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Senate Public Safety Committee To Hear Five Anti Firearm Bills

June 10, 2016

This coming Tuesday, the State Senate Public Safety Committee will hear five bills that were passed last week in response to the tragic incident that took place at UCLA. These bills range from banning semi-automatic weapons, (such as the AR-15) to redefining what qualifies as a firearm is to include inanimate objects that are used in the construction of a firearm.

This insidious attempt to turn a tragedy into political gain must not be rewarded!

The bills are as follows:

AB 1664 (Levine & Ting): AB 1664 would extend the definition of an assault weapon to include all semi-automatic rifles and pistols with a removable magazine and that use “bullet button”. For example, an AR-15 would be included in this.

AB 1673 (Gibson): AB 1673 would take the definition of a firearm and extend to it include any unfinished frames or receivers that can be converted into a weapon. This bill could make any object that is associated with a firearm subject to the same regulations that apply to firearms. 

AB 1674  (Santiago): AB 1674 would add to the current restrictions that are placed on an individual in regards to how many firearms they can purchase in a 30 day period. Current law states that only one handgun can be purchased in this time period but if this legislation is passed, long guns would fall under this restriction as well. 

AB 1695 (Bonta): AB 1695 would require the Attorney General to send individuals a pamphlet regarding all firearm laws, how to safely store your weapon, and gun trafficking. This measure would result in wasteful government spending as criminals will not be receiving these pamphlets, only law-abiding gun owners who are already aware of this information.

AB 2607 (Ting): AB 2607 would allow an employer, coworker or mental health worker to file a restraining order on an individual to keep them from owning a gun. This individual would not be allowed to defend themselves until 21 days later. In this time, they would have their right to bear arms stripped from them, regardless if the claims were true or not..

It is imperative that you contact not only your Senator to vote against these bills but also each author to tell them to pull their awful pieces of legislation and to stop with their onslaught of attacks on law-abiding citizens. You can also contact each member of the Public Safety Committee and let them know that you do not stand behind this attempt to put law-abiding citizens at risk.

The list of authors for each bill and their contact info can be found here. To find your Senator, you can click here. The roster for the Senate Public Safety Committee can be found here.

Remember, phone calls are still the best way to contact your elected officials because it ties up their phone lines! If you don’t get through the first time, please keep trying!

ASSEMBLY PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE TO HEAR FIVE ANTI-FIREARM BILLS

Last month, the California State Senate unleashed a fury of anti-firearm legislation that would create many new regulations and render thousands of gun owners as criminals. On Tuesday, these bills will be heard before the Assembly Public Safety Committee before moving on to the Assembly floor.

The bills can be seen below:

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.

SB 880 (Hall, Glazer): SB 1235 redefines assault weapons to encompass specified guns capable of accepting any type of detachable magazine. Bans common and constitutionally protected firearms that have magazine locking devices.

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.

SB 1407 (De León): SB 1407 requires a person to get a serial number from DOJ before making or assembling a gun. Retroactively requires serial numbers to be placed on (some or numbers of) firearms dating back to 1899.

SB 894 (Jackson): SB 894 requires the reporting of a lost or stolen gun within 5 days of when a person knows or reasonably should have known of the theft or loss. Victimizes victims by criminalizing the failure to report lost and stolen firearms.

At each step in the legislative process, we must let the legislators in Sacramento know that we will not stand idly by as our right to protect ourselves is ripped away from us and criminals are allowed to roam free.

It is crucial that you call each member of the Assembly Public Safety Committee and urge them to vote no. Also, please call your Assembly Member and urge them, if this vote makes its way to the Assembly floor, to vote no on each of these disastrous bills.

To contact each member of the Public Safety Committee, you can find their contact information here. To find your Assembly Member, click here.

This coming Tuesday, the State Senate Public Safety Committee will hear five bills that were passed last week in response to the tragic incident that took place at UCLA. These bills range from banning semi-automatic weapons, (such as the AR-15) to redefining what qualifies as a firearm is to include inanimate objects that are used in the construction of a firearm.

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