As expected, Governor Gavin Newsom signed every gun bill that made it to his desk. The silver lining is that not many actually got that far.  In fact, we faced 26 gun bills in the legislature this year, and only 3 were signed and they were the least offensive.  We still don’t like it, but we are proud to have helped defeat the other 23 bills.

SB 264 – Min (D) This bill bans gun shows in Orange County.

SB 715 – Portantino (D) This bill creates new requirements for a hunting license exception for adults age 18-21 when purchasing a long gun and the loaning provisions to minors. The bill is chock-full of “specified exemptions” which will reasonably make the law difficult to navigate.

AB 173 – Trailer Bill | “Clarifies” the process of disclosure of specified (confidential) information to the California Firearm Violence Research Center at UC Davis by the Department of Justice (DOJ) for “research or statistical activities.”

On January 3, 2022, the Assembly and Senate both return to Sacramento for the second half of the 2021-22 Legislative Session.  It is still unclear whether the Capitol will be fully opened, or what mandates the state will put on those entering the building.  Rest assured, however, GOC will continue to advocate on behalf of the 2nd Amendment and the phenomenal community of gun owners.