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CA: Two Anti-Gun Bills Have Serious Effect On Semi-Automatic Firearms

January 15, 2016

Yesterday, January 14, California’s NRA-PVF “F”-rated Attorney General, Kamala Harris, announced her support of freshman Assembly Member David Chiu’s introduction of  Assembly Bill 1663 in a press release.  AB 1663 would expand the classification of assault weapons to include those semi-automatic firearms that use a “bullet button1” and require those that possess those firearms to register them as “Assault Weapons” or face penalties, arrest, and CONFISCATION. The proposal also BANS the future sale of those firearms.On the same day, NRA-PVF “F”-rated Assembly Members Marc Levine and Phil Ting introduced a second anti-gun bill, Assembly Bill 1664.  AB 1664 would ban the use of a “bullet button” and require those that possess those firearms to register them as “Assault Weapons” or face penalties, arrest, and confiscation. The proposal also bans the future sale of those firearms.The use of a “bullet button” currently keeps semi-automatics with detachable magazines from being classified as an “assault weapon.”  In banning the use of a “bullet button” the possessor of will now have possession of what California law considers an “assault weapon.”  With this being said, the possessor will now have to register that firearm with the state or face penalties.

The explanation of registration in both bills means paying a registration fee, for which an amount is not listed in either legislation, and the registration will contain:

A description of the firearm and unique identifiers;
The date the firearm was acquired;
The name and address of the individual from whom, or business from which the firearm was acquired;
Registrant’s full name, address, telephone number, date of birth, height, weight, eye color, hair color, and;
California driver’s license number or California identification card number.
These bills are detrimental to the Golden State’s tens of thousands of law-abiding gun owners. They would turn thousands of legally-owned semi-automatic firearms into what California law defines as an “assault weapon.” These semi-automatic firearms that California is turning into “assault weapons” are the same semi-automatics used in hunting, competitive shooting and general legal use by law-abiding gun owners throughout the United States.

Assembly Members David Chiu, Marc Levine, and Phil Ting must hear from all of California’s Second Amendment supporters opposing these erroneous bills.  That is why it is mperative for you to forward this critical alert to your family, friends, fellow sportsmen, gun owners, and Second Amendment supports.  Contact information can be found below:

Assembly Member David Chiu (D-17)
(916) 319-2017
assemblymember.chiu@assembly.ca.gov

Assembly Member Marc Levine (D-10)
(916) 319-2010
levineforassembly@gmail.com

Assembly Member Phil Ting (D-19)
(916) 319-2019
phil@philting.com

1 A bullet button is a device used to permanently fix a magazine in a semiautomatic rifle that was originally built to accept a detachable magazine in order to comply with California’s gun laws. A “bullet button” replaces the magazine release with a block and the user needs to remove the magazine by using a tool.  The name came about due to a 1999 California State law which said that a “bullet or ammunition cartridge is considered a tool.”

Yesterday, January 14, California’s NRA-PVF “F”-rated Attorney General, Kamala Harris, announced her support of freshman Assembly Member David Chiu’s introduction of  Assembly Bill 1663 in a press release.  AB 1663 would expand the classification of assault weapons to include those semi-automatic firearms that use a “bullet button1” and require those that possess those firearms to register them as “Assault Weapons” or face penalties, arrest, and CONFISCATION.

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