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California Gun Control Update

California lawmakers are upping the ante on gun control. Last week saw a flurry of gun control bills passed out of both the Senate and the Assembly, including banning virtually every new semiautomatic weapon, new registration requirements, banning magazines that hold more than 10 rounds (no grandfathering), requiring an annual ammunition permit, the list goes on and on.

This is bad news for our friends in the Golden State.

Passed Out of Senate

Here’s a summary of the bills that have passed out of the Senate and are awaiting committee assignment in the Assembly.

Senate Bill 47 (Yee) expands the definition of “assault weapons” to BAN the future sale of rifles that have been designed/sold and are equipped to use the “bullet button” or similar device, requires NEW “assault weapon” registration of ALL those semi-auto rifles that are currently possessed to retain legal possession in the future, and subjects these firearms to all other “assault weapons” restrictions.  SB 47 passed in the state Senate by a 23 to 15 vote.

Senate Bill 374 (Steinberg) expands the definition of “assault weapons” to BAN the future transfer of all semi-automatic rifles that accept detachable magazines (including those chambered for rimfire cartridges), requires NEW “assault weapon” registration, requires registration of ALL those semi-auto rifles that are currently possessed to retain legal possession in the future, and subjects these firearms to all other “assault weapon” restrictions.  SB 374 passed in the state Senate by a 23 to 15 vote.

Senate Bill 396 (Hancock) BANS the POSSESSION of any magazine with a capacity to accept more than ten cartridges, including currently legally possessed “grandfathered large capacity” magazines.  SB 396 passed in the state Senate by a 25 to 14 vote.

Senate Bill 53 (DeLeon) requires persons to buy an annual ammunition purchase permit, requires the registration and thumbprint of the purchaser for each ammunition purchase, and bans online and mail order sales of ammunition to Californians.  SB 53 passed in the state Senate by a 23 to 15 vote.

Senate Bill 108 (Yee) requires mandatory locked storage of firearms in a locked house regardless of whether anyone is present.  SB 108 passed in the state Senate by a 21 to 17 vote.

Senate Bill 293 (DeSaulnier) BANS the sale of conventional handguns, if the state Department of Justice approves the sale of “Owner Authorized – Smart” handgun technology. SB 293 passed in the state Senate by a 22 to 14 vote.

Senate Bill 299 (DeSaulnier) turns victims of firearm theft into criminals for failing to report the loss of their firearm within an arbitrarily allotted amount of time.  SB 299 passed in the state Senate by a 24 to 15 vote.

Senate Bill 567 (Jackson) expands the definition of shotgun for “short-barreled shotguns” that are illegal to own with a new definition so flawed it can include reclassify handguns shooting “Shot-shells” as shotguns.  SB 567 passed in the state Senate by a 22 to 15 vote.

Senate Bill 683 (Block) expands the requirement for a firearms safety certificate from handguns to rifle purchases.  SB 683 passed in the state Senate by a 28 to 11 vote.

Senate Bill 755 (Wolk) expands the list of persons prohibited from owning a firearm, including persons who have operated cars and boats while they are impaired commonly referred to as DUI.  SB 755 passed in the state Senate by a 25 to 12 vote.

Passed Out of Assembly

Here’s a summary of the bills that have passed out of Assembly and are waiting for committee assignment is the Senate.

Assembly Bill 48 (Skinner) BANS the sale of magazine parts kits that can hold more than ten cartridges, and requires mandatory reporting of law-abiding citizens who purchase more than 3,000 rounds of ammunition with a five-day period.  AB 48 passed in the state Assembly by a 45 to 26 vote.

Assembly Bill 169 (Dickinson) BANS the sale of handguns not on the state-approved roster.  This would BAN the sale of millions of used handguns currently owned by Californians.  AB 169 passed in the state Assembly by a 43 to 27 vote.

Assembly Bill 180 (Bonta) repeals California’s firearm preemption law by granting Oakland an exemption to enact unique laws regarding possession, registration, licensing and subjecting gun owners to unknowing criminal liability when travelling through Oakland.  AB 180 passed in the state Assembly by a 46 to 29 vote.

Assembly Bill 231 (Ting) expands the law for Criminal Storage of Firearms and child access.  AB 231 passed in the state Assembly by a 46 to 30 vote.

Assembly Bill 711 (Rendon) BANS the use of all lead ammunition for hunting.  AB 711 passed in the state Assembly by a 44 to 21 vote.

You can read more here and here.


16 Responses to California Gun Control Update

  1. Wil June 1, 2013 at 9:37 am #

    wow – just wow – wtf?

  2. Jon Dufresne June 1, 2013 at 9:41 am #

    I’ve already planned my move out of California for August. There is no common sense here.

    • befr33 June 6, 2013 at 10:59 pm #

      I’m right behind you, looking for jobs in Texas now… this is nuts

  3. TK June 1, 2013 at 9:46 am #

    Leave the state and let those crazy libtards suffocate in their own stupidity.

  4. Chris June 1, 2013 at 10:20 am #

    Sad day for liberty.

  5. lo7us June 1, 2013 at 10:27 am #

    I am SO depressed, SO I am like meany of my California friends, racing to get items that soon will no longer be available.

  6. Don June 1, 2013 at 10:55 am #

    50yrs old, born and raised in CA, proverbial model citizen… and now, with the stroke of a few pens, Sacramento Democrats have made me a criminal because I like to target shoot with .22s…. I feel like Jake Holman at the end of The Sand Pebbles… “I was home. What happened? What the hell happened?”

  7. Daniel June 1, 2013 at 10:55 am #

    Trying to convince the wife we have better opportunities in the Midwest. Tired of contacting my senators and local congressman only for them to reply back that I obvioously don’t have any idea how dangerous these things are…

  8. Psydr007 June 1, 2013 at 3:28 pm #

    What’s going on in California? How are any of these bills even legal?

  9. Greg Sims June 1, 2013 at 6:43 pm #

    I retired in Oct 2012, immediately put my New ( Jersey) Germany house up for sale, bought a small farm in Kentucky. Best dammed thing I ever did. Escaped the grasp of the Liberal Loons, in their NJ Asylum. Kentucky offers me a lifetyle similar to what I had, for 1/6 the monthly costs, so I can live here nicely on my Social Security and can carry my 45 everywhere I go, hunt on my property with no license, target shoot in my yard and buy all the guns, I want, with no registration. The Constitution is alive and well, in Kentucky. Lots of room and land, c’mon down, Y’all

  10. Greg Reger June 1, 2013 at 10:49 pm #

    Hey there concerned Americans and hopefully members of the NRA. I am a native California rancher and could not live in the liberal soon to be socialist government in California so I moved to Texas. Look into it, I’m telling you Texas is wonderful and a place where American citizens still have rights.

  11. Simon June 2, 2013 at 9:20 pm #

    I don’t understand how californians are allowing this to occur. What will it tmw for them to stand up for their rights?

  12. will June 2, 2013 at 11:51 pm #

    You guys have to understand that the voting districts are so badly rigged that we have no way of removing these assholes from office. They draw their own districts to ensure they get re-elected. They are completely insane, and incompetent. In fact the democrats have 2/3 supermajority which means they can do whatever they want, and not even crazy ass Governor Moonbeam Jerry Brown can veto any thing they do. They can even raise taxes without putting it to a vote by the people. it’s completely insane out here.

  13. zach johnson June 3, 2013 at 3:28 pm #

    I’m sure all the gangbangers,mafioso,and outlaw bikers in Kalifornia will comply to these new laws

  14. Brian June 3, 2013 at 4:17 pm #

    Viva la revolution, time to fight in kaliforiastan!

    • will June 3, 2013 at 7:59 pm #

      If this was a military operation, I’d say we pull all the Americans, fence off California and wait for it to collapse. After all the illegals, and crazy wacko liberals die off because there is no one left to pay for their foodstamps, then we can rebuild the state according to the rule of law and the Constitution.