Action Is Needed Now!

June 22, 2016

As early as tomorrow morning, the California State Senate could begin the final process of approving eight anti-firearm bills and sending them to the Governor for signatures.

The bills that will be heard before the Senate can be seen below:

AB 1664 (Levine & Ting): AB 1664 would extend the definition of an assault weapon to include all semi-automatic rifles and pistols with a removable magazine and that use “bullet button”. For example, an AR-15 would be included in this.

AB 1673 (Gipson): AB 1673 would take the definition of a firearm and extend to it include any unfinished frames or receivers that can be converted into a weapon. This bill could make any object that is associated with a firearm subject to the same regulations that apply to firearms.

AB 1674 (Santiago): AB 1674 would add to the current restrictions that are placed on an individual in regards to how many firearms they can purchase in a 30 day period. Current law states that only one handgun can be purchased in this time period but if this legislation is passed, long guns would fall under this restriction as well.

AB 1695 (Bonta): AB 1695 would make it a misdemeanor to file a false stolen weapons report with a peace officer. While CRPA is not opposed to this, we are opposed to the fact that being convicted of this, would strip an individual of their right to posses a firearm for ten years, which is usually only reserved for felonies.

AB 2607 (Ting): AB 2607 would allow an employer, coworker or mental health worker to file a restraining order on an individual to keep them from owning a gun. This individual would not be allowed to defend themselves until 21 days later. In this time, they would have their right to bear arms stripped from them, regardless if the claims were true or not.

AB 156 (McCarty): AB 156 will require background checks for ammunition purchasers, licenses to sell ammunition, and collection of sale information. Restrictions on ammunition purchases, creates a DOJ database of ammunition owners.  Bans internet / out of stage ammunition purchase.

AB 1135 (Levine, Ting): AB 1135 would redefine assault weapons to encompass specified guns capable of accepting any type of detachable magazine. Bans common and constitutionally protected firearms that have magazine locking devices.

AB 857 (Cooper): AB 857 would require a person to get a serial number from DOJ before making or assembling a gun. Retroactively requires serial numbers to be placed on (some or numbers of) firearms dating back to 1899.

Please contact your Senator and tell them to vote no on these legislative proposals that will limit our right to keep and bear arms and do nothing to make the public safer. To find your Senator, click here.

Also, please contact the author of each bill and encourage them to pull their proposals and  to work on practical solutions to making our communities safer. You can find the author of each bill here.

We also encourage you to contact swing votes in the Senate, who could possibly vote either for or against this legislation. Their contact info can be found here.

In anticipation of these bills moving onto the Governor’s desk for his signature, we must mobilize to talk to him about vetoing bills that fail to stop crime and hurt law abiding citizens.To contact the Governor, click here.

As early as tomorrow morning, the California State Senate could begin the final process of approving eight anti-firearm bills and sending them to the Governor for signatures.

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