CA: SB-489 ALERT sent by the Gun Owners of California!


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shooterx10
July 22, 2003, 07:59 PM
This ALERT sent out by Gun Owners of California
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If you can stall this bill so it doesn't get out of committee before August 29, 2003, it will die for this year! :cuss:
Lets add the defeat of SB 489 (Scott - D) to our string of Victories in 2003!
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ALERT!
SB 489 (Scott - D) Chamber Load Indicators and Magazine Disconnect Mechanisms.
The bill passed out of the Assembly Public Safety Committee July 1, 2003, and continues on to the Assembly Appropriations Committee

Scheduled hearing is for August 20th 9:00 a.m.

There is still time for you to get your letter, FAX or phone call into the Committee! Don't put it off!
SB 489 will require all semi-automatic pistols to include in their manufacture a chamber load indicator (CLI). Additionally, if the pistol has a detachable magazine, a magazine disconnect mechanism (MDM) will be required. This bill impacts negatively, all purchasers of firearms and manufacturers.

For Opposition Points and Member Contacts Click Here

The latest Legislative Analysis is copied below for your information:

BILL NUMBER: SB 489 AMENDED
BILL TEXT

AMENDED IN ASSEMBLY JUNE 26, 2003
AMENDED IN SENATE MAY 12, 2003
AMENDED IN SENATE MAY 5, 2003

INTRODUCED BY Senator Scott
(Principal coauthor: Assembly Member Koretz)
(Coauthors: Senators Kuehl, Perata, and Romero)
(Coauthors: Assembly Members Chan, Levine, Longville, and
Lowenthal)

FEBRUARY 20, 2003

An act to amend Sections 12126, 12130, and 12132 of the Penal
Code, relating to firearms.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST

SB 489, as amended, Scott. Firearms: chamber load indicators and
magazine disconnected mechanisms.

Existing law defines "unsafe handgun" in regard to pistols based
on certain criteria.
This bill would, in addition, commencing January 1, 2005, for
firearms not already approved, as specified, include within the
definition of an unsafe handgun, a center-fire semiautomatic pistol
that does not have a chamber load indicator that plainly
indicates , as specified, that a cartridge is in
the firing chamber or a center-fire or rimfire semiautomatic pistol
that does not have a magazine disconnect mechanism that prevents the
pistol from operating to strike the primer of ammunition in the
firing chamber when a detachable magazine is not inserted in the
pistol if the pistol has a detachable magazine. The bill would, in
addition, commencing January 1, 2007, include within the definition
of an unsafe handgun, a center-fire semiautomatic pistol that does
not have both of those features.
By expanding the definition of "unsafe handgun," the manufacture,
sale, and other specified transfer of which is a crime, this bill
would expand the scope of an existing crime, and thereby impose a
state-mandated local program.
Existing law requires handguns to be submitted for testing to
determine if they are unsafe handguns, as specified.
This bill would provide that commencing January 1, 2005, no
center-fire semiautomatic pistol would be allowed to be submitted for
that testing if it did have a chamber load indicator, and no
center-fire or rimfire semiautomatic pistol that has a detachable
magazine would be allowed to be submitted for that testing if the
pistol does not have a magazine disconnect mechanism, as specified.
Existing law provides that, subject to exceptions, any person who
manufactures, causes to be manufactured, imports into the state for
sale, keeps for sale, offers or exposes for sale, gives, or lends any
unsafe handgun is punishable by imprisonment in a county jail not
exceeding one year.
This bill would add to existing exceptions to those provisions,
the sale, loan, or transfer of any semiautomatic pistol that is to be
used solely as a prop during the course of a motion picture,
television, or video production by an authorized participant, as
specified.
The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local
agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the
state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that
reimbursement.
This bill would provide that no reimbursement is required by this
act for a specified reason.
Vote: majority. Appropriation: no. Fiscal committee: yes.
State-mandated local program: yes.

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Standing Wolf
July 22, 2003, 09:40 PM
There's apparently no end to the arrogant socialist stupidity on the loose in the People's Republic of California.

PrudentGT
July 24, 2003, 02:33 AM
Heh. Can't wait until s/o tries to defend themselves against an attacker, only to find they aren't able to fire at the critical moment due to a lightly inserted magazine. I'm sure the state will shield itself from liability, tho... :rolleyes:

gunsmith
July 24, 2003, 03:02 AM
I can't imagine anyone who has met him would vote for him.
I think most folks have no idea who (what) the Assembly is or what they
do and if we lifted the log they all live under they would scurry away
at the bright sunlight of freedom

Orthonym
July 24, 2003, 03:26 AM
Isn't that the state where it's a felony to bring a Cub Scout knife into a school? Hey, it locks open!

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