AB 879: Gipson. Firearms — Precursor Parts
Yesterday, AB 879 passed Senate Public Safety on a 5 to 1 vote. This bill will complicate sales of firearm precursor parts tremendously, as well as jam up the already backlogged DOJ. In his testimony, Assemblymember Gipson shamelessly used the recent death of an officer killed in the line of duty to push forward his agenda, stating in part that, “If this bill had been passed, she would still be alive!” This is simply not true. In 2013 DOJ identified a backlog of over 20,000 APPS subjects—known Armed Prohibited Persons. CRPA was there yesterday to remind the Assemblymember that, according to DOJ, the reason there are still 10,000+ Armed Prohibited felons on our streets is because they are overtasked with firearms registrations and DOJ is busy continually seeking additional funding to complete the important task of removing the 10,634 known armed felons on your streets! If this bill passes to regulate production of firearm precursor parts, it will burden DOJ even further with the needless registration and tracking of thousands of firearm parts!
Let Assemblymember Gipson know you want DOJ’s attention focused on violent criminals—NOT on law-abiding citizens purchasing firearm parts for legal use.
SB 172: Portantino. Firearms — Storage.
SB 172 was passed out of Assembly Public Safety yesterday on a 5 to 2 vote. This bill will make it a crime for you to choose to keep ANY firearm out of a safe in your home for protection—a crime that, if convicted, will prohibit you from owning a firearm for 10 years! Yes, you will receive the same penalty as felons for keeping a firearm out of a safe whether it be for home protection or even a shotgun on display at your hunting club! Existing law already regulates storage requirements to prevent children from accessing firearms.
Contact Senator Portantino and let him know enough is enough! Your residence is yours to defend as you wish!
SB 61: Portantino. Firearms Transfers
Should you be limited to using a constitutional right only once a month? Senator Portantino thinks so, and so do the other Democratic members of Assembly Public Safety. Yesterday, SB 61 passed with a 5 to 2 vote to limit your right to purchase firearms to just one long gun a month. (Note: Assemblymember Kamlager-Dove made a statement against bill and did not vote.) Can you imagine if your right to free speech was limited to one day a month!? In his testimony, Senator Portantino asked, “Who needs to purchase more than one gun a month?”
We suggest you contact the Senator’s office and let him know—you do!
For additional details on AB 879, SB 172, and SB 61 and other pertinent bills refer to www.crpa.org.