CA pushing through “gun control” legislation

Some bills "suspended"

— INSIDE THE CAPITOL —
This week, the Assembly’s Public Safety and Appropriations Committees heard testimonies on multiple bills that would have either strengthened your ability to protect yourself, or prevented you from doing so.

 

Though it comes as no surprise, given the liberal majority that dominates these committees, the successful testimonies were those based on fear-ridden lies, rather than hard facts.  

 

On Tuesday, April 12, the Public Safety Committee members killed every pro-gun, pro-safety bill that was authored by a republican, and they didn’t hesitate to pass AB 2459 by Democrat Assemblyman Kevin McCarty.  This is the one that requires your face be videotaped for every gun and ammo purchase.  Yes, he took amendments, but like all the rest of the bad bills – this will not save one California life, not prevent one crime from being committed with a gun.

 

Even if you live in a pro-Second Amendment district and your legislator represents your rights and values, keep in mind that every single elected official – whether from downtown LA or the forests of Humboldt County – has the ability to derail your personal liberties with a push of their voting button.  This can happen in committee or before their respective House in the Senate or Assembly.  This goes far beyond your own backyard, which is why GOC wants everyone to be armed – and fully informed.  For more information on upcoming legislation, CLICK HERE.

 

 

ASSEMBLY PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE: April 12, 2016

 

Requires sellers of firearms/ammunition to ensure that it’s business premises are monitored by video surveillance that visually records and archives footage of every sale or transfer of a firearm or ammunition, in a manner that makes the facial features of the purchaser clearly visible in the recorded footage. OPPOSE.  Vote Public Safety Committee – PASSED (5-2 vote) – Do Pass to Committee on Privacy and Consumer Protection.

 

Requires a firearms dealer to immediately release a firearm to a recipient who is not prohibited from possessing, receiving, owning, or purchasing a firearm if the person is authorized to carry a concealed firearm, possesses a valid Certificate of Eligibility, or owns a firearm registered with the Department of Justice. SUPPORT

Vote: Public Safety Committee – Failed Passage (2-2), but reconsideration was granted.

 

Exempts a person holding a valid license to carry a concealed firearm who is also protected by a domestic violence protective order from both the gun free school zone and the university prohibitions. SUPPORT

Vote: Public Safety Committee – Failed Passage (2-3), but reconsideration was granted.

 

Makes certain firearms offenses punishable by actual imprisonment of 2, 3 or 4 years.  SUPPORT

Vote: Public Safety Committee – Failed Passage (2-3), but reconsideration was granted.

 

Allows a handgun model removed from the Safe Handgun Roster, for any reason other than its failure upon retesting, to be reinstated to the roster upon a petition to the Attorney General.SUPPORT

Vote: Public Safety Committee – Failed Passage (2-2), but reconsideration granted.

 

ASSEMBLY APPROPRIATIONS COMMITTEE: April 13, 2016
The following bills were all moved to suspense file with no opportunity for testimony given.

A bill or set of bills, with a fiscal impact of $150,000 or more which is set aside by a majority of Members present and voting. These bills may be heard at a later hearing.

 

Classifies a semiautomatic centerfire rifle that does not have a fixed magazine with the capacity to accept no more than 10 rounds as an “assault weapon”. Requires a person who lawfully possessed an “assault weapon” that does not have a fixed magazine, including those weapons with an ammunition feeding device that can be removed readily from a firearm with the use of a tool (this includes those with mechanical magazine locking devices), to register the firearm. OPPOSE

 

Amends the definition of an “assault weapon” to include weapons equipped with the “bullet button” (mechanical magazine locking devices requiring the use of a tool to remove a magazine) or other tool that allows for easily changeable magazines. Provides a registration deadline for such weapons in legal possession with the Department of Justice. Authorizes a registration fee, provides for Internet registration. OPPOSE

 

Closes a supposed “loophole” by expanding the definition of firearm to include an unfinished frame of receiver that can be readily converted to the functional condition of a finished frame or receiver. OPPOSE

 

Caps the number of firearms that may be purchased by a person at one per month—the same restriction currently in place for handguns. OPPOSE

 

ELECTIONS & REDISTRICTING COMMITTEE: April 13, 2016

The following bill was passed and sent to Appropriations Committee 

 

Makes the buying or receiving of a stolen firearm, with knowledge that the property was stolen a misdemeanor or a felony.  SUPPORT.

 


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