Governor Jerry Brown today signed Senator Mark Leno and Senate President pro Tem Darrell Steinberg’s SB 140, which takes $24 Million from a fund designated for firearm background checks and mis-appropriates it to other, unauthorized Department of Justice programs. Principal co-authors include Senators Joel Anderson of El Cajon and Loni Hancock of Berkeley. Notably, the Department is also seeking an additional budget allocation of $4 Million to replace some of the $24 Million lost through SB 140.
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CGF Executive Director Brandon Combs takes on LA City Councilmember Paul Krekorian’s “sue us please” gun control proposal and responds to Councilmember Mitch Englander assertion that ‘regular’ people have “no need, no reason” to own standard-capacity magazines. What say you??
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This update will provide you a thumbnail sketch of what is happening with key gun legislation in California. For more detailed information, follow the links provided.
AB 180 (Bonta) – Allows the City of Oakland to institute more restrictive firearms laws than those by the state.
Hearing: Assembly Public Safety 5/7/13 POSITION: OPPOSE
AB 187 (Bonta) – 10% tax on ammunition.
Hearing: Assembly Revenue & Taxation POSITION: OPPOSE
SB 374 (Steinberg) – Ban and forced registration of all semi-automatic rifles (including rimfire)
Hearing: Senate Appropriations 5/6/13 POSITION: OPPOSE
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