Thursday, June 9, 2016

More Bad News Out Of California

Gunpocalypse Round II will come for California gun owners on Tuesday, June 14th, as another round of anti-gun legislation will come up for a vote before the relevant committees. The release from the Firearms Policy Coalition with more details is below.


California Legislature to vote on 11 anti-gun bills in one day.

SACRAMENTO – On Tuesday, June 14th  at 9A.M., the California Legislature will hear the most anti-gun bills it’s heard in one day; spread out over both houses and three different committees The only description that seems appropriate is “Gunpocalypse”. This is the second round of the same push to turn the law-abiding into overnight criminals— aka Gunpocalypse: Round 2.

“Anti-gun legislators are playing a dangerous game of chicken with our civil rights”, says Craig DeLuz, the Director of Public and Legislative Affairs for the Firearms Policy Coalition (FPC). “They are ignoring their own rules, while playing fast and loose with the facts; all to see who can beat Gavin Newsom in being the first to take away our Second Amendment Rights.”

DeLuz is referring to a three-way race between Senate Pro Tempore Kevin de Leon (D-Los Angeles), Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Paramount) and Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom, who’s trying to qualify an initiative for the November ballot; to see who can get their package of anti-gun-owner bills passed into law first.

Sen. de Leon’s package of bills, most of which will be heard in the Assembly Committee on Public Safety on Tuesday June 14th, includes:

  •  SB 880 (Hall): Bans common and constitutionally protected firearms that have magazine locking devices.
  • SB 894 (Jackson): Re-victimizes victims by criminalizing the failure to report lost and stolen firearms.
  • SB 1235 (de Leon): Restrictions on ammunition purchases, creates a DOJ database of ammunition owners.
  • SB 1407 (de Leon): Retroactively requires serial numbers to be placed on firearms dating back at least 50 years.
  •   SB 1446 (Hancock): Confiscation of lawfully acquired, standard capacity ammunition feeding devices.
  • SB 1006 (Wolk):  University of California taxpayer funding for gun control research. (This bill will be heard the same day in the Assembly Committee on Higher Education.)

Meanwhile, at the same exact time Asm. Rendon’s collection of bills will be heard in Senate Public Safety. That package consists of:

  • AB 1664 (Levine): Bans common and constitutionally protected firearms that have magazine locking devices.
  • AB 1673 (Gipson): Redefines “firearms” to include items that are not firearms.
  •  AB 1674 (Santiago): Bans buying more than one firearm within a 30-day period.
  • AB 1695 (Bonta): Makes it a crime to fail to report a gun lost or stolen.
  •   AB 2607 (Ting): Dramatically expands who can request a Gun Violence Restraining order.

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