The California Rifle & Pistol Association, founded in 1875, provides training in the safe, responsible, and enjoyable use of firearms; sanctions competitive shooting state championships; and fights for the constitutional right to keep and bear arms for those who choose to own a gun in California for sport, hunting, or self-defense.
AB 1254 (Kamlager-Dove) Bobcats: take prohibition
This bill, until January 1, 2025, would make it unlawful to hunt, trap, or otherwise take a bobcat, except under specified circumstances, including under a depredation permit. The bill, commencing January 1, 2025, would authorize the commission to amend its regulations to open a bobcat hunting season in any area determined by the commission to require a hunt, as specified. The bill would prohibit the take of bobcats under the above-described authorizations for the take of nongame mammals. The bill would require the department, in consultation with specified entities, to develop, upon appropriation by the Legislature, a bobcat management plan no later than January 1, 2024, to inform and coordinate management decisions regarding bobcat populations.
AB 879 (Gipson) Precursor Parts
This bill would, commencing July 1, 2024, require the sale of firearm precursor parts, as defined, to be conducted by or processed through a licensed firearm precursor part vendor. Commencing January 1, 2024, the bill would require a person or business to have a valid firearm precursor part vendor license to sell more than one firearm precursor part in any 30-day period. This bill would make a violation of this prohibition would be a misdemeanor.
AB 893 (Gloria) 22nd District Agricultural Association: firearm and ammunition sales at the Del Mar Fairgrounds (GUN SHOW BAN)
This bill would, on and after January 1, 2021, prohibit the sale of firearms and ammunition at the Del Mar Fairgrounds property located in the 22nd District Agricultural Association, as specified, and would thereby make a violation of that prohibition a misdemeanor.
AB 18 (Levine) Firearms and ammunition: excise tax
This bill would imposes an excise tax $25 each firearm on the sales of handguns and semiautomatic rifles and would require the revenue collected from that tax to be used to fund grants through the California Violence Intervention and Prevention Grant Program within the Board of State and Community Corrections to distribute grants to cities and community-based organizations to fund violence intervention and prevention activities.
SB 61 (Portantino) Firearms: transfers (ONE GUN A MONTH)
This bill would make the 30-day prohibition and the dealer delivery prohibition for handguns applicable to all types of firearms. The bill would also exempt from that prohibition the purchase of a firearm, other than a handgun, by a person who possesses a valid, unexpired hunting license issued by the state, and the acquisition of a firearm, other than a handgun, at specified charity fundraising events.
Amended 5/16/19 to remove an exemption that allowed those in possession of current hunting license & military to purchase a long gun.