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CA Senate Votes To Pile On Work For Already Overburdened DOJ

January 30, 2018

The California Senate passed a costly and unnecessary bill to further regulate California firearm dealers. SB 459 aims to create mandatory inspections of firearms dealers every three years, even though DOJ can already inspect them whenever they want to. California’s dealers are already subject to some of the strictest laws in the country regulating the sale of firearms; they don’t need more red tape.

With over 2500 licensed dealers in California, the increased rate of inspection will place a massive strain on an already overburdened DOJ. As shown by their failure to roll out the new “assault weapon” regulations, ammo regulations, and ammo vendor license issuing system on time, DOJ is unequipped, and unable, to perform its legally mandated regulatory obligation to manage the myriad of gun laws coming out of Sacramento. Adding the labor to do more unnecessary inspections of FFL’s to the DOJ’s existing workload will only result in more delays and failures at the department.

Though this bill passed the Senate, we are fighting hard against it; SB 459 is now headed to the Assembly and we need your help to stop it. Contact the members of the Assembly Committee on Appropriations and tell them to vote against more unnecessary red tape for our state’s FFLs and against more unnecessary work for DOJ. Make sure they know that inspections should be left to the professionals, not politicians. Thank you for your support!

Click here to contact the members of the Assembly Appropriations Committee.

The California Senate passed a costly and unnecessary bill to further regulate California firearm dealers. SB 459 aims to create mandatory inspections of firearms dealers every three years, even though DOJ can already inspect them whenever they want to. California’s dealers are already subject to some of the strictest laws in the country regulating the sale of firearms; they don’t need more red tape.

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