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ICYMI: Governor Brown Signs Stringent Gun-Control Bills

July 1, 2016

CRPA would like to thank everyone who called the Governor and voiced their opinion about this insidious attempt to limit Second Amendment rights. Your efforts resulted in four of the bills that we opposed, to be vetoed. CRPA could not have done this without you. To see the four bills that were vetoed, click here.

Unfortunately, six bills were signed by the Governor and if they are allowed to become law, will have detrimental effects on hunters, sportsmen, and the average Californian who only want to protect themselves and their families.

Remember: the legislature has a number of bills still before it. Consequently, this list may not be complete and these laws may be further amended later this year. There is also Lt. Governor Newsom’s Initiative (Prop. 63) to contend with this Fall.

This fight, is far from over!

Below, is a list of each bill and a brief description. You will also find an explanation from the Governor with his thoughts on why he signed each bill.

For the full bill analysis from the CRPA legal team, click here.

Signed

AB 1511 (Santiago): AB 1511 Limits infrequent lending of guns to specified family members. Formerly dealt with energy conservation, but now criminalizes loaning of firearms between personally known, law-abiding adults, including sportsmen and women. Further details on this bill can be read here. Click here to view the Governor’s reasoning. You can also view our veto letter that was sent to the Governor by clicking here

SB 1235 (De León): SB 1235 requires 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 state ammunition purchase. Further details on this bill can be read here. Click here to view the Governor’s reasoning. You can also view our veto letter that was sent to the Governor by clicking here

SB 880 (Hall, Glazer) & AB 1135 (Levine, Ting): SB 880 and  AB 1135 are identical. Both bills dramatically change what constitutes an “assault weapon” in California. The bill does not require individuals to surrender the firearms they currently own, but will require those firearms to be modified or registered as “assault weapons” under the provisions of these bills. For further analysis from the on these two bills, click here. Click here to view the Governor’s reasoning. You can also view our veto letter that was sent to the Governor by clicking here

SB 1446 (Hancock): SB 1446 prohibits the possession of magazines that hold more than 10 rounds. Confiscation of lawfully acquired, standard capacity magazines that can hold over 10 rounds. Further details on this bill can be read here. Click here to view the Governor’s reasoning. You can also view our veto letter that was sent to the Governor by clicking hereAB 1695 (Bonta): AB 1695 would make it a misdemeanor to report to a local law enforcement agency that a firearm has been lost or stolen, knowing the report to be false and create a 10-year firearm prohibition for someone convicted of this offense. Further details on this bill can be read here. Click here to view the Governor’s reasoning.  You can also view our veto letter that was sent to the Governor by clicking here

These bills were passed with such urgency, that adequate debate and analysis was not permitted. We recommend calling the Governor’s office to let him know that you will not accept this type of process, one that included gutting and amending, unorthodox procedure, and minimal discussion to continue.

GOVERNOR JERRY BROWN
Mailing address:
Governor Jerry Brown
c/o State Capitol, Suite 1173 Sacramento, CA 95814 Phone: (916) 445-2841   Fax: (916) 558-3160
E-mail: https://govnews.ca.gov/gov39mail/mail.php

Again, CRPA wants to emphasize that this fight is not over. We will be continuing this battle with our allies until these draconian pieces of legislation are defeated!

Thank you for standing with us.  With your continued support, we will win this fight!

CRPA would like to thank everyone who called the Governor and voiced their opinion about this insidious attempt to limit Second Amendment rights. Your efforts resulted in four of the bills that we opposed, to be vetoed. CRPA could not have done this without you. To see the four bills that were vetoed, click here.

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