A gunpocalypse will hit the California legislature this morning. A total of 10 bills will go to the Senate Appropriations Committee that seriously impact gun rights in California. These bills range from banning the bullet button and funding gun prohibition research at the University of California to setting up a database of ammunition buyers and confiscation of standard capacity magazines.
The California legislature obviously feels it is better to deal with these type of issues as a smokescreen to hide their inability to deal with their horrendous budget issues. Smoke and mirrors is a Hollywood tradition that the sponsors of these bills have learned well.
The Firearms Policy Coalition issued a release that lists each bill by number along with what it does. They have a page of their website that allows you to send a message on each bill. If you live in California, call your legislator. I hope you’ve already done it.
Second Amendment Advocates Fight Largest Gun Bill Hearing of the Year
SACRAMENTO – 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 (Hancock): 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.
UPDATE: Here is an email sent out by the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms which includes the phone numbers of the members of the Senate Appropriations Committee. Call them.
Your Urgent Action in California
gun grabbers in California are on the attack again.
Monday, May 16th, a critical State Senate committee will be
hearing 10 extreme gun control bills. We must stop them
dead in their tracks
If these bills pass, they’re one
step CLOSER to Governor Jerry Brown’s desk.
can’t let that happen!
The bills up in committee
include a BAN on all “bullet button” firearms, a BAN on
ammunition sales, and CONFISCATION of your legally owned
We need YOU to fight these bills
There is no time to waste!
the Senate Appropriations Committee members listed below
now—ask them to vote NO on the anti-gun bills mentioned in
UPDATE II: You can watch this train wreck live on The California Channel.