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Call Governor Brown and Urge Him to Veto!

September 5, 2018

Although the legislature adjourned last week with a several anti-2A bills passing both houses, there is still time to make a difference. Keeping your Second Amendment rights is important and keeping the state from restricting them is something you can help with.

Please call Governor Jerry Brown and respectfully urge him to veto the following bills that would restrict and limit your constitutional rights:

SB 221 (Weiner, D) this bill bans gun shows at the Cow Palace Arena in Daly City. Despite opposition from the fair board and the department of finance, which made valid points about the potential loss of revenue and the poor precedent set by this bill.

SB 1177 (Portantino, D), is a repeat of a similar bill from last session. Despite having been vetoed by Governor Brown twice before, Senator Portantino insists on resurrecting the one long gun a month bill. Restricting long gun sales to one a month will not do anything to reduce violent crime or access to firearms by criminals. Our lawmakers can’t seem to understand that criminals do not buy their firearms legally at their local FFL; this bill will only hurt law-abiding gun owners. Hopefully, Governor Brown will veto this bad bill one last time.

SB 1100 (Portantino, D), will raise the age to purchase a long gun in California to 21. While this bill does contain exemptions for active law enforcement, active military, and active hunting license holders, it is a dangerous attack on one of our foundational right as Americans. By raising the age to purchase a long gun to 21, SB 1100 is setting an arbitrary age barrier on the right to self-defense. Young mothers, students, and veterans will all be left defenseless in their homes by this bill. No other Constitutional right has an age limit placed on it, our Second Amendment shouldn’t either.

SB 1487 (Stern, D), is perhaps the greatest example of our legislature’s hubris. In an act that painfully showcases their exaggerated sense of self-importance, the legislature is attempting to make African hunting illegal. By banning Californian’s from importing and possessing animals legally harvested in African Nations, SB 1487 will severely curtail the rights of California hunter/conservationists. Our lawmakers can’t come to terms with the fact that governing California does not entitle them to govern the whole world.

Although the legislature adjourned last week with a several anti-2A bills passing both houses, there is still time to make a difference. Keeping your Second Amendment rights is important and keeping the state from restricting them is something you can help with.

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