Second Amendment Advocates Fight Largest Gun Bill Hearing of the Year
Today; Monday, May 16th 10 anti-gun bills will be fast-tracked through the California State Senate Appropriations Committee.
The hearing agenda includes four Assembly bills that were gutted and amended a week earlier in an effort by Democrats to avoid a full vetting by legislators. And even more outrageous is that three of those measures will meet their evil twins (Senate Bills containing the exact same language) and be voted on at the same time.
“The only way to describe this full-on assault on gun owners’ civil rights is to call it what it is – Gunpocalypse,” stated Craig DeLuz, Legislative Advocate for the Firearms Policy Coalition.
“Democrats have given up on any illusion of respect for the process or the voice of the people”, said DeLuz. “The saddest part is that they are clearly doing this as a political ploy to undermine Gavin Newsom’s initiative on the fall ballot. It’s a battle royale to prove who’s more anti-gun-owner.”
Bills to be heard include:
- SB 880 (Hall): Bans common and constitutionally protected firearms that have magazine locking devices.
- SB 894 (Jackson): Victimizes victims by criminalizing the failure to report lost and stolen firearms.
- SB 1006 (Wolk): University of California taxpayer funding for gun control research.
- SB 1235 (Deleon): Restrictions on ammunition purchases, creates a DOJ database of ammunition owners.
- SB 1407 (Deleon): Retroactively requires serial numbers to be placed on firearms dating back to 1899.SB 1446:Confiscation of lawfully acquired, standard capacity magazines that can hold over 10 rounds.
- AB 156 (McCarty): Formerly dealt with global warming, but is now the same as SB 1235.
- AB 857 (Cooper): Formerly addressed greenhouse gasses, but is now the same as SB 1407.
- AB 1135 (Levine): Formerly centered around groundwater but is now the same as SB 880.
- AB 1511 (Santiago): Formerly dealt with energy conservation, but now criminalizes loaning of firearms between personally known, law-abiding adults, including sportsmen and hunters.
About the Firearms Policy Coalition:
Firearms Policy Coalition is a grassroots 501(c)4 nonprofit public benefit organization. FPC’s mission is to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States, especially the fundamental, individual Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms.
For more information, visit: www.firearmspolicy.org.
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