A Mid-Summer’s Legislative Update

We are over three quarters of the way through the 2013/2014 Legislative Session and we are more than ready to be finished with the plethora of unconstitutional bills that have danced their way through the legislative process. Some of the bills that are up for hearing over the next few months are hold-overs from last year, while others are brand new to the liberal agenda. Gun Owners of California has been following each and every bill that affects the Second Amendment and your right to keep and bear arms, every step of the way. In the midst of the political chaos that surrounds an election year, along with the thousands of bills they still have to hear, the Legislature is set to take their annual summer break just in time for the holiday weekend, on July 3rd. Upon their return to the Capitol on August 4th, your faithful representatives will begin working overtime in order to move their precious bills along before the August30th deadline. Stay tuned for more legislative updates over the coming months, as well as the latest drama from the election front.

To learn more about our PRIORITY OPPOSE bills, see below.  For a full list of the bills we are following, opposing, supporting, etc, click here.

CA AB 1014 Skinner (D )TITLE: Gun Violence Restraining Orders POSITION: OPPOSE LOCATION: Senate Second Reading File  SUMMARY: Provides authorization for and the procedures governing the issuance and serving of an ex parte gun violence restraining order. Requires notification of the local District Attorney. Provides for a misdemeanor for the false application of such order. Provides that a person who violates the order is guilty of a misdemeanor and restricted from the possession of a firearm or ammunition for a specified time period.STATUS: 06/24/2014   From SENATE Committee on PUBLIC SAFETY: As amended to Committee on APPROPRIATIONS. (5-2)

CA AB 1609 Alejo (D) TITLE: Firearms POSITION: OPPOSE LOCATION: Senate Appropriations Committee SUMMARY: Relates to firearms dealer waiting period, background check, and handgun safety certificate requirements. Prohibits a resident of the state from importing into the state, bringing into the state, or transporting into the state, any firearm that he or she purchased or otherwise obtained on or after a specified date from outside of the state, unless he or she first has that firearm delivered to a dealer in the state for delivery to that resident pursuant to specified requirements. Sets forth penalties. STATUS: 06/24/2014 From SENATE Committee on PUBLIC SAFETY:  To Committee on APPROPRIATIONS. (5-2)

CA AB 2305 Ridley-Thomas S (D) TITLE: Weapons POSITION: OPPOSE LOCATION: Assembly Appropriations Committee SUMMARY: Makes it a misdemeanor to carry a switchblade knife on or about the person. Makes a person who carries concealed a handgun on or about the person guilty of carrying a concealed firearm. Makes any person who carries a loaded firearm on or about the person guilty of carrying a loaded firearm. STATUS: 05/23/2014 In ASSEMBLY Committee on APPROPRIATIONS:  Held in committee.

CA SB 53 De Leon (D) TITLE: Ammunition: Purchase Permits  POSITION: OPPOSE LOCATION: Assembly Third Reading File SUMMARY: Requires the Attorney General to maintain copies of ammunition purchase permits, ammunition transactions and ammunition vendor licenses. Requires an ammunition purchaser to be authorized by the Department of Justice. Provides the date when only a licensed ammunition vendor may sell ammunition. Requires verification of identity. Relates to ammunition sales location requirements. Exempts gun shows and events. Relates to the Prohibited Armed Persons File. Relates to enhancements to the background check system. STATUS: 06/12/2014 In ASSEMBLY. Read second time. To third reading.

CA SB 199 De Leon (D) TITLE: BB Devices POSITION: OPPOSE LOCATION: Assembly Appropriations Committee SUMMARY: Deletes a specified restriction from the definition of BB device. Includes BB devices within the definition of imitation firearms for purposes of existing law that prohibits anyone from purchasing, selling, manufacturing, shipping, transporting, distributing, or receiving an imitation firearm and makes a person liable for a civil fine for a violation. STATUS: 06/24/2014  From ASSEMBLY Committee on PUBLIC SAFETY:  Do pass to Committee on APPROPRIATIONS. (5-2)

CA SB 808 De Leon (D) TITLE: Firearms: Identifying Information POSITION: OPPOSE LOCATION: Assembly Appropriations Committee SUMMARY: Requires that a person who manufactures or assembles a firearm to first apply to the Department of Justice for a unique serial number or other identifying mark. Requires any person who owns a firearm that does not bear a serial number to likewise apply to the Department for a unique serial number or other mark of identification. Makes a violation of these provisions a misdemeanor. STATUS: 06/24/2014   From ASSEMBLY Committee on PUBLIC SAFETY:  Do pass to Committee on APPROPRIATIONS. (5-2)

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