Gun control package progresses in California Senate

April 17, 2013

gunsCalifornia gun control legislation, dubbed the “LIFE Act” by Democratic leaders, advanced out of the Senate Public Safety Committee Tuesday. [LA Times]

The Lifesaving Intelligent Firearms Enforcement Act is a package of bills that contains several gun control provisions, including requirements for permits and background checks in order to buy ammunition and a ban on the possession of magazines holding more than 10 rounds. The LIFE ACT passed the Senate Public Safety Committee by a 5-2, party-line vote, and it now moves on to another Senate committee.

Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa flew to Sacramento Tuesday to testify before the Public Safety Committee.

“From coast to coast, we have seen too many children killed or living in the aftermath of horrific violence,” Villaraigosa said. “You have before you today the opportunity to make our laws stronger, an opportunity to make California a leader again on the issue of gun violence.”

Gun control opponents also testified at the hearing, including Del Norte County Sheriff Dean Wilson.

“I will never take a gun away from a citizen who has a right to bear arms,” Wilson said.



most of all i like the taxes and fees. revenuers. and just strike out the “tax” for voting puposes, a fee requires simple majority. will they do random visits to registered owners to enforce “lock laws”? ‘lotta red herrings out there. it’s a law and order party.


Upon adoption of the below bills I will become a 1st time felon. Sorry, but I will display an act of ‘civil disobedience’ if necessary.


SB 47 by state Sen. Leland Yee, D-San Francisco — SB 47 (ban bullet buttons, one by one loading)

(I’m a new felon)

SB 53 by state Sen. Kevin de Leon, D-Los Angeles — SB 53 (background check if you buy ammo, $50 annual fee)

(I’m a new felon)

SB 108 by state Sen. Leland Yee, D-San Francisco — SB 108 (lock all guns, no loaning fire arms)

(I’m a new felon – sounds great but not in all circumstances)

SB 293 by state Sen. Mark DeSaulnier, D-Concord — SB 293 would require that handguns have an owner authorized safety mechanism, such as biometric readers or other technologies.

(What a joke.)

SB 374 by state Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg, D-Sacramento — SB 374 would add to the state’s assault weapons law all semi-automatic rifles with detachable magazines, thus banning their manufacture and sale; those already owned would have to be registered.

(I’m a Proud new felon!)

SB 396 by state Sen. Loni Hancock, D-Berkeley — SB 396 would revoke the “grandfathering” of large-capacity magazines owned before 2000

(I’m a Proud new felon!)


AB 48 by Assemblywoman Nancy Skinner, D-Berkeley — AB 48 would require ammunition sellers to be licensed; ammunition purchasers to show identification; ammunition sellers to report all sales to the state Justice Department; and the Justice Department to create a registry of ammunition

(I’m a new felon)

AB 134 by Assemblyman Dan Logue, R-Chico — AB 134 would prohibit law enforcement agencies from publicly disclosing personally identifying information such as phone numbers or addresses of concealed carry weapons permit holders and applicants.

(Yes please)

AB 169 by Assemblyman Roger Dickinson, D-Sacramento — AB 169 would prohibit people who are allowed to buy handguns designated as unsafe (what all handguns?)

(I’m a new felon)

AB 170 by Assemblyman Steven Bradford, D-Inglewood — AB 170 would limit the possession and use of registered assault weapons or machine guns to individuals only

(Good bye shooting ranges)

AB 202 by Assemblyman Tim Donnelly, R-Hesperia — AB 202 would let school districts, county education offices and charter schools pay for training for any school employee who’s qualified to be trained and willing to carry a concealed firearm as a “school marshal.” The bill also would protect those employees’ anonymity by exempting their concealed-carry permit information from public release

(Can I send my kids to this school district?)

AB 500 by Assemblyman Tom Ammiano, D-San Francisco — AB 500 would require gun owners to keep their firearms under lock and key if someone else in the house. Extend 10-day waiting periods.

(I’m a new felon)

AB 740 by Assemblyman Luis Alejo, D-Salinas — AB 740 tighten the number of sales, leases or transfers of firearms a person could do in a year without a license.

(What a joke)

AB 760 by Assemblyman Roger Dickinson, D-Sacramento — AB 760 would impose a five-cent tax on each bullet sold in California

(I’m a new felon)

AB 761 by Assemblyman Roger Dickinson, D-Sacramento — AB 761 would require CalPERS and CalSTRS to divest any existing pension fund investments from companies that manufacture, sell, distribute or market firearms or ammunition.



These bills sound pretty good to me. Fact is, if we had responsible gun owners, 26 more people would be alive in CT. The only justice in that tragedy is that Adam Lanza’s irresponsible gun-owner of a mother was his first victim. If you can not be responsible with your guns, you should not have them.


One word: Poppycock.


sbjoe says: “Fact is, if we had responsible gun owners” Sadly this is impossible in America, hence we need to be sure gun owners are not crazy or criminals (all owners, legal or otherwise).

After all if guns don’t kill people then we have to license gun owners, you don’t get it both ways.



sounds like you need to move out of the people’s republic of California before you get arrested for exercising your 2nd amendment rights!

Man do I feel for you, and my kids that still live there.

I also noted the names after all the AB crap had a D after them.


ITS CALLED THE CONSTITUTION and the second amendment was written to protect it ALL.


Thanks for posting these. I just contacted both of my representatives and asked for their support in defeating these “feel good” bill proposals. I know where Katcho stands on these things, but I’m not sure about Monning. I have to assume the liberal Santa Cruz County weighs heavily on his mind when voting.


You know Monning will vote with the party, I e-mailed him twice about the air resorces board and neither time have I got an answer,of course I asked him what he was going to do to curb that runaway agency.

Jack L

SB 374.. also includes .22 caliber rifles like the Ruger 10/22. The weird thing is rifles are NOT what is used in the overwhelming majority of murders. Politicians get so misdirected they are blind to facts. Most are very ignorant of firearms in general. The .22 rifle, once the iconic image of the American Youth is now the evil lightening rod for misdirected CA law.


“Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa flew to Sacramento Tuesday to testify before the Public Safety Committee.” should read: “Los Angeles Mayor spent tax-payer money to fly to Sacramento in order to help pass more cumbersome, over-bearing laws and new taxes to the tax payers he’s and everyone he met with is living off of.”

Something to that effect would be closer to the truth.

The Division is coming, folks. Be ready.


Good posting, r0y.

The absolutely arrogance that Obama and his minions showed during this process was stunning. As if no one else’s opinion matters, as if the Second Amendment itself doesn’t matter…


The only lives this legislation will save are the lives of criminals who will be free to victimize honest law abiding citizens who won’t have the means to protect themselves from home invasions. Law breakers cannot be reigned in by passing more laws. (see

The Gimlet Eye

Isn’t their motive obvious? They want to make us helpless, defenseless serfs?

The road to serfdom is paved with the corpses of the defenseless.


Spoken like a true GOSPEL Brother


Once again, the land of fruits and nuts lives up to it’s name.

We already have 20,000 gun laws nationwide on the books as we speak.

The sad part of it is, it never seems enough because few are enforced, so what does California’s legislator do, add more. And our legislators are not stopping at gun laws, they want ammo laws, ammo insurance, ammo finger prints, ammo waiting periods. The insanity is growing because they have not confiscated our firearms through existing legislation and because of the media and the emotional wounds from the last 20 mass killings, they intend to pull out all stops. They have one thing in mind, registration and confiscation…

Jorge Estrada

The LA Mayor should go back to Mexico where these laws are already enforced. Maybe Feinstien will outlaw pressure cookers too, so that when the media provides bomb making instructions we will be safe. We all pay for the BS, I say have real borders and limit immigration to our needs, not theirs, until

freedom is safe again.


Jorge, you beat me to it, those pressure cookers are a dangerous time bomb.

The Gimlet Eye

Welcome to the police state.

This is unConstitutional.


Sorry, but even if anyone with more than 2 brain cells votes against all this, it will still pass with a majority in California.