This Week in California Gun Rights: 5-3-13 Edition

CA Gov. Brown Signs SB 140, Sen. Leno’s Raid on Firearm Background Check Funds

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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LA City Councilmember Paul Krekorian says, “Sue us please”, CGF says, “Sure!” (Video)

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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Cal-FFL Legislative Update

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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.

UPCOMING BILLS 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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Senate Bill 299 Seeks to Make Criminals Out of Firearm Owners (Video)
Yet another attempt by California Lawmakers to make criminals out of gun owners. SB 299 would make it a crime if you wait too long to report your gun stolen.

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