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California Pushes 8 More Anti-Gun Bills

Bicameral moves in Sacramento last week saw over a half-dozen measures aimed at increasing gun regulations move forward in the state legislature.

In all, eight bills were advanced by the respective Senate and Assembly appropriations committees that would add new requirements to concealed carry licenses, expand the use of lifetime gun bans, make it easier to file so-called “red flag” firearm seizure orders, ration gun sales and strip gun rights from those under age 21. Making it past the fiscal deadline for proposed legislation, each now moves to the chamber floor.

The bills:

AB 1968 makes it a lifetime firearm prohibition for those who have been admitted to a mental health facility under certain conditions more than once in a one-year period.

AB 1927 would study crafting a law to allow individuals to voluntarily jettison their own gun rights. A similar law was enacted in Washington earlier this year, aimed at curbing suicides.

AB 2103 adds more red tape to those applying for concealed carry permits in the state, making a firearms safety course of at least eight hours mandatory before they could be issued a license. Some jurisdictions have higher requirements than what is being proposed, but gun control advocates who support the measure say a statewide mandate for more training is needed. Gun rights advocates say the move is uncalled for and duplicative.

AB 2888 would expand who can file for one of California’s Gun Violence Restraining Orders, adding coworkers, employers, and school employees to the list that currently includes family members and police. Such orders, largely pioneered by the state, have been derided as “turn in your neighbor” laws as they allow for temporary gun seizures with the accused only able to appear in court after the fact in many cases.

SB 221 would prohibit the sale of firearms and ammunition at the state-owned Cow Palace in Daly City. The historic venue has long been the location of numerous gun shows throughout the years, which has drawn the ire of Democrats from nearby San Francisco. The bill was voted out of committee on Aug. 8.

SB 1100 would bar firearm sales to those under 21 years of age. The move would be similar to laws passed in Florida and Vermont this year, the former of which has resulted in a legal challenge on grounds of age discrimination. A fiscal analysis of the measure estimates California would lose out on $2.2 million per year in mandatory dealer fees due to the decreased number of gun sales resulting from the proposed new laws.

SB 1177 aims to ration new firearm purchases to one every 30 days. The state currently has such a rule for handgun sales, which the proposal would stretch to include shotguns and rifles. Just the District of Columbia, Maryland, and New Jersey have gun rationing laws on the books, but they, like California’s current statute, are directed at handguns only.

SB 1487 would make African hunting illegal for California residents through the vehicle of banning the importation to the state of animals legally harvested on that continent.

The bills were almost universally panned by the California Rifle and Pistol Association, Gun Owners of California, the NRA, and the Firearms Policy Coalition.

As a win, one worrisome bill to the gun rights advocates, AB 2382, which would have mandated background checks on many of the components needed to build or repair firearms and regulated those who sell them through a licensing scheme, was held in committee, likely killing it.

Meanwhile, a bill supported by gun groups, AB 2152, aimed at reducing the cost of antelope, elk, bear, and bighorn sheep game tags for junior hunters, passed to the Senate floor.

source: guns.com

26 Comments

  • Jmanjo

    California liberal lawmakers should be removed from office for not doing their job of representing their voters. These fools are insane and should be removed from office!

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    • crusader2010

      They’re not fools, they’re Socialist Democrat’s, who know they can’t take over completely without disarming the population.

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      • Munge

        More like communists.

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      • Juanito Ibañez

        “This battle for ‘common-sense’ gun control laws pits emotion and passion against logic and reason. All too often in such a contest, logic loses. So, expect more meaningless, if not harmful, ‘gun control’ legislation. Good news – if you’re a crook.”
        –Larry Elder

        “Unfortunately, most gun control advocates are not really interested in rational debate, and their political games simply send Alice chasing white rabbits down holes.”
        –Bob Barr

        “Anybody who’s in favor of gun control is a fúćking moron.”
        –Jackie Mason

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  • ARJAY

    They should be removed from office for ABANDONING their OATH of OFFICE to DEFEND and PROTECT the CONSTITUTION of the United States of America.

    They should be tried for TREASON and the PROPER punishment for treason to be executed!!!!!

    PERIOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Taz

    Unfortunately when the current crop of snowflakes become the people running this country all rights of any kind will cease to exist. They will confiscate guns from the entire country, hunting and fishing will be outlawed, and anything that smacks of patriotism will land you in jail. I’m glad that I have lived most of my life in a free America; my children and grandchildren won’t be so lucky.

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    • Susan K.

      Their goal is for everyone to be disarmed except them.

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      • Juanito Ibañez

        “History shows that all conquerors who have allowed their subject races to carry arms have prepared their own downfall by so doing. Indeed, I would go so far as to say that the supply of arms to the underdogs is a sine qua non for the overthrow of any sovereignty.”
        –Adolf Hitler, ‘Hitler’s Table Talk, 1941-1944: Secret Conversations’ (©1953)

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    • mathis1689

      They will try the gun confiscation crap sooner or later. When they do, an awful lot of them will die.

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    • coolman11

      Hope to God David Hogg and his ilk don’t somehow take “control” as he says, I’ll go down fightin if that ever happens

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  • Timothy Toroian

    If they want to secede, let ’em go. It would be comical to see how long they would last. We could close all border crossings and then the illegals could head for San Diego. Jerry wants to be a sanctuary state, so be one. GOLGOLGOLGOL! (g = guffaw)

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    • Taz

      Screw secession. Kick ’em the hell out of the union. And while we’re at it it’s about time to form another Confederacy with all the “Red” states. California can take New York, Oregon, Washington, Massachusetts, and any other “blue” area with it.

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      • Timothy Toroian

        If they are kicked out they can make a case for being let back in, if they leave voluntarily they would have to BEG to be let back in when crap fails.

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  • Susan K.

    AB 2888 is lacking something known as “due process”.

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  • Warren Cohen

    Welcome to California land of fruits and nuts

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    • homegirl

      Welcome to California-the world’s fourth largest economy. Supporter of red state moochers!

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      • Warren Cohen

        As Margret Thatcher put it – socialism is great until you run out of other people’s money

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        • homegirl

          How many more “original” thoughts do you have? You pulled out an old, very hack conservative standby.

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          • Warren Cohen

            heads up– I did not say it was original and GAVE CREDIT to the author. But, it does fit the system in California – here’s hoping the federal gov’t will not bail them out as they sink into the sunset

          • homegirl

            FYI: California is the world’s fourth largest economy. A +++ state in funding of the federal treasury. Those who live in red “moocher” states would sink without California funding to the US Treasury.

          • Warren Cohen

            be careful while walking the streets of major California cities not to slip on the human excrement and fall onto some druggies needle

          • homegirl

            OK.’ll put the question directly=Do you live in RED MOOCHER state? You know, one of those moocher states that give their homeless $50. and a one way bus ticket to California.

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