2O2O BAD BILLS SIGNED
AB 2362: Muratsuchi/D
This bill will allow the Department of Justice to fine gun stores for minor paperwork violations which could put these retailers out of business. This is a punitive action.
AB 2847: Chiu/D
Forces manufacturers to use microstamping technology in order to have new handguns on the approved DOJ roster. Also, for every “new” microstamped handgun, three non-microstamped models will be deleted from the roster. In essence, this will dramatically reduce the number of guns on the list of approved firearms available in California.
2020 BAD BILL VETOED
In a rare move, the Governor VETOED SB 914: Portantino /D due to the lengthy process this bill would have required for the DOJ to verify valid hunting licenses. In short, this bill would have not only required DOJ to validate hunting licenses for gun purchases for 18-20 year olds, but it would have also mandated that only parents – not a relative, a school or legitimate shooting club – could provide a firearm to anyone under 18. This would have meant that every competitive youth shooter – or kid that wants to go hunting with a grandparent – would not be able to use any firearm unless it was provided by the parents. Even though this veto is a victory for gun owners, it by no means indicates a “pro-gun move” by the Governor.
2019 BAD BILLS SIGNED
Requires the sale of firearm “precursor parts” (individual parts that can be used to assemble a complete firearm) to be conducted by or processed through a licensed firearm “precursor part vendor.” This bill will have no conceivable impact on gun crimes; it will simply make it more difficult for law abiding gun owners to acquire the parts needed to update, customize or repair the guns they legally possess.
Prohibits the sale of firearms and ammunition at the Del Mar Fairgrounds in San Diego; in signing this bill the Governor is defying the court that ruled public venues cannot be selective in deciding which legal activities can be allowed to use state owned facilities. Plus, there is zero evidence that violence is escalated at gun shows.
Requires the local licensing authority to increase fees on the issuance for CCW permits. This is a punitive and very specific personal jab at local sheriffs who are willing to issue CCW permits without charging a fortune or (rhetorically speaking) requiring applicants to surrender their firstborn.
Doubles the fee for purchasing a firearm; funds can be used for purposes not related to background checks – the reason the fee was initially established.
This bill prohibits individuals from purchasing more than one gun (of any kind) per month. Without question, this bill will have the most adverse impact on California’s gun owners and will have the least impact on gun crime in California. Gun Owners has consistently supported efforts to prevent the flow of illegal firearms, but there is no data suggesting someone who purchases two guns a month – or three guns for that matter – is a danger to society or engaging in illicit activity.
This bill deletes the law which imposes an additional one‑year term for each prior separate prison term or county jail felony term. This is one bill that reveals just how hypocritical the Legislature is: they want to curb so-called “gun violence” yet are more than willing to reduce the sentences of felons who commit crimes with you guessed it: a gun.
SB 172 mandates that anyone convicted of the unsafe storage of a gun to lose their rights to possess a firearm for a period of ten years; also places unreasonable standard for senior health care facilities regarding resident firearm storage. This is a clear Constitutional violation of one’s 2nd Amendment rights.
This bill places unwarranted restrictions on how many firearm transfers an individual can conduct per year before being classified as a dealer. This is yet another obstacle thrown in the path of the law abiding.