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CA: Legislative Alert

Friday, June 28th, 2013

The California Rifle & Pistol Association has asked for our help to defeat the latest attacks on our gun rights that we all face in that state.

BE PROACTIVE AND GET INVOLVED. ACT NOW!

HELP CRPA  AND CCRKBA STOP THESE ANTI-GUN BILLS

 

The following bills are set for hearing on July 1 and 2. We all need your help to stop these California anti-gun bills.

 

Don’t forget to spread the word to fellow firearms owners and sportsmen; SHARE THIS ALERT with anyone who can help our cause. MAKE SURE YOUR VOICE IS HEARD AT THE STATE CAPITOL. Call, email and/or write.

 

Please contact members of the Senate Appropriations Committee listed below.

  • Be professional and courteous
  • Be concise
  • State what the issue is
  • State your concerns
  • State what action you are requesting

IMPORTANT NOTE: You may find that some Legislative Members try to reject your contacts if you are not from their district. Sometimes legislator’s websites require that you enter a local zip code in order to email their office. Please don’t be deterred by their attempts to silence you! Let them know that you have the right to contact them and that you will continue to contact them when there is a Second Amendment or hunting rights issue pending before the legislature. IT IS A DEMOCRATIC PROCESS AND YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO BE HEARD – DON’T BE SILENCED!

 

OPPOSE AB 169

HEARING: JULY 1, 2013

SENATE APPROPRIATIONS COMMITTEE

Contact information for members of the Senate Appropriations Committee is provided below.

AB 169 (Dickinson, D) Unsafe Handguns. OPPOSE.

AB 169 proposes to limit private party transfers/consignments of non-rostered, used handguns. The bill would limit individuals to selling/consigning a maximum of two used handguns per calendar year. There are millions of handguns in the possession of law-abiding Californians that would be impacted by this bill.

Senate Appropriations Committee Members

Senator Kevin de León (Chair)

senator.deleon@senate.ca.gov
Phone: (916) 651-4022
Fax: (916) 327-8817


Senator Mimi Walters (Vice Chair)

senator.walters@sen.ca.gov
Phone: (916) 651-4037
Fax: (916) 445-9754


Senator Ted Gaines

senator.gaines@senate.ca.gov
Phone: (916) 651-4001
Fax: (916) 324-2680


Senator Jerry Hill

senator.hill@senate.ca.gov
Phone: (916) 651-4013
Fax: (916) 324-0283

Senator Ricardo Lara

senator.lara@senate.ca.gov
Phone: (916) 651-4033
Fax: (916)-327-9113


Senator Alex Padilla

senator.padilla@sen.ca.gov
Phone: (916) 651-4020
Fax: (916) 324-6645


Senator Darrell Steinberg

senator.steinberg@senate.ca.gov
Phone: (916) 651-4006
Fax: (916) 323-2263

OPPOSE SB 53, SB 108, SB 293, SB 755

HEARING: JULY 2, 2013

ASSEMBLY PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE

(The following bills have passed the Senate and are now in the Assembly Public Safety Committee). Contact information for members of the Assembly Public Safety Committee is provided below.

SB 53 (de Leon, D) Ammunition: purchase permits. OPPOSE

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SB 53 proposes to require purchasers to obtain an annual permit, issued by the Department of Justice, to purchase ammunition and limit purchases to face-to-face transactions, banning mail order and internet sales of ammunition. SB 53 is unnecessary legislation. SB 53 will not reduce crime or stop criminals from obtaining ammunition. It is already a crime for a prohibited person to possess or purchase ammunition. Criminals simply steal ammunition or obtain ammunition from other individuals through straw purchases.

SB 108 (Yee, D) Firearms: residential storage. OPPOSE.

SB 108 proposes that firearms owners abide by mandatory firearms storage requirements in their residence when they are outside of or away from their residence; safe storage includes a gun safe or a trigger locking device. Violators would be subject to citation or arrest. There are already adequate laws on the books relating to the storage of firearms.

SB 293 (DeSaulnnier, D) Firearms: owner-authorized handguns. OPPOSE.

SB 293 proposes to require any new handguns sold in California to be equipped with owner recognition technology. This bill interferes with your right to choose the type of handgun you want to own. Firearms owners and purchasers should be given the free-market choice of whether or not they want to own a hand gun equipped with owner-authorized technology.

In violation of the Heller and McDonald rulings, SB 293 oversteps the state’s authority and interferes with gun owners’ rights to choose the type of handgun they want to own and use.

SB 755 (Wolk, D) Firearms: prohibited persons. OPPOSE.

SB 755 proposes to expand the list of misdemeanor convictions prohibiting firearms possession to include persons driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs and public intoxication. SB 755 fails to show a clear nexus between misuse of firearms and expanding the list of misdemeanors to include such crimes such as driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs and public intoxication. Someone guilty of driving under the influence or public intoxication has not demonstrated a misuse of firearms or committed an act of violence.

Assembly Public Safety Committee Members

Assemblyman Tom Ammiano (Chair)

assemblymember.ammiano@assembly.ca.gov
Phone: (916) 319-2017
Fax: (916) 319-2117


Assemblywoman Melissa A. Melendez (Vice Chair)

assemblymember.melendez@assembly.ca.gov
Phone: (916) 319-2067
Fax: (916) 319-2167


Assemblyman Reginald B. Jones-Sawyer, Sr.

assemblymember.jones-sawyer@asm.ca.gov
Phone: (916) 319-2059
Fax: (916) 319-2159


Assemblywoman Holly J. Mitchell

assemblymember.mitchell@assembly.ca.gov
Phone: (916) 319-2054
Fax: (916) 319-2154

Assemblyman Bill Quirk

assemblymember.quirk@assembly.ca.gov
Phone: (916) 319-2020
Fax: (916) 319-2120


Assemblywoman Nancy Skinner

assemblymember.skinner@assembly.ca.gov
Phone: (916) 319-2015
Fax: (916) 319-2115


Assemblywoman Marie Waldron

assemblymember.waldron@assembly.ca.gov
Phone: (916) 319-2075
Fax: (916) 319-2175

OPPOSE AB 48

HEARING: JULY 2, 2013

SENATE PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE

(The following bill has passed the Assembly and is now in the Senate Public Safety Committee). Contact information for members of the Senate Public Safety Committee is provided below.

AB 48 (Skinner, D) Firearms: ammunition: sales. OPPOSE.

AB 48 proposes ammunition registration, including notification to local law enforcement if a person purchases more than 3,000 rounds within a five-day period. AB 48 also proposes to ban high-capacity magazines and kits that hold more than 10 rounds. AB 48 serves no legitimate purpose; it is already against the law for prohibited persons to purchase or possess ammunition.

Senate Public Safety Committee Members

Senator Loni Hancock (Chair)

senator.hancock@sen.ca.gov
Phone: (916) 651-4009
Fax: (916) 327-1997

Senator Joel Anderson

senator.anderson@senate.ca.gov
Phone: (916) 651-4036
Fax: (916) 447-9008

Senator Marty Block
senator.block@senate.ca.gov
Phone: (916) 651-4039
Fax: (916) 327-2188

Senator Kevin de León (Chair)

senator.deleon@senate.ca.gov

Phone: (916) 651-4022

Fax: (916) 327-8817

Steve Knight – Republican
senator.knight@senate.ca.gov
Phone: (916) 651-4021
Fax: (916) 324-7543

Senator Carol Liu – Democrat
senator.liu@sen.ca.gov
Phone: (916) 651-4025
Fax: (916) 445-3712


Senator Darrell Steinberg

senator.steinberg@senate.ca.gov

Phone: (916) 651-4006

Fax: (916) 323-2263