California Citizens: Action Needed Today and Tomorrow


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TheSaint
April 15, 2013, 10:28 PM
The following is copied from an NRA ILA action alert I just received via email. (If you're not already signed up for the alerts, do so for your particular state, we must keep flooding the lines just as the anti-gunners are.)

There are a LOT of very evil bills that are being introduced in Sacramento that are unabashed people control. Make no mistake, this is an all-out assault to see how much we'll put up with. Please, take the time to call AND EMAIL today and tomorrow and get the word out to friends as well. The Golden State needs all available hands to man the battle stations to fend off this attack. Thank you!

California: Anti-Gun Bills Have Committee Hearings Tomorrow

Contact your State Legislators in Sacramento IMMEDIATELY

Many anti-gun bills are scheduled to be heard in committee TOMORROW. Call AND e-mail your state legislators TODAY urging them to OPPOSE the bills listed below. Remind them that a criminal by definition does not obey or respect the law and any legislation infringing on gun owners will do nothing to affect criminals or their access to and misuse of firearms. Instead, urge them to focus on meaningful legislation relating to school safety, mental health issues, marketing of violence as entertainment for our children and the collapse of federal prosecutions of violent criminals.

Tomorrow, April 16 in the Assembly Committee on Water, Parks and Wildlife at 9:00 a.m. in Capitol room 437 (Click here to listen to this hearing):

Assembly Bill 711 (Rendon) BANS the use of all lead ammunition for hunting.


Tommorow, April 16 in the Assembly Committee on Public Safety at 9:00 a.m. in Capitol room 126 (Click here to listen to this hearing):

Assembly Bill 231 (Ting) expands the law for Criminal Storage of Firearms and child access.


Tomorrow, April 16 in the state Senate Committee on Public Safety at 9:00 a.m. in Capitol room 4203:

Senate Bill 47 (Yee) expands the definition of “assault weapons” to BAN the future sale of rifles that have been designed/sold and are equipped to use the “bullet button” or similar device, requires NEW “assault weapon” registration of ALL those semi-auto rifles that are currently possessed to retain legal possession in the future, and subjects these firearms to all other “assault weapons” restrictions.

Senate Bill 53 (DeLeon) requires persons to buy an annual ammunition purchase permit, requires the registration and thumbprint of the purchaser for each ammunition purchase, and bans online and mail order sales of ammunition to Californians.

Senate Bill 108 (Yee) requires mandatory locked storage of firearms within a locked house regardless of whether anyone is present.

Senate Bill 293 (DeSaulnier) BANS the sale of conventional handguns, if the state Department of Justice approves the sale of “Owner Authorized – Smart” handgun technology.

Senate Bill 299 (DeSaulnier) turns victims of firearm theft into criminals for failing to report the loss of their firearm within 48 hours.

Senate Bill 374 (Steinberg) expands the definition of "assault weapons" to BAN the future transfer of all semi-auto rifles that accept detachable magazines (including those chambered for rimfire cartridges) and virtually all semi-auto rifles with fixed magazines (primarily those chambered for rimfire cartridges), requires NEW "assault weapon" registration, requires registration of ALL those semi-auto rifles that are currently possessed to retain legal possession in the future, and subjects these firearms to all other "assault weapon" restrictions.

Senate Bill 396 (Hancock) BANS the POSSESSION of any magazine with a capacity to accept more than ten cartridges, including currently legally possessed "grandfathered large capacity” magazines.

Senate Bill 567 (Jackson) expands the definition of shotgun for “short-barreled shotguns” that are illegal to own.

Senate Bill 755 (Wolk) expands the list of persons prohibited from owning a firearm.

Your state Senator and Assemblyman MUST hear from you TODAY urging them to OPPOSE the anti-gun bills listed above. Don't forget to forward this alert to your family, friends and fellow gun owners throughout California and urge them to do the same. We need all of California gun owners and Second Amendment supports to continually call AND e-mail their state legislators. The California Legislature needs to know that this egregious attack against law-abiding citizens needs to stop.

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abajaj11
April 15, 2013, 10:41 PM
Looks like the stuff of nightmares.....my sympathy for folks in California who have to live with the loons who voted these gun grabbing rascals in....
:)

TheSaint
April 15, 2013, 10:46 PM
We already have tons of anti-2nd amendment rights laws on the books, but even by California standards, the laws being proposed above are outlandish. We must push back! Thank you for the kind words, may sane heads prevail. (Crosses fingers and emails/calls friends about this)...

lionken07
April 16, 2013, 09:02 PM
Good luck guys. CT already lost that war. Only real way for us to win back the state is in the courtroom.

Librarian
April 17, 2013, 01:28 AM
All the bills before the Senate Public Safety Committee 4/16 passed on 5-2 (Party line D-R) votes.

Next step for these is the Senate Appropriations Committee.

See also http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=701762

Solo
April 17, 2013, 06:30 PM
Good. The more ridiculous laws they pass, the easier time we will have getting them repealed in court.

Ash
April 17, 2013, 08:55 PM
And Obama calls us liars. This is why we must fight nor can we ever trust the government when it tells us it needs to protect our rights through background checks or other activities.

Alizard
April 17, 2013, 11:16 PM
The following is copied from an NRA ILA action alert I just received via email. (If you're not already signed up for the alerts, do so for your particular state, we must keep flooding the lines just as the anti-gunners are.)

There are a LOT of very evil bills that are being introduced in Sacramento that are unabashed people control. Make no mistake, this is an all-out assault to see how much we'll put up with. That's true. I have lived in Cali these 50 years and seen them all including the first gun grab called the Mulford Act signed by Governor Reagan. One problem we have here in Cali: the majority of voters in this state are idiots. Period. And whenever they hold a vote, the majority rules. There is no way to fix this place, I plan to fix the problem by leaving.

edfardos
April 18, 2013, 10:02 AM
yes these will be easy to defeat in court. AB144 is about to get a preliminary federal injunction because people are donating to citizens resisting tyranny.

californiarighttocarry.org. (federal injunction to restore loaded open carry)

edfardos

Alizard
April 18, 2013, 03:34 PM
Good for you, if they notice enough of their people leaving maybe they will notice but I still don't believe they would care. They really don't like free thinking people.Yeah, that's for sure. I just got banned from a forum yesterday for that.:eek:

TheSaint
April 18, 2013, 10:30 PM
We need to attack this through calls, emails and letters. If an unconstitutional law is passed, we'll have to take it to the courts. Although leaving is tempting, keep in mind that laws passed in NY or CA can set the groundwork for them being pass in more pro-freedom states. We must not abandon our brothers and sisters living behind enemy lines.

limpingbear
April 18, 2013, 10:45 PM
If I remember correctly, California tried to ban mail order and internet ammo sales a few years ago, and the feds told them it violates interstate commerce. These idiot just don't learn...

TheSaint
April 18, 2013, 11:39 PM
Sounds about right.

NY recently tried to do the same thing:

http://www.capitalnewyork.com/article/politics/2012/07/6323058/michael-bloomberg-backs-bill-ban-online-ammo-sales

I'm not sure if that was ever signed into law, perhaps some of our NY members can comment. Still, there's plenty of other bills we need to pay attention to in CA, as we tend to try to export our madness elsewhere.

Frank Ettin
April 19, 2013, 02:44 AM
Some posts that were not helpful or contributory have been deleted.

If you don't have anything useful to contribute, please don't post.

Alizard
April 19, 2013, 03:42 PM
If I remember correctly, California tried to ban mail order and internet ammo sales a few years ago, and the feds told them it violates interstate commerce. These idiot just don't learn... Some of the things that Cali has tried to enact into law:

1) Every pistol must have it's serial number "engraved" on the end of the firing pin so that it imprints on the primer of the brass (seriously)

2) Every pistol must have a "smart grip" that only releases the gun's firing mechanism if the correct fingerprint is sensed on the grip. No, I am not kidding.

3) Every auto must have a "magazine disconnect safety". That one is now law.

4) No importation of ammo or ammo manufacturing componenets. That one is on hold but will eventually go into law. They will have only "state licensed" ammo stores.

TheSaint
April 19, 2013, 05:05 PM
I was outside of Walmart this morning getting ammo and talked to about a dozen gun owners before the store opened. I stressed the need for them to get involved and not give up hope in fighting these unjust laws. We need to keep up the pressure and not just assume that the other side will win.

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