detachable magazine, banning thousands of popular firearms.
  • SB 1235 (de Leon) Ammunition – Requires authorization to purchase ammunition and track what and how much ammunition each person buys, creating a database of ammunition purchasers.
  • SB 1446 (Hancock) Firearms: magazine capacity – Makes it illegal to possess magazines capable of holding more than 10 rounds no matter how long a person has owned them.
  • AB 1511 (Santiago) Firearms: lending – Makes it illegal to loan a firearm to a person who is personally known to you (except for family members with restrictions).
  • AB 1695 (Bonta) Firearms: false reports – Creates a 10-year prohibition on owning firearms for someone convicted of falsely reporting a lost or stolen firearm.

Gov. Brown VETOED to the following bills:

  • SB 894 (Jackson) Firearms: lost or stolen: reports – Would have made it a crime not to report lost and stolen firearms to law enforcement within the arbitrary time limit. Governor’s Veto Message
  • AB 1673 (Gipson) Firearms: unfinished frame or receiver –  Would have expanded the definition of a firearm to include partially finished frames and receivers (no definition of what this means) and require their registration.Governor’s Veto Message
  • AB 1674 (Santiago) Firearms: transfers – Would have made it illegal to buy or receive more than one firearm in any 30 day period. Governor’s Veto Message

Contact Gov. Brown’s office today and voice your frustration with his hastiness to sign these bills less than 24 hours after receiving the bills, not allowing the public sufficient time to provide their input. This echoes the Legislature’s disregard for legislative rules and procedural abuse, once again not allowing the public a sufficient amount of time to give input on the pending legislation.

Mailing address:
Governor Jerry Brown
c/o State Capitol, Suite 1173
Sacramento, CA 95814 Phone: (916) 445-2841   Fax: (916) 558-3160 E-mail:

About the author: S.H. Blannelberry is the News Editor of GunsAmerica.

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  • Michael April 12, 2019, 4:11 pm

    I live in Southern California and have been here for 48 years I have seen the change evolve into what it is today! Firearms LMAO I bet if legislation was introduced to limit bodyguards of the Malibu/ Hollywood elite and State and Federal Government Officials to 5 rounds a clip or mag for pistols and rifles to bolt action w/5 in the well they would be singing a different tune… let’s level the playing field!!!! We voted them into Office under the Constitution and Laws which govern our Nation…they WORK FOR US!!!! The same Constitution and Laws provide us with the ability to remove them from the Offices they’ve grown to be so comfy in! If you have an employee who in any business can not perform their job properly they are laid off or fired…in the military you can be Dishonorably Discharged or receive a Bad Conduct Discharge, worst case scenario Execution for Treasonous Acts against We The People as A Whole…Remember this…I Pledge Allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America and to the Republic for which it Stands One Nation Under God, Indivisible with Liberty and Justice for All…and our Military Induction Oath…I Never Pledged to Protect a Socialist form of Government or Party Laws!!!!

  • bob onit March 23, 2019, 11:14 pm

    gavin newson’s grandfather shot himself in front of GN’s mother according to GN ,he could probably see how GN was turning out ,and didn’t want to see the end result ,but hell if everyone new want it would eventually provoke there is probably a ton of people who would have driven him to the golden gate bridge…they say schizophrenia is genetic gavin is proof

  • Stephen Fickel February 9, 2019, 12:04 pm

    1. Jerry brown is not the governor of California. That’s the ‘good’ news.

    2. Gavin Newson(sp) is the governor. That is the bad news.

    3. I can only assume the foregoing comments were written by people who don’t vote.

  • Captain1 February 7, 2019, 7:58 am

    I’ll bet Gov Brown and all of these Hollywood actors use security carrying high capacity magazines and AR style rifles. They can protect their own families but we can’t protect ours.

    • Clyde Crashcup February 27, 2019, 9:57 am

      Captain 1~ That’s because they’re afraid “citizens” would be able to defend themselves against THEM… which implies THEY fully intend further action against the “citizens”, action that is sure to prick the “citizens” to reaction. Of course, non-citizens would remain armed, seeing that they don’t give a rat’s a** about any laws whatsoever. (Plus, they vote dem.)

      Always remember: if you take from Peter and give it to Paul, you can depend on Paul’s vote!

  • Xuong September 21, 2018, 10:23 am

    It is “Commifornia” someone has said it. I said it numerous times before, it will only get worse as the Anti-Christ closing in to snuff out gun ownership in America so he can put the mark of the beast on everyone finally.

    Wherever Democrats get control, they will little by little take away the freedom of all Americans. The people are being deceived and don’t know it. The end time is here and all need to get ready to meet Christ, the King of kings and Lord of lords.

    Bow to confess him now as Lord and Savior or bow to confess Him as Judge eventually. God says, “I am not willing that any should perish but all should come to repentance.” “he who receives my Son has eternal life, he who rejects my Son receives eternal damnation.”

    It is one’s choice where one wants to spend eternity. Thank God for His unspeakable gift. “How can we escape the judgement for so a great of salvation?” “It is appointed to people once to die, after death the Judgment. But the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” Amen

  • Lance October 15, 2016, 2:25 pm

    Basically unless you’re an illegal alien you have no rights in Commiefornia, period. Soon it will be illegal to sell any guns in commiefornia. Look at the list of guns which are being added to their list of illegal guns everyday. Pretty much all s&w handguns are on that list as well as many basic .380 semi auto handguns. Gimmie a fucking break and turn Commiefornia over to Mexico already, more illegals there damn near than legal citizens anyways. Commiefornia was once a beautiful state to visit, no more since its been turned over to the libtards. I’ve worked out there but will never live there permanently because of how stupid that state and it’s retarded laws and regs have become. Don’t think I’ll ever step foot into it again because it’s been ruined and is no longer part of the United States of America in my opinion. Long live freedom, something CA has forgotten long ago. Libtards ruined it and in time it will belong to Mexico once again.

    • Tony D March 2, 2018, 6:16 am

      I can’t agree with this man more he is right they should just give that dirty state back to Mexico

    • Jackson March 2, 2018, 12:03 pm

      The bad thing is most the state is a conservative working class state, but you take just a few cities, which are way overrun with illegals, and liberals. It’s also sad that 80% of our produce comes from California’s farms

  • Tim July 11, 2016, 12:21 pm

    My gun store was burglarized and pistols were stolen. They have started showing up in Los Angeles in the hands of criminals (people who can’t legally possess firearms). This is the result: the weapon is confiscated, the criminal is released. That is it. Bad guy caught with stolen handgun doesn’t go to jail, gun is destroyed.

  • Kevin July 10, 2016, 2:36 pm

    Hello Nevada- Arizona ——Will be buying ammo from you.

  • Dexter Winslett B,ham. P.D. Retired July 9, 2016, 2:50 pm

    It is “PAST TIME” to water the tree of liberty.

    • Tony D March 2, 2018, 6:18 am

      This is true you go brother

  • Boris July 9, 2016, 12:39 am

    We in Alaska are praying for our brothers and sisters in California. ¡Viva la libertad!

  • Dave July 8, 2016, 10:37 pm

    Maybe we should turn Trumps Wall from Texas, north at Yuma follow CA/NV border then we stat Oregan. Then the Libs can enjoy CA however they want without polluting the rest of the country. Any of Libtards in the rest of the States can go across the Wall to live in LaLa land!

    • Eric July 10, 2016, 8:50 pm

      Sorry situation…I recently accepted a position in San Diego and all of these ILLEGAL laws passed here in the B.S. State. Since CA is so anti-gun, maybe the military should pull their bases out of this state and move them into an acceptable location such as Arizona, Texas, or a much more logical thinking state. This state is beyond retardation. “Lets pass and legalize marijuana,” but not allow lawful citizens to have their Federal Laws and Freedoms, but taken way. Actors like Kevin Bacon, George Cloony, and Matt Damon make MILLIONS from the audience with their action-packed movies using weapons, but these hypocrites are the most Anti-Gun individuals in the state. Boycott these movies and any other brainless actor out there. I have my CCW and I still will practice my Constitutional Rights! F*ck those Democrates and our Muslim POTUS!

      • Tony D March 2, 2018, 6:24 am

        Eric I can’t agree with you more I can’t stand any of those low life punks that’s all they are there punks who were probbly bullied at school so now they think there something exspecially sooney I cant stand that guy I don’t think he can act none of these creeps movies I watch

    • Tony D March 2, 2018, 6:21 am

      That’s a great idea Dave they should the low life’s

  • Beachhawk July 8, 2016, 10:24 pm

    Does Governor Jerry Brown have any clue about what these bills are going to cost the people of California? Will any of those laws stop one homicide? No! And Jerry Brown doesn’t care, because they make him and his bed-wetting fellow liberals feel good about themselves.

  • wildbill55 July 8, 2016, 8:22 pm

    I can’t understand why americans keep voting for these useless pricks.I know gunowners who tell me they are voting for Killery Clinton and i just look at them in disbelief. As for CommieF–kinfornia we need to give that shit hole back to Mexico,better yet try and sell it off to China for a landfill!!!

    • Tony D March 2, 2018, 6:28 am

      That’s a great idea wildbill they should

  • Pontificant July 8, 2016, 7:47 pm

    Who’s John Galt?

    Isn’t it time?

  • Cory July 8, 2016, 6:46 pm

    Signing gun bills only benefit criminal’s !!!! This dumb ass !!!! Why don’t he band automobile’s in his state!!!! People take test to get there license’s then drive drunk and kill innocent people!!! What’s the fucking difference!!!! I can see Ige doing the same fucking shit😡 All this assholes should wake the fuck up and see that guns don’t kill people!!!! It’s people that kill people!!!! Why don’t he band people from his fucking state !!!!! This is all to do with Obama !!!! The first thing he does is blame gun owners!!!

  • Andrew N. July 8, 2016, 3:55 pm

    Contrary to what I keep reading from other folks, law abiding citizens ARE the problem they are trying to solve. People who respect and will defend their Second Amendment Rights against Gov’t tyranny are the people these laws are aimed at, not the criminals. Criminals don’t follow existing laws, and won’t follow these either. I suggest reloading, and getting your components before they figure out that they didn’t address that, or make a few quick drives to Nevada to purchase your components or ammo, before they start checking us at the border.

  • butch cabrone July 8, 2016, 1:50 pm

    I reckon no liberal in office is going to recognize the fact that law abiding citizens are not the problem, and the government is
    seeking to make all citizens criminals, that want to exercise their rights via the second amendment. No one can prove to me that the founding fathers were limited in their thinking about this matter, of the citizens having the right to bear arms, as it is meant for self preservation and to come against those that would seek to destroy the rights provided in the Constitution, the foundation of law of this great REPUBLIC. Surely they knew that there would be further advances in the creation of better firearms. No further laws are necessary, as they will not deter those that are not law abiding citizens, from ignoring existing laws, and certainly will not eliminate those firearms in question or the devices pertaining to, that are already in circulation.
    We do not have a problem with the device, we have a problem with the criminal element.

  • Larry July 8, 2016, 1:45 pm

    These jackass voters in California keep electing Moonbeam. I see that he is still up to his illegal leftist stunts. When will you voters in California say enough is enough & stop voting for the next leftist in line for the throne of dictator of the state?

    • steve July 8, 2016, 3:41 pm

      We’re outnumbered by all the friggen liberals, we’re basically screwed here in California.

      • Rrudytoo July 8, 2016, 5:52 pm

        Vote with your feet. South Carolina would welcomeventually you with open arms!

        • Rrudytoo July 8, 2016, 5:55 pm

          “Welcomeeventually” should have been “welcome”.

          I hate predictive text / auto-correct!

    • murphjuss July 8, 2016, 4:00 pm

      sadly we’re outnumbered. stay strong don’t give up CA

  • skipNclair July 8, 2016, 1:03 pm

    He can sign bills until his nose falls off, and Obammy can create legislation out of thin air like our money until he becomes a heterosexual but they mean nothing and must be ignored for they are unconstitutional, and also go against the laws of your creator God almighty.You want to show this homo Brown where the real power lies , stop purchasing any and all things that you absolutely do not need, Buy no new cars, clothes etc. only purchase that which is an absolute need and within a week he will wake up, within a month you will win.

  • Charles Robb July 8, 2016, 11:10 am

    Doesn\’t this prevent the bills he passed?STATE OF CALIFORNIA } Oath of Office
    I, _________________________________, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will (Print Name)
    support and defend the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of the State of
    California against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to
    the Constitution of the United States and the State of California; that I take this obligation freely,
    without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully
    discharge the duties upon which I am about to enter and during such time as I hold the office of
    ______________________________. (Job Title)
    Subscribed and sworn to before me
    Signature: ___________________________
    this _______ day of _______________, __________ (day) (month) (year)

    • Richard Taylor July 8, 2016, 1:09 pm

      I think you should just drop it..
      The whole state. If all the gun owning law abiding citizens moved out ,and took their money taxes companies and jobs we could let them deal with what’s left.
      I here Florida’s beaches are great and with gun friendly laws and no state income tax.
      Why a man could kick back on the beach and wait for the next big earthquake to take the whole liberal place.

  • Wil Ferch July 8, 2016, 10:51 am

    Well…well….not too much different from the specific aspects of New York State’s SAFE law, which we’ve had since the aftermath of Sandy Hook. Lots of grassroots efforts to dismantle and show the illegality of how it was enacted….result?….nothing.
    Look at these county-by-county resolutions, still nothing–>
    At the deadline for Assault Rifle registrations….the state would not publish level of compliance but valid reports indicate 5%

  • John W July 8, 2016, 9:52 am

    Gov Brown is only doing what the democrats want! The Party wants a total ban on guns. Today is the day after Dallas. Obama is already voicing gun control. The Party has been having a Sit In to further their agenda of gun control. The Democrat’s ie: The Party wants total control of guns in this country. That’s a fact! Do you realize Kate Steinle’s law was stopped by The Party? An illegal immigrant killed her. A man who was deported 4/5 times. The Party who fights for the rights of illegal immigrants. The Party who refuses to enforce American Immigration Laws. The Party who blames guns for killings and not the murderers. The Party who would graciously deny the rights of American’s of their Constitutional rights and at the same time fight for the rights of illegal immigrant’s. Now how messed up is that? Folks remember The Party and their AntiAmericanism when you go vote. Remember every vote counts. Please show The Party by your votes that you do NOT share their idealism on gun control or illegal immigration.

    • Ron July 8, 2016, 11:12 am

      The greatest threat to the USA today is sitting in the white house!!!! Impeach Obama, vote EVERY Democrat out of office. Condemn the LIBERAL PRESS for the continuous lies and distorting of the news to promote the democrats Tierney on the USA.

      • Charles Magda July 8, 2016, 11:53 am

        Gun Controls will not stop these SHOOTINGS. Chicago has Major Gun Controls. ALL GUN VIOLENT
        CRIMES WENT UP !!

    • Keith July 8, 2016, 12:25 pm

      The confiscation has started in California. Back in the year 1999 they said you could keep your 11 round and over magazines once you registered them. Now you cannot. They register them first then they confiscate them. Never register your guns.

      These laws are nothing but tyranny.

  • Charles Robb July 8, 2016, 9:45 am

    How is abortion protected by the Constitution but gun rights not?

    As liberals around the country celebrate Whole Women’s Health v. Hellerstedt, a decisively pro-choice Supreme Court ruling on abortion, they may want to consider how the precedent set would apply to gun rights.
    Whole Women’s Health v. Hellerstedt was a 5-3 decision ruling on the concept of the “undue burden” originally established in Roe v. Wade. Roe stated, “a state has a legitimate interest in seeing to it that abortion is performed under circumstances that insure maximum safety for the patient… a statute which has the effect of placing a substantial obstacle in the path of a woman’s choice cannot be considered a permissible means of serving its legitimate ends.”
    In the most recent decision, the Court ruled that Texas’ law placed too much of an obstacle to getting an abortion, reaffirming that no obstacle, such as requiring clinics to meet ambulance surgery center standards, may be used to limit this right.
    But abortion is not an explicit right under the Constitution. Still, the Supreme Court refuses to allow any burden to prevent it from being exercised. The Justices continue to treat the right to abortion as a right equal in strength to the right to due process, trial by jury or free speech.
    By this logic, then, federal courts should equally treat the right to keep and bear arms, a fundamental right actually included in the Constitution’s Second Amendment, with the same level of respect.
    When Judge Myron Thompson wrote his decision in Planned Parenthood Southeast v. Luther Strange in the Middle District of Alabama, he explained this correlation. Writing “at its core, each protected right is held by the individual: the right to decide to have an abortion and the right to have and use firearms for self-defense. In the context of both rights, the Supreme Court recognizes that some regulation of the protected activity is appropriate, but that other regulation may tread too heavily on the right.”
    He explains that since both inherently involve other individuals or potential individuals, there is a level of supervision but, in his view, any effort to deliberately prevent an abortion is as unjust as preventing gun ownership.
    Now to be consistent the Supreme Court must use the logic they used in Hellerstedt once again, this time in the 9th Circuit Appeals case Peruta v. San Diego, which denies individuals the ability to carry concealed weapons without adhering to strict criteria which changes from county to county.
    Arbitrary guidelines like “good moral character,” and demonstrating “good cause” outside of simply self-defense or self-interest are vague burdens governments against gun rights impose to prevent ownership. In abortion cases the Supreme Court ruled burdens just like these which are used to limit abortion rights are unconstitutional, the rulings dealing with the right of gun ownership must be viewed by the same standard.
    The next Supreme Court docket will likely include the Peruta case, making it more important than ever that the Justice replacing the late Justice Scalia be one to vote in consistency with the fundamental right of being pro-choice on gun ownership.
    In the last major gun rights case, D.C. v. Heller it was Justices Scalia, Roberts, Kennedy, Thomas, and Alito all voting in favor of the Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms as an individual right. However, with Scalia’s passing it is more feasible than ever that if, for example, Hillary Clinton the presumed Democratic nominee, is elected president all of these established precedents protecting gun rights will be thrown away with a 5-4 decision against the second amendment.
    Our next president will not just have power over the executive office but the fundamental rights of the Second Amendment to be practiced without undue burden.

  • Jay E. Simkin July 8, 2016, 9:30 am

    The NSSF has backed “gun control” for a very long time. Its leaders cannot grasp that “gun control” is akin to an aggressive cancer. It cannot be managed. It must be eliminated. Were “gun control” suddenly to vanish, the NSSF – like the NRA – would implode, because its reasons for existing – pretending “to fight” against “gun control” – would have gone away.

    “Gun control” is a vast consumer fraud, in which the NSSF is complicit. First, things super-abundant cannot be controlled. That’s what foredoomed Prohibition, the nationwide ban on alcoholic drinks (1919-33). Then, as now, the ingredients for home-brew could be bought in any grocery store. In some regions, distilling alcohol (“moonshine”, “white lightning”) was a tradition older than is this Republic. Prohibition made some “moonshiners” wealthy. Those, who backed Prohibition, were impenetrably stupid. They bequeathed to us well-organized criminal cartels, still a plague on the land.

    At end-2013, there were 335,000,000 firearms in the US, more than one per resident, including infants, who usually own little. (See US Dept. of Justice, “Firearms Commerce in the United States”, 2000 and 2015). With so large a supply, those who want firearms will get them, no matter what laws exist.

    Second, since 1980, the number of firearms in the US has doubled, but the murder rate has halved. In 1980, the murder rate was 10.2 per 100,000 residents (Dept. of Justice, “Homicide Trends in the United States, 1980-2008”, p.2). In 2013, the homicide rate was 4.6 per 100,000 residents (FBI, “Crime in the United States”, 2013, Table 16). If firearms drive the incidence of criminality, the murder rate should have doubled. It didn’t. It halved.

    Third, laws in force are not used to punish those, who seek unlawfully to acquire firearms. Only rarely are there prosecutions of those ineligible to own firearms, who try to buy from a Federally-licensed dealer. Only 62 Federal prosecutions followed 76,142 denials (in 2010) of purchase applicants. For the data see, Regional Justice Information Service, “Enforcement of the Brady Act, 2010”, 2012, p. 7 (… ).

    Some denials may have been erroneous, i.e., applicants were actually eligible to buy firearms but were mistaken for ineligible persons. Even so, it beggars logic to think that all but 62 denials were unjustified. It is a Federal felony for a “prohibited person” to possess or to try to acquire any firearm. Such a small number of prosecutions shows that Federal authorities care little about stopping those, who seek to abuse firearms.

    Fourth, the agreement to add to the database of prohibited persons, those from the “no fly”, list is similarly a fraud. If enacted, it will have little impact. The reason: only 2,700 of the 109,000 on “no fly” lists are US residents or legal permanent residents. Those not in the US plainly cannot buy any firearms in the US. Those unlawfully in the US cannot lawfully acquire any firearms.

    Form 4473 – by which custody of firearms is transferred from dealer to buyer – has a question (11. k), which asks the applicant to state whether s/he is an alien illegally in the US. If an applicant answers that question in the affirmative, the dealer does not seek approval to transfer, because the applicant cannot lawfully acquire a firearm.

    Finally, even the offer of redress via the Federal Courts – to those wrongly put on these lists – is a cruel hoax. Few have the $250,000 required to litigate. For, the Dept. of Justice will surely appeal a District Court decision that a plaintiff was wrongly included on a “no fly” list. Even if the law allows recoupment of attorney’s fees and costs, few can afford to tie-up that much money.

    In short, “gun control” – specifically background checks – is simply a fraud. These laws burden the law-abiding but can do nothing to stop a person, who wants to acquire a firearm, even if that person cannot do so lawfully.

    • Fr. Lee O. Wernsing, OCCO+ July 10, 2016, 7:51 pm

      Fantastic post. Pure logic that, surprisingly, “our” career politicians cannot seem to grasp. With such a lack of basic intelligence, I wonder how well qualified they are to hold these important positions…

  • Tim July 8, 2016, 9:24 am

    Isn’t the second amendment written into the constitution for protection against a tyrannical government? I believe that description would apply to the state government of California.

  • Voice ofReality July 8, 2016, 8:58 am

    I would like to personally thank Gov. Brown for signing these bills. They open a new black market for my fellow criminals to profit from. As you already know, no piece of paper will stop crime. All it does is make it easier to commit one. The plea bargain and overcrowded jails and prisons are our biggest ally. Note also that business owners will now be defenseless against our newest method of mob smash and grab.

  • Infidel7.62 July 8, 2016, 8:42 am

    Welcome to the People’s Republic of California. Moonbeam Brown and the criminals in the state legislature must be proud. We should give CA back to Mexico, if they would even want it.

  • Steven Kaspar July 8, 2016, 7:57 am

    How can a right granted buy our Constitution be struck down buy some asshole politician thats crazier than a shit house rat.Speaking of rats the biggest threat to America isn’t terrorism, its the liberals and the democrat party and to a lessor extent neocon republicans.FTG

  • Bob S July 8, 2016, 7:55 am

    And that is why they call it-the LEFT COAST!

  • Paul July 8, 2016, 7:44 am

    Maybe the great earthquake will send the Peoples Republic of Kalifornia off to join its sister island of. “Gun Free” Hawaii. Kim jong-un will rejoice as the two islands join hands with gun free North Korea.

  • RetNavet July 8, 2016, 7:16 am

    I hope it doesn’t happen, but we know it will. Someone who should have been able to own the banned firearms to protect his/her family is killed. When it does lets hope that persons surviving relatives sues the living shit out of Kalifornia and Gov. Brown-eye personally for violating civil rights

    • DarryH July 8, 2016, 8:19 am

      That won’t take long…….sadly !!

    • Keith July 8, 2016, 2:16 pm

      Most people in California like being unarmed sheep. Most are certainly scared of the inevitable nuclear explosion that happens then the eleventh round is fired from a gun barrel. Don’t worry, the State will come for the ten round and other capacity magazines later when another excuse is available.
      Time to bury your firearms or get them out of State. Preferably move out like I did over a decade ago.

  • Larry July 8, 2016, 7:06 am

    This guy is one of the biggest idiots to take office next to obama! Doing nothing to curb the violence in that wonderful state other than take guns out of good people and still leave them in the hands of criminals. How about fixing your financial problems in your Bankrupt state?? See what happens after this MORON signs this crap.. Just sign the state over to the CRIMINALS…

  • BigC July 8, 2016, 6:57 am

    How about a RECALL election or do you think Kalifornia has reached the idiot saturation point, where an election would be useless??

    • mad as hell July 8, 2016, 12:02 pm

      in Colorado a recall worked well

  • Wayne garrett July 8, 2016, 5:59 am

    I think trying to put in new gun law is should I say stupid they can do all they want but if we have a family and 2 or 3 children someone breaks in to kill all of u I will definitely have protection to protect my family I do have a gun permit and as long as I live I will always have one we nee a new President he has in 8 yrs put America in a lot of danger when we have a murder he always brings up gun control if it was his family he might look at it differently we live by Whitehouse rules a little like communism we r a free country they need to start treating us like it listen to us some

  • Bob Denton July 8, 2016, 5:17 am

    Hopefully this will catch in more states and that congress will get a hint that we want it.

    • Steven July 8, 2016, 7:26 am

      Keep dreaming, speak for yourself, & get a life, liberal internet troll.

    • Steven Kaspar July 8, 2016, 7:59 am

      Get the fuck out of my country!

    • Dave July 8, 2016, 8:06 am

      Yeah, no. Besides the fact that these laws specifically target law abiding citizens who have peacefully owned these weapons and “dangerous” 30 round magazines is an outrage. The Governor signed these bills into law, then turns around and strikes down a handful more stating that they would do nothing to stop criminals from committing crimes. If you are so happy to change that “old and outdated” second amendment always remember there is one amendment that is older and our forefathers only envisioned the use of old hand cranked printing presses, not these global message channels that can spread hate and disinformation from strangers. Perhaps we should take a look at the good old first amendment while we look at the second, surely you have no problem tinkering with those old, outdated pieces of text do you? I’m sure you don’t.

    • Kent San July 8, 2016, 8:40 am

      Mouth breathing moron. Go F yourself, Dem scum

    • Steven-Too July 8, 2016, 8:46 am

      If ‘we’ are scared of what a gun can do than ‘we’ should go live in a gated community with bars on the windows and panic rooms. It’s my right to have a firearm that is capable of protecting me and mine, or capable of competition, or hunting, or recreation, or collecting. Capable is not a product limited by perversion of our laws and rights under the guise stopping gun violence only then to be applied to your neighbors and never solving the problem. Do you want the problem solved? Or, do you simply want to FEEL safe? If the former, push for arrest, prosecution and no release punishment instead of interview and release for those that actually break the law (and not these artificially made ‘laws’ about magazine size). If the latter, no one can help you. There are already millions of guns out there so it is then a personal problem. A personal problem that does not give you the right to take away my rights.

      • Keith July 8, 2016, 2:21 pm

        I believe there are over 50 million magazines in the United States already in civilian hands that hold 16 rounds or more. May we all keep them for protection from an out of control tyranny like the State of California. Never register your guns and never surrender them.

    • Jason July 8, 2016, 8:56 am

      No, we don’t want it. You do NOT speak for the majority. There are a handful of you ignorant, misanthropic, short-sighted people that have no understanding of the reality of the world we live in or the concept of civil and human rights; the rest of us sincerely wish you would shut up.

    • Rouge1 July 8, 2016, 1:41 pm

      Just another demacrat elite trying to steal your inalienable rights so they may continue their tradition of slavery ,tyranny and terror.

  • Steve Holsten July 8, 2016, 5:06 am

    I’m so thankful my family & I don’t live in the Communist country of California! They cannot be a state in our good ole US of A since they constantly trample on our constitution and our precious 2nd Amendment. PISS on you Useless Dictator Jerry Brown!!!

  • Phil July 8, 2016, 2:49 am

    I operate a small business in Arizona, less than a mile from the Kalifornia border. I am going to get so bloody rich on cash only purchases of ammo and magazines. It might even be cost effective to upgrade my FFL now and start selling “assault weapons”, if I can do it without blatantly violating too many BATFE regs. Keep passing those bills, boys.

  • Gary July 5, 2016, 3:28 pm

    I’ll be sure to line right up to register and turn my stuff in, making an appointment for february 30th. Maybe he should show more concern about all the guns reported stolen by police agencies. Check out the register’s article :

  • WillB July 3, 2016, 7:00 pm

    There are other States to live in. So, if you don’t like California you can move to one of those. All the whinning in the world will not change California 1 tiny (very tiny) bit. If you moved out of there already…….good for you. Just make sure you don’t make a similar mistake by moving to New York.

    • SuperG July 4, 2016, 10:28 am

      Yep, moved out over 20 years ago. I saw that they wanted me to be a victim. All the criminals cheered when Jerry signed these bills. But don’t be too quick to write his office, as he’s on vacation in Europe now.

    • Jason July 8, 2016, 9:00 am

      The problem is that each inch given turns into a mile and soon there won’t be anywhere to move to if these illegal and treasonous laws are not spoken out against and fought in court. When you start surrendering you start losing. Simple as that.

  • Matt July 3, 2016, 6:48 pm

    I know this sounds stupid but I wished he would pass every law they send him. Let’s just get this over already. I don’t live there and don’t plan on ever visiting. Give California back to Mexico and build a wall on its border.

  • Will Drider July 3, 2016, 12:10 am

    Idiots elect idiots. The Feds turn a blind eye to CA’s violations of Fed Laws, a near bankrupt State, they will in time be as bad as chiraq. The problem is that as CA decays, the Libs/Dems move to WA, OR & ID and spread their contamination. Look at the anti gun movement and new gun laws in WA and OR. At least lD’s foundation is solid but how long will it last?

    • Mark N. July 4, 2016, 12:13 am

      California may have been near bankrupt, but after 8 years of Governor Brown, it is on (at least at the current time) on a firm financial footing and with a budget surplus. The problem with surpluses is that every legislator wants it spent on his pet project instead of catching up on billions of dollars of backlogged infrastructure repairs. I think maybe they are waiting for the next big quake so as to qualify for federal disaster funds….

  • Christian July 2, 2016, 4:18 am

    I would have written an E-Mail to Mr. Brown although I do believe he gives a damn about the opinions from someone from the other side of the Atlantic. But I was disappointed when I wanted to try it and saw that I only can send him an E-Mail with a maximum of 6.000 characters. Yes, characters not letters! I would have so much to write for Mr. Brown but when I already compare the amount of characters of my comment on the blog entry before this one (Wave of Draconian Gun Bills Headed to California Governor’s Desk) MS Word counted that already there I used a total of 4.688 characters and there I just wrote about one thing of many I wanted to tell Mr. Brown about, trying to convince him to change his mind. I have so much more to write to him, collecting so many good reasons to throw these bills away as well as the Californian believe about guns in general, but his character limit and the behavior of not letting the public to know that he makes a decision about these unfair bills before the very day he signs these things, makes me wonder if the American Democracy is more and more a dictatorship, like they already are in mine and many other European countries.

    Anyway, if one of you guys knows a real public E-Mail address of Mr. Brown without a character limit I could send all my concerns to, I still would give it a try. But via this website with a 6.000 character limit there is no way for me, as I have too much to write. I guess many of you have too and I also guess that’s why they input this 6.000 letter limit because of pure fear that they are flooded with perfect reasons for not behaving like that.

    • Matt July 3, 2016, 6:39 pm

      Can you send multiple email labeling each page 1/5. I know that’s stupid but this is going to Commiefornia.

      • Christian July 4, 2016, 3:27 am

        Hey Matt, happy Independence Day! Hmmm, maybe I could do this. Or maybe there is some kind of a public E-Mail address of his party in California? So, not a main E-Mail address of them for the whole country but a specific one for California. I am still very serious about it and although I do fully understand your dislike and anger about this matter, I don’t want to flood them with multiple messages that all link together because then the chance that someone of them will actually read it and take it serious (if they ever will) will surely go down if I do annoy them like this because I also have my own experience with things like that:

        Last year I was sending an E-Mail to a German SPD politician (Christian Hanke) who has a direct E-Mail address and I only received an E-Mail demon but I was wondering why the demon came a full day after I’ve sent it because normally these things arrive as soon as you have sent your mail. Someone else tried to send this guy a mail too and he had the same thing. As he knows more about computers he told me that this was in fact a manual demon so someone sent me this demon to lie to me that my E-Mail has never arrived although it likely did. But hey, it was SPD so I didn’t expected something better out of this.

    • Rollin Shultz July 8, 2016, 5:38 am

      Why not just write it all in Word and send it to the governor in parts?

      • Christian July 8, 2016, 9:06 am

        Hi Rollin, just as I’ve told Matt I think the chance of someone actually reading it would extremely go down if I send them many parts that are obviously all linked together. They would think I just want to flood or spam them and then all my writing would be in vain, which I obviously don’t want to. This is what I’m worrying about it. I was even searching in the net for a real E-Mail address of him but of course I wasn’t successful.

  • JAQUE BAUER July 1, 2016, 10:59 pm

    The Communist state of California leads the rest of the nation in trends and public policy. A state that gives legal status, law licenses, drivers licenses, and soon to be voting rights to criminal migrants living in the state in violation of federal immigration statutes. At the same time the state guts the 2nd Amendment which will not stop criminals from getting guns. Citizens rights are trampled while non citizens are given privledges in violation of standing law.

    • DRAINO July 2, 2016, 7:15 am

      You know…I have heard that for a long time….about how Kalifornia goes, so goes the rest of the nation. I want to say BS to that notion. I think that’s what they want….but I think we need to rail against that notion. They can keep their trends and policies. And I’m sorry, but its time to hit them where it hurts….In the wallets. Don’t buy anything from Kalifornia, don’t go to or have anything to do with Kalifornia, If you live there….MOVE out of Kalifornia. That’s the only way to respond really. Or you can play sheep and let them steam roll over you even more than they already are. As far as I’m concerned, let the Idiot democrats and liberal morons have their own little mecca where they can have their own little dysfunctional nation. On the same token….don’t let them leave. Set up a border, arm it, and don’t let them leave. Let all the illegal immigrants in that wants in. Keep all the hollywood libtards locked in there. Treat them as a foreign hostile nation. I realize we don’t even do that with Mexico, but I think its a great idea anyway.

  • Carl herout July 1, 2016, 9:19 pm

    This is bs what are they thinking so we can’t protect are selfs

  • Mark N. July 1, 2016, 7:39 pm

    The governor also vetoed a bill that would have expanded California’s “gun violence restraining order” law (which allows for specified close family members to apply for a restraining order requiring the person to turn over firearms for up to one year if there is proof that the person presents a significant risk of harm to himself or others) to allow co-workers and employers to seek such restraining orders. I haven’t seen the veto message, but am thankful that the Governor recognized the mischief that would likely result from this bill as minor job squabbles turn into court cases with serious consequences.

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