Gun group sets sights on ‘restrictive’ bills
September 20, 2013
California’s most expansive gun-owners’ website, Calguns.net, has launched a campaign to encourage Gov. Jerry Brown’s veto of a bundle of legislation viewed as “the most restrictive collection of anti-gun laws in decades.”
Setting cross-hairs on 11 specific bills, Calguns.net sponsors are asking their 90,000 members to make their views known to the state’s chief executive.
In a release with accompanying suggestions for member lobbying, the organization noted, “Governor Brown needs to be reminded that he has millions of constituents that are law-abiding gun owners, sportsmen and Second Amendment supporters…. If we do not stop these bills now our children will never know the fundamental rights of self defense, hunting, self reliance and private ownership of firearms.”
The bills targeted by Calguns.net:
SB374 – Bans the future sale or transfer of and classifies all semi-automatic firearms with a detachable magazine or holding more than ten rounds of ammunition as “assault weapons.” Continued legal possession requires registration and payment of a fee on all semi-autos newly classified as “assault weapons.”
AB711 – Makes California the first state to prohibit the use of all lead ammunition for hunting.
AB48 – Bans the sale of parts and repair kits capable of creating or converting a magazine to a capacity to hold greater than ten rounds.
AB169 – Limits the sale/transfer of all lawfully firearms that were never, or are no longer, on the California roster of approved handguns to two a year, and redefines the technical provisions of single shot pistols.
AB231 – Expands laws relating to firearms storage.
SB299 – Makes it a crime if a person does not report a lost/stolen firearm within seven days.
SB475 – Would effectively ban the gun shows at the Cow Palace by requiring the approval of San Francisco and San Mateo county officials.
AB180 – Repeals state firearms preemption by allowing the city of Oakland to enact gun ordinances that are more restrictive than state laws concerning the registration or licensing of firearms.
SB567 – Redefines shotguns to include any long gun with a rifled bore or a smooth bore, regardless of whether it is designed to be fired from the shoulder and bans the sale of shotguns with the revised definitions that have a revolving cylinder, and requires registration of these currently owned shotguns.
SB683 – Expands California’s Handgun Safety Certificate requirement to apply to all firearms, and prohibits anyone from purchasing or transferring any firearm without a firearm safety certificate.
SB755 – Expands the list of persons prohibited from owning a firearm, including persons who have operated cars and boats while impaired (DUI).