Editor’s Note: The following is a news alert from the National Shooting Sports Foundation, the firearms industry trade association. In a nutshell, it’s do or die time for California gun owners! If they fail to contact Gov. Brown and voice their opposition to this latest assault on their 2A rights, they may lose what little 2A rights they have left. See the list of bills below.
The California Legislature chose to disregard legislative process and procedure, sending a package of gun control bills to Gov. Jerry Brown earlier today. Anti-gun Assemblymembers and Senators have denied Californians the right and time to provide their input.
Having failed to promote his failed anti-gun agenda throughout the country, former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg turned his sights to California, spending large sums of money to promote his anti-Constitutional ideas.
The bills listed below will further infringe on the constitutional rights of law-abiding Californians, making it more difficult to legally purchase firearms and ammunition. Make no mistake about it, this is not about public safety, rather self-promotion and interests.
- AB 1135 (Levine) Firearms: assault weapons – Expand the definition of assault weapons based on whether a semiautomatic firearm has a detachable magazine, banning thousands of popular firearms
- AB 1511 (Santiago) Firearms: lending – Make it illegal to loan a firearm to a person who is personally known to you (except for family members with restrictions)
- AB 1673 (Gipson) Firearms: unfinished frame or receiver – Expand the definition of a firearm to partially finished frames and receivers (no definition of what this means) and require their registration
- AB 1674 (Santiago) Firearms: transfers – Make it illegal to buy or receive more than one firearm in any 30 day period
- AB 1695 (Bonta) Firearms: false reports – Expand the definition of a firearm to partially finished frames and receivers (no definition of what this means) and require their registration
- SB 880 (Hall) Firearms: assault weapons – Expand the definition of assault weapons based on whether a semiautomatic firearm has a detachable magazine, banning thousands of popular firearms
- SB 894 (Jackson) Firearms: lost or stolen: reports – Make it a crime not to report lost and stolen firearms to law enforcement
- SB 1235 (de Leon) Ammunition – Require authorization to buy ammunition and track what and how much ammunition each person buys, creating a database of ammunition purchasers
- SB 1446 (Hancock) Firearms: magazine capacity – Make it illegal to possess magazines that can hold more than 10 rounds no matter how long a person has owned them
It is critical that you contact Gov. Brown IMMEDIATELY and respectfully urge him to VETO all of these anti-gun bills. Let him know that you object to the Legislature’s denial of your right to voice your input on each of these measures and that you are offended by the Legislature’s disregard for legislative rules and procedural abuse.
Gov. Brown has indicated he will act on these bills by Friday at 11 a.m., prior to leaving the country for his European vacation. Time is of the essence! Contact information for Gov. Brown can be found below.
GOVERNOR JERRY BROWN
Governor Jerry Brown
c/o State Capitol, Suite 1173
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: (916) 445-2841
Fax: (916) 558-3160