SACRAMENTO — The National Rifle Association (NRA) warns Californians that state legislators are again trying to strip them of their rights through a number of onerous bills, and action is needed to help stop them.
"The anti-gun bills reported below are moving in the California legislature and ALL gun owners are needed to help stop them," read the NRA notice. "Please forward this alert to your family, friends and fellow gun owners in California and urge them to call AND e-mail their state Legislators to OPPOSE the following anti-gun bills."
Please call and e-mail your state Assemblyman TODAY and urge him or her to OPPOSE Assembly Bill 2549.
Also, the following anti-gun bills have passed in the state Assembly and are now pending a hearing date in the state Senate Committee on Public Safety. Please call AND e-mail members of this committee TODAY and urge them to OPPOSE Assembly Bill 1527 and Assembly Bill 2460. AB 1527 passed in the state Assembly by a vote of 44 to 29 and AB 2460 passed by a vote of 47 to 25.
Here is a description of each of the bills:
SB 1221, introduced by state Senator Ted Lieu (D-28), would ban hunting bears and bobcats with dogs. The first step by the animal-rights, anti-hunting Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) to ban hunting with all dogs, then all hunting in California. Passed the state Senate on May 21. Now going to committees, and then to state Assembly for a vote.
SB 1366, introduced by state Senator Mark DeSaulnier (D-7), would require every person to report the theft or loss of a firearm he or she owns or possesses to a local law enforcement agency in the jurisdiction in which the theft or loss occurred within 48 hours of the time he or she knew or reasonably should have known that the firearm had been stolen or lost. Law-abiding gun owners should not be made a victim twice.
AB 2333, introduced by Assembly Member Jose Solorio (D-69), would expand the crime of bringing a BB gun onto school grounds, to include non-metallic projectiles, and would impose an unnecessary and potentially severe criminal liability on everyday toys (not just BB guns and pellet guns) with severe penalties.
AB 2182, introduced by state Assembly Member Norma Torres (D-31), would require that a person be arrested if they inadvertently attempt to bring a firearm through an airport TSA checkpoint and ban that person from entering that airport in the future.
AB 2549, introduced by state Assembly Member Isadore Hall (D-52), ignores many of the fundamental legal issues that have been created by the firearms polices and regulations of the California Department of Justice.
AB 1527, introduced by state Assembly Member Anthony Portantino (D-44), would expand on last year’s ban on open carrying of an unloaded handgun to also include unloaded rifles and shotguns.
AB 2460, introduced by state Assembly Member Roger Dickinson (D-9), would ban the private party transfer or sale of handguns that are not on the California Approved Handgun Roster by law enforcement officers.
This alert is posted to www.nramedia.org/t/562577/4212013/14118/0/, where a list of legislative contacts can also be found.