More Bad News Out Of California

Gunpocalypse Round II will come for California gun owners on Tuesday, June 14th, as another round of anti-gun legislation will come up for a vote before the relevant committees. The release from the Firearms Policy Coalition with more details is below.

GUNPOCALYPSE, ROUND 2
California Legislature to vote on 11 anti-gun
bills in one day.
SACRAMENTO – On Tuesday, June 14th  at 9A.M., the California Legislature will
hear the most anti-gun bills it’s heard in one day; spread out over both houses
and three different committees The only description that seems appropriate is
“Gunpocalypse”. This is the second round of the same push to turn the law-abiding
into overnight criminals— aka Gunpocalypse: Round 2.
“Anti-gun legislators are playing a dangerous
game of chicken with our civil rights”, says Craig DeLuz, the Director of
Public and Legislative Affairs for the Firearms Policy Coalition (FPC). “They
are ignoring their own rules, while playing fast and loose with the facts; all
to see who can beat Gavin Newsom in being the first to take away our Second
Amendment Rights.”
DeLuz is referring to a three-way race between
Senate Pro Tempore Kevin de Leon (D-Los Angeles), Assembly Speaker Anthony
Rendon (D-Paramount) and Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom, who’s trying to qualify an
initiative for the November ballot; to see who can get their package of
anti-gun-owner bills passed into law first.
Sen. de Leon’s package of bills, most of which
will be heard in the Assembly Committee on Public Safety on Tuesday June 14th,
includes:
  •  SB 880 (Hall): Bans common and
    constitutionally protected firearms that have magazine locking devices.
  • SB 894 (Jackson): Re-victimizes victims
    by criminalizing the failure to report lost and stolen firearms.
  • SB 1235 (de Leon): Restrictions on
    ammunition purchases, creates a DOJ database of ammunition owners.
  • SB 1407 (de Leon): Retroactively requires
    serial numbers to be placed on firearms dating back at least 50 years.
  •   SB 1446 (Hancock): Confiscation of
    lawfully acquired, standard capacity ammunition feeding devices.
  • SB 1006 (Wolk):  University of California taxpayer funding for
    gun control research. (This bill will be heard the same day in the Assembly
    Committee on Higher Education.)

Meanwhile, at the same
exact time Asm. Rendon’s collection of bills will be heard in Senate Public
Safety. That package consists of:

  • AB 1664 (Levine): Bans common and
    constitutionally protected firearms that have magazine locking devices.
  • AB 1673 (Gipson): Redefines “firearms” to
    include items that are not firearms.
  •  AB 1674 (Santiago): Bans buying more than
    one firearm within a 30-day period.
  • AB 1695 (Bonta): Makes it a crime to
    fail to report a gun lost or stolen.
  •   AB 2607 (Ting): Dramatically expands
    who can request a Gun Violence Restraining order.

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