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California Gun Owners Could Use Your Help Against SB249

Discussion in 'Activism' started by Capybara, Jun 28, 2012.

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  1. Capybara

    Capybara Member

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    I originally posted this on the legal board and was directed that this would make more sense here on the activism board.

    Senator Leland Yee, of San Francisco (I know, big surprise) has authored a horrible and misleading bill, SB249, that may end up with all AKs and ARs being declared illegal in California. The language of the bill is evolving at the moment and is deliberately vague and unclear so as to make the interpretation of the law confusing for LEOs and citizens. We already have bullet buttons and have survived the past few years with them, even though they are a compromise. Senator Yee only recently even became aware of what a BB is, then after hearing a news story about Mag Magnets, decided in his infinite wisdom and dominion over us stupid citizens that all AWs must go, no discussion, no negotiation. His viewpoint is very totalitarian, kind of surprising for a self-confessed liberal. It is interesting that he is a Chinese immigrant, he must obviously be used to totalitarian government edicts.

    You may ask yourself, "I live in a free state, California is a lost cause, why should I care or help?" This is way beyond a gun issue, this is a civil rights issue. We must defeat this badly written exercise in publicity grabbing. Please go to http://stopsb249.org/sb-249-faq/ and help us to defeat this by signing the petition and posting this on your Facebook, there are links on the site.

    Trying to get the word out on this and could use THR's help. If you disagree or do not want to help, fine, but anyone can quickly fill out the petition and anyone can quickly post it on their Facebook using the links on the StopSB249 website. Besides being a brilliant argument for term limits, this bill is everything that is bad about California politics, it was poorly authored by an out of touch politician, based upon his own
    misinformation and mistaken perceptions of what the law already covers. Even if it is defeated, it sets a dangerous precedent for a state that really doesn't want it's citizens to keep and bear arms.

    Thanks for any help. We really are on the front lines here and support from our fellow shooters in free states would mean a lot.
     
  2. poolingmyignorance

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    Signed, and Shared. I hope it helps. And to all those that say "it's not worth it" Remember that when your rights are under attack. The Second Amendment sees no state lines. Heres one sig from Texas for ya.
     
  3. Capybara

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    Thanks pool! That is very decent of you and I like that you see that this is only a California issue today. Attacking our rights knows no boundaries.
     
  4. Demitrios

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    I live across the country in NJ and I signed it. I hope I'm not the only out of stater doing his part to try and help.
     
  5. Sam1911

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    From the Activism Forum Sticky:

     
  6. Capybara

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    Thanks Demitrios. Pooling up above also helped and hopefully others are helping too and just not posting about it. Every signature helps and spreading awareness helps as well.

    I know that you can tell us about how bad the gun laws are in your state, I watched that animation video on YouTube about the logic of the laws in your state, I think it may be even worse that my state and that's saying a lot.

    Thanks!
     
  7. RedTag

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    Signed! I hope this helps!!
     
  8. Capybara

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    Thanks RedTag. Every signature, every person who tells another, posts the StopSB249 link to their Facebook, etc. it all helps.

    Even though some don't think it, if you are shooter, we are all in this together.
     
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    Signed. I don't do Facebook or Twitter.

    Dan
     
  10. RBid

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    I will sign and share this when I get home from work.

    - from Oregon
     
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    I'm in.

    I've been in California twice this year for business and will probably be back again before the year is out. Such legislation not only impacts our members in California, my friends in California, but also provides encouragement for the Antis across the country.
     
  12. Capybara

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    You guys are all awesome, thank you!

    The petition only has 5155 signatures, we need 10,000 more so spread the word. It is our fervent hope that this bill will go down in flames but even if it does, it will just the latest attack by the antis.

    I, for one, will be glad to sign any petitions or bills that come up in other states. If they are anti-gun or anti RKBA, count me in on the fight.
     
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    I'm in.


    As a former CA native for 35ish yrs ... that moved to AZ and will be moving back to CA sometime this year... I cant wait to start voting in CA but not eager to be unfairly restricted.
     
  14. Capybara

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    The company I work for has an office in Scottsdale. All I can say is you are going to really miss the firearms freedom of AZ here.
     
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    Signed.
     
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    Signed and shared, as promised.
     
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    +1 from SoCal for ya
     
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    Thanks to everyone who has signed the petition and who can help in other ways. I am here at the Oak Tree Gun Club today, taking a class. I sure hope that I will be able to keep shooting my ARs here at this time next year. We must defeat this insanity and the antis who want us to be compliant little droids like Senator Yee.
     
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    Fellow HighRoaders, please sign this petition. We here in Socialist California are under constant attack by the Brady types. This Yee character is bad news and this SB249 needs to get defeated.
     
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    Signed. I have a friend in CA, you folks over there sure don't need any more gun laws.
     
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    I'm seeing if you agree with this, you can post. So everyone agrees. Nice. I'm guessing the trick is to pick a effort the Mods agree with. That should be a criteria for posting.
     
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    I signed.

    Ngative stuff never got much done.
     
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  23. CABob

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    Signed, shared. I live in Ca. It's a mess.
     
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    Signed.


    Keep fighting out there.
     
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    Signed. Get us an update when you have more news, and hang in there. In know it's gotta be tough some days.
     
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