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Legislation Alert: CCW And Suppressor Bills Fail To Pass Committee, Burdensome FFL Regulations Move Forward

January 12, 2018

On January 9, 2018, the Assembly and Senate Committees on Public Safety heard the first gun bills of the 2018 session. Unfortunately, the assembly killed yet another attempt to make California a “shall issue” state, while the burdensome and anti-firearm dealer SB 459 was passed out of the Senate Public Safety Committee. Also, pro-suppressor SB 710 failed to pass the senate committee. Despite this setback, CRPA has strong pro-gun and pro-hunting legislation planned for this session and we will be releasing updates about these bills soon. Read more about today’s legislation below.

AB 1394 (Allen-R) failed to pass out of the Assembly Committee on Public Safety. The bill would have removed the good cause requirement for the issuance of a CCW in California. Had it passed, this would have made California a “shall issue” state.

We would like to thank Assemblyman Tom Lackey for having the courage to support this bill.

Despite this setback, the fight for a “shall issue” California is far from over. We will not give up until the Californians who are currently prevented from carrying by unconstitutional “good cause” requirements are able to exercise their constitutional right to self-protection.

SB 459 (Portantino-D) was passed by the Senate Committee on Public Safety. Despite excellent testimony against this needless bill, it will now go to the appropriations committee. This bill would require mandatory inspections of all California firearm dealers at least every two years, even though DOJ can already inspect dealers whenever it wants to. This proposed bill would put an unnecessary and oppressive burden on California’s FFL’s, who are already subject to some of the strictest laws in the country regulating the sale of firearms. This bill will also add more to an already overburdened DOJ. As shown by their complete failure to roll out the new “assault weapon” regulations, ammo regulations, and ammo vendor license issuing system on time, DOJ is unequipped, and unable, to perform its legally mandated regulatory obligation to manage the myriad of gun laws coming out of Sacramento.

CRPA would like to thank Senators Anderson and Stone for having the courage to stand up against this bill and vote no. For more information about SB 459 and how to fight back, click here.

SB 710 (Anderson-R) failed to achieve a majority in the Senate Committee on Public Safety. This bill would have ended the ban on suppressors in California and would have allowed anyone who is legally allowed to possess a suppressor to use it to hunt birds, mammals, fish, reptiles, or amphibians.

On January 9, 2018, the Assembly and Senate Committees on Public Safety heard the first gun bills of the 2018 session. Unfortunately, the assembly killed yet another attempt to make California a “shall issue” state, while the burdensome and anti-firearm dealer SB 459 was passed out of the Senate Public Safety Committee. Also, pro-suppressor SB 710 failed to pass the senate committee. Despite this setback, CRPA has strong pro-gun and pro-hunting legislation planned for this session and we will be releasing updates about these bills soon. Read more about today’s legislation below.

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