Recap On Senate Vote!

Today, the California State Senate again decided that protecting criminals is more important than defending your Second Amendment rights. The good news is, they have not yet become law!

Ten out of the eleven bills that were approved today will take us one step closer to losing our ability to protect ourselves and our families. Many of these bills will turn thousands of law-abiding citizens into criminals, through the stroke of a pen, because of the new regulations and restrictions that were passed out of the Senate.

While for the most part, these bills were approved by a party line vote, there were many instances of bi-partisanship opposition to the legislation, with Democrats such as Richard Roth (D-Riverside) and Cathleen Galgiani (D-Manteca) voting to preserve your right to keep and bear arms.

In addition to bi-partisan opposition, several brave representatives spoke out to defend the rights of California’s gun owners. Senators Jeff Stone (R-Temecula), Jim Nielsen (R – Gerber), Ted Gaines (R–Rocklin), Senator Mike Morrell (R- Rancho Cucamonga), Senator Jean Fuller ( R-Bakersfield), Senator Andy Vidak ( R-Bakersfield) and Senator John Moorlach (R-Costa Mesa) spoke to promote the rights of Californians protected by the Second Amendment. We appreciate their vocal opposition to the anti-gun bills that were brought to the floor. CRPA sincerely appreciates their efforts and would like to encourage you to call the aforementioned Senators and thank them for their courage. You can find their information by clicking here.

Below you will find a complete list of who voted for and against each anti-firearm bill:
SB 880 (Hall)

SB 1235 (De Leon)

SB 894 (Jackson)

SB 1006 (Wolk)

SB 1407 (De Leon)

SB 1446 (Hancock)

AB 156 (McCarty & De Leon)

AB 1135 (Levine & Ting)

AB 1511 (Santiago)

AB 857 (Cooper & De Leon)

Here is an additional list of each bill that was brought before the Senate today:

SB 880 (Hall) – SB 880 will serve as a reclassification of various weapons such as semiautomatic center-fire rifles or semiautomatic pistols that can accept a detachable magazine to “assault weapons”, meaning that these weapons would now be illegal. 

SB 1235 (De Leon) – SB 1235 will require the California Department of Justice to keep a data-base on all ammunition transactions and require purchasers of ammo to undergo screening with each ammunition purchase. 

SB 894 (Jackson) – SB 894 will make it a crime if an individual gun owner does not report their gun stolen within 5 days of realizing that their weapon has gone missing. This legislation will also make it a crime to fail to report a recovered gun within 48 hours. 

SB 1006 (Wolk) – SB 1006 would direct the University of California to use taxpayer funds for gun control research. 

SB 1407 (De Leon) – SB 1407 would require as of, July 1, 2018, that all newly manufactured weapons must have a serial number or unique identifier or the manufacturer or assembler will face consequences. This bill would also require as of, January 1, 2019, that all gun owners who own a weapon with out a unique identifier must apply to the California Department of Justice for a identifier for weapons dating back to 1899. 

SB 1446 (Hancock) – SB 1446 would make it, as of, July 1, 2017, a crime to posses any high capacity magazine regardless of when the magazine was acquired. The first offense would be a fine not exceeding 100 dollars and with subsequent offenses, the punishment would rise. 
                                 “GUTTED AND AMENDED BILLS”
AB156 (McCarty & De Leon) – AB 156’s original intent was to combat global warming but has been altered to serve as a restriction on ammunition.

AB 857 (Cooper & De Leon) – AB 857’s original intent was to reduce greenhouse gases, but has been altered to serve as a restriction on curios, relics, and home-built firearms.

AB 1135 (Levine & Ting) – AB 1135’s original intent was to form the Kings River East Groundwater Sustainability Agency but has been amended to serve as a reclassification of certain semi-automatic weapons to assault weapons.

AB 1511 (Santiago) – AB 1511’s original intent was to encourage the State Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission to establish a comprehensive plan to save energy throughout California. The new version of this bill would be to limit the loan of a firearm between two law abiding citizens, for example a hunting trip or home protection.

While these bills may have passed through the Senate, they have not yet become law! You can help us stop the legislation from being approved by the Assembly. The next step in the legislative process is to go before the Assembly Public Safety Committee and the Assembly Appropriations Committee.

You can find a list of members for the Public Safety Committee here, and the list of members for the Appropriations Committee, here. By actively calling committee members, you can help us stop the bills before they get to the Assembly floor.

If the bills are approved by these committees, they will then go before the entire Assembly for a vote. Help us get a head start and call your Assembly member to tell them they need to stop this legislation.To find your Assembly member, please click here.

For a list of contact information for the entire State Assembly, please click here.

Several bills that originated in the Assembly, were approved by the Senate, (“Gutted and Amended”) and will now go before Governor Jerry Brown. Our best hope is to encourage the Governor to VETO these bills. To contact the Governor, please click here.

Some of the battles have ended, but the attack on your rights continues. Help CRPA continue to advocate for your freedoms. Please assist in these efforts by getting involved or making a donation. Your donation will empower CRPA to continue the fight for your constitutional rights in Sacramento.

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21 responses to “Recap On Senate Vote!

  1. I have already written the Governor about my opposition to the pending gun bills that he has vetoed in the past and written why he did so. I urge you to continue to email our members and tell them to contact the Governor to VETO all these gun bills that land on his desk. Surely you have some inside clout with him since CRPA has lobbyists who do this sort of thing. I’m 70 years old and retired law enforcement (40 years) and a submarine vet and still cannot believe what goes on in this state with it’s tyrannical lawmakers. I guess we can blame ourselves though since most of their parents came here illegally, worked as housekeepers, field hands and gardeners. I guess it’s payback time, nothing to do with terrorists.

  2. I will not comply. The laws are illegal and I will thumb my nose at them. If it ever comes down to where I have to shoot someone, I will not call the police, I will pick up my brass and go home. If I am at home and someone breaks in, I’ll plant them in the backyard and use them for fertilizer. These state representatives should be thrown out of office.

  3. You can just see all those Bloods, Crips, MS13s, KKKs, Hells Angels, psychos, etc. lining up at the police station to turn in their 12-round magazines…..

  4. It doesn’t make us less capable of defending ourselves. It just adds oppponents we have to defend ourselves from, including all those who believe they have the authority to infringe upon our rights, law enforcement included.

  5. The communist law makers in California just declared WAR on honest citizens, and if Governor “moon beam” does not veto this BS, then he is part of them…I never thought I’d see the day when citizens take to the streets, and FIGHT….The last war I was in was Viet Nam….YOU HEAR US YOU COMMUNIST TRATORS!…
    Your days as a communist law maker are DONE! Wait til a couple million of us desend on the Capital…..We will GRIDLOCK the entire city………!

  6. Well, I think it is time California to loose the income it has made off of me for the last 40 years of paying tax’s.
    It is time to move out of this liberal state, you can have governor Brown and all his clowns that follow him.
    It is sad, born and raised in CA for 53 years, time to move on

  7. Can’t a lawsuit be filed to tie this up in the courts until enough support is garnered by the citizenry to get this overturned? I would certainly be willing to donate funds for such a legal challenge. Can the NRA get involved to help the citizens of California on this? This is the same crap these bastards in the state legislature 2 years ago by providing illegal immigrants with driver’s licenses. And then, oh gee, as of 1/1/2016 anybody with a driver’s license is now automatically registered to vote regardless of whether not they are a citizen or not.

  8. I have tried repeatedly for the last couple of days to come up with a written response to legislators on these gun bills. I for the life of me cannot complete them without a hint of anger and the strong urge to use inappropriate adjectives. I only own one handgun for home protection. It is a S&W Model 411 which was part of the value series manufactured back in the early-mid 90’s. It came legally at the time of purchase with one (1) 11 round magazine. While 10 round magazines were later made, I never purchased one. I never figured on the need for multiple magazines. Unfortunately, these magazines are no longer manufactured or available anywhere on the open market. SB 1446 (Hancock) will basically confront me with a terrible choice…break the law or get rid of the lone magazine, making the pistol completely inoperable. This is complete BS legislation. This is underhanded in every way conceivable. I now have to quit writing because I’m feeling frustration and anger and don’t want to say something more negative than I’ve already said. God help us all from tyrants and beasts.

    1. This whole thing is BS and hopefully all of the bills will not pass but in case they do this particular section of SB-1446 looks to apply to your particular case seemingly making you safe.

      SEC 4
      (f) A person lawfully in possession of a firearm that the person obtained prior to January 1, 2000, if no magazine that holds 10 or fewer rounds of ammunition is compatible with that firearm and the person possesses the large-capacity magazine solely for use with that firearm.

  9. They are attacking us on all fronts and we are reminding ourselves to be polite and respectful. That is a proven way to lose our liberty and 2nd Amendment that is its only guarantee.

    It’s time to take gloves off.

    Trump 2016!

  10. So it will soon be time to sell home and business, and deprive this once great state from both income and property taxes. Enough is enough.

  11. Well , it really is US vs THEM. We who love this country and remember when it was a land governed by the will of the people , can’t believe that we’re at war with so many of our politicians. What can we do ? Vote, support NRA and CPRS, write letters to the editors, encourage those politicians that stand with us. We can no longer sit back and allow these corrupt , un-American socialist liberals to destroy the greatest country on earth. If we band together with courage and purpose as Americans have for generations, we cannot be defeated. If we really want GOD to Bless America, We the People need to “Stand and Fight”
    for whats right !!!

  12. Don,
    Who has the time to do a recall? I work and I’ve called the Gov. I’ve called finestiene and Boxer, my local Julie brown ( commie) to no avail! Truly who has the time for this? I’ve emailed, I’ve sign petitions all the while our commie gov. Is globe trodding durning our Fourth of July! Globalist commie! But I thank you for this link and if you need calls or emails great, but most of us have other responsibilities & literally no time!

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