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CRPA Legislative Update

August 15, 2016

Last week, CRPA closely monitored multiple bills that we believe will further limit your right to keep and bear arms. Two of the bills on our radar included AB 450 and AB 466; we believe the legislation presented will severely hinder law-abiding gun owners ability to carry a concealed weapon by increasing fees on the application process and raising the requirements to obtain a concealed carry permit. AB 450 is currently on the Senate floor and could be voted on by your legislator any day! Please call your Senator and let them know that you do not support any attempt to restrict someones ability to conceal carry! To find your Senator, visit bit.ly/FindR.

CRPA is also monitoring several bills that we support as well. These include AB 2510, which will help create a more uniform system in providing concealed carry licenses, and AB 1844, which will reduce hunting and fishing fees for veterans.

For a brief synopsis of bills supported or opposed by CRPA, see below:

CRPA Opposed Bills

AB 450 (McCarty): AB 450 clarifies current law regarding concealed weapon permits and mandates the issuing authority to charge a fee which is “sufficient” to cover the cost of issuing and overseeing CCW permits.

AB 466 (McCarty): AB 466 establishes a definition of “good cause” which means that anyone who applies for a CCW permit, must show that they face potential danger and are more at risk than the average person. 

AB 1664 (Levine): AB 1664 would define “detachable magazine” to mean an ammunition feeding device that can be removed readily from the firearm without disassembly of the firearm action, including an ammunition feeding device that can be removed readily from the firearm with the use of a tool.

For the complete list of bills that CRPA opposes, visit bit.ly/CRPAbills.

CRPA Supported Bills

AB 2510 (Linder): AB 2510 allows local law enforcement authorities to issue carry concealed weapons (CCW) identification cards approved by the State of California Department of Justice (CA DOJ) as proof that individuals are licensed in the state.

AB 1844 (Gallagher): AB 1844 would reduce the fee for hunting licenses for veterans.

For the complete list of bills that CRPA supports, visit bit.ly/CRPAbills. 

DROS Audit Defeated

On Wednesday, Assemblyman Brian Jones (R-San Diego), asked the California Department of Justice (CADOJ), for an audit of their Dealer Record of Sales (DROS) account.The DROS account is used by CADOJ to oversee and administer the California background checks for firearm purchases. Overtime, the account has accumulated a large surplus, reaching the tens of millions.

Despite the obvious need for oversight, the audit was denied! This was despite an articulate and factual argument from Assembly Brian Jones and others on why this audit was necessary. During the questioning phase, CADOJ Chief Stephen Lindley openly admitted that they are not aware of what the funds are being used for. Even with this shocking statement, the request was still denied!

With this blatant attempt to suppress important information from gun owners, one has to ask, what are anti-firearm legislators and the CADOJ hiding?

To listen to the hearing for yourself, you can click bit.ly/jointhearing.

Although this effort was stopped, CRPA and its allies will continue to push for transparency from the California Department of Justice to ensure that all law-abiding gun owners are treated fairly and with respect. Please contact Assemblyman Brian Jones and thank him for his efforts to support all of California’s 8 million plus gun owners. Assemblyman Jones’ contact info can be found here bit.ly/2bkEHrc.

Thank you for standing with gun owners and CRPA as we defend our inalienable right of gun ownership, whether it be for sport or protection.

Last week, CRPA closely monitored multiple bills that we believe will further limit your right to keep and bear arms. Two of the bills on our radar included AB 450 and AB 466; we believe the legislation presented will severely hinder law-abiding gun owners ability to carry a concealed weapon by increasing fees on the application process and raising the requirements to obtain a concealed carry permit. AB 450 is currently on the Senate floor and could be voted on by your legislator any day!

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