California: Anti-Gun Bills Continue to Move Forward

California: Anti-Gun Bills Continue to Move Forward

Gun Rights

This week, the Assembly and Senate Public Safety Committee and Assembly Appropriations Committee all heard several firearm-related bills. Assembly Bill 1297 allowing for increased fees for concealed carry permits and AB 893 banning gun shows at the Del Mar Fairgrounds are both eligible for votes on the Assembly floor. Use the take action button below to contact your lawmakers and urge their opposition to AB 1297 and AB 893. In the Assembly Public Safety Committee: SUPPORT – Assembly Bill 1096 , sponsored by Assembly Member Melissa Melendez (R-67) would improve California’s concealed carry permit system by defining “good cause” and requiring that the issuing authority “shall” issue a permit if the statutorily required criteria is met. The committee failed to pass AB 1096. OPPOSE – Assembly Bill 276 , sponsored by Assembly Member Laura Friedman (D-43), would modify California’s already existing storage laws, which include a patchwork of local restrictions in addition to requiring firearms be inaccessible to both minors and prohibited persons, by providing additional storage requirements and significantly enhanced criminal penalties for failure to comply. AB 276 was pulled from the agenda and not considered at this hearing. OPPOSE – Assembly Bill 879 , sponsored by Assembly Member Mike Gipson (D-64), would require precursor firearms parts to be sold/transferred through a licensed precursor parts dealer in a similar process to the new laws regarding ammunition purchases. It would further create a new crime for transfer of precursor parts without the involvement of a licensed precursor parts dealer […]

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