Yesterday, September 28, Governor Brown took action on the remaining firearm-related bills awaiting his consideration, vetoing two anti-gun bills which would have expanded the current one handgun per month limitation to apply to all guns and prohibiting gun shows at the Cow Palace. He did sign legislation that increases the minimum age to purchase firearms. Earlier in the week, Governor Brown vetoed an expansion to California’s gun violence restraining order law while signing legislation to add additional requirements for those seeking a concealed carry license.
Your NRA is continuing to fight for you and will be exploring potential legal action, similar to litigation being pursued in Florida, challenging the constitutionality of a prohibition of firearm purchases for young adults.
Senate Bill 1177, sponsored by Senator Anthony Portantino (D-25), would prohibit a person from making more than one application to purchase and the dealer delivery of any type of firearm within any 30-day period.
Assembly Bill 2888, sponsored by Assembly Member Phillip Ting (D-19), would expand the list of those eligible to file gun violence restraining orders (GVRO) beyond the currently authorized reporters which include immediate family and law enforcement. The new list is expanded to employers, coworkers and employees of a secondary or postsecondary school that the person has attended in the last 6 months. GVRO’s can remove a person’s right without due process and not because of a criminal conviction or mental adjudication, but based on third party allegations.
Senate Bill 221, sponsored by Senator Scott Wiener (D-11), would prohibit the sale of firearms and ammunition at the Cow Palace located in District 1-A on and after January 1, 2020.
Bills Signed into Law:
Senate Bill 1100, sponsored by Senator Anthony Portantino (D-25), would raise the minimum age to purchase a long gun from 18 years old to 21 years old, effectively denying young adults the ability to exercise their constitutional rights.
Assembly Bill 2103, sponsored by Assembly Member Todd Gloria (D-78), would add certain requirements in addition to the already mandated training courses for a citizen to obtain a concealed carry license. Currently, concealed carry permit holders are already required to receive up to 16 hours training prior to receiving a permit and at least four hours of additional training every two years prior to renewal.
Bill Still Pending Action:
Senate Bill 1487, sponsored by Senator Henry Stern (D-27), would prohibit the possession of certain African species of wildlife. The true goal of the bill is to ensure that a lawful U.S. hunter is not allowed to bring home a hunting trophy—even though the animal was legally taken and the hunter has the approval of the U.S. Federal Government.
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