Gun Laws & Legislation

California advances legislation to confiscate hi-cap mags, ban lead ammo, force firearm storage

By NRA-ILA

California gun owners and sportsmen are quickly running out of time to contact your state legislators and stop draconian legislation from passing in Sacramento.  With both the state Senate and Assembly now back to work, anti-gun legislators are moving fast to build momentum to railroad passage of severe anti-gun legislation.  Gun owners and sportsmen cannot let this happen.  It is critical that you call and e-mail your state Senator and Assemblyman now urging them to stop working to turn law-abiding gun owners into criminals.  Contact information for your state Senator and Assemblyman can be found here.

Below is an update of what happened this week in Sacramento where your immediate action is needed:

Senate Bill 475 (Leno) allows San Francisco officials to effectively BAN gun shows and the sale of firearms in the Cow Palace at the Fairgrounds.  This anti-gun bill is on its final reading in the Assembly and could be considered at anytime.  It is important to call AND e-mail your state Assemblyman urging him or her to OPPOSE SB 475.

Assembly Bill 180 (Bonta) repeals state firearms preemption in Oakland by allowing that city to enact ordinances that are more restrictive than state laws relating to registration or licensing of firearms.  This anti-gun bill is on its final reading in the state Senate and could be considered at anytime.  It is important to call AND e-mailyour state Senator urging him or her to OPPOSE AB 180. 

Assembly Bill 231 (Ting) expands the law relating to the storage of firearms.  This bill does nothing to reduce California’s violent crime problem and only turn law-abiding gun owners into criminals whether or not anything harmful actually happens, and regardless of whether there was any misconduct on the part of the gun owner.  Ultimately, AB 231 is a misguided proposal that imposes unprecedented liability on those who choose to exercise their fundamental right to keep and bear arms.  This onerous legislation passed in the Senate Appropriations Committee on Monday.  AB 231 is now on its final reading in the state Senate and could be considered at anytime.  It is very important to call AND e-mail your state Senator urging him or her to OPPOSE AB 231.

Assembly Bill 48 (Skinner) BANS the sale of magazine parts kits that can hold more than ten cartridges and requires mandatory reporting (REGISTRATION) of law-abiding citizens who purchase more than 3,000 rounds of ammunition within a five-day period.  AB 48 was placed in the state Senate Appropriations Committee suspense file and will be heard later this month.  In the meantime, please contact all members of the state Senate Appropriations Committee urging them to OPPOSE AB 48.  Contact information for members of this committee can be found here. 

Assembly Bill 711 (Rendon) would make California the first state in the nation to prohibit the use of all lead ammunition for hunting.  The NR urges all hunters, recreational shooters and gun-owners to actively OPPOSE B 711.  We will keep you posted on the hearing date for this legislation in the Senate Appropriations Committee suspense file.  In the meantime, please continue to contact the members of the state Senate Appropriations Committee urging them to OPPOSE this anti-gun legislation.  Contact information for this committee can be found here.

Next are anti-gun Senate bills that have passed in the state Senate and are now awaiting consideration in an Assembly committee for which a meeting has not been scheduled to date: