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California: Anti-Gun and Anti-Hunting Legislation Eligible For Floor Votes

Thursday, August 20, 2020

California: Anti-Gun and Anti-Hunting Legislation Eligible For Floor Votes

Today, August 20th, both the Assembly and Senate Appropriations Committees took up their respective suspense files ahead of the Friday fiscal deadline. The bills are now eligible for floor votes beginning next week. Please use the “Take Action” button below to contact your legislators to oppose these measures! 

The button will automatically take you through two prompts to contact both chambers about their respective bills, so please be sure to click through both.

Eligible for a vote on the Senate floor: 

AB 2362, sponsored by Assembly Member Al Muratsuchi (D-66), authorizes the Department of Justice to levy exorbitant fines on licensed firearms dealers for minor technical violations. This bill is an obvious attempt to drive dealers out of business for inconsequential violations. AB 2362 was passed with amendments by the Senate Appropriations Committee on August 20th.

AB 2847, sponsored by Assembly Member David Chiu (D-17), revises the criteria for handgun microstamping and requires the removal of three certified handguns from the roster for each new handgun added. This further reduces the options you have to protect yourself and your family. AB 2847 was passed by the Senate Appropriations Committee on August 20th.

Eligible for a vote on the Assembly floor:

SB 914, sponsored by Senator Anthony Portantino (D-25), further denies Second Amendment rights to young adults under the age of 21, narrows the exemptions for loaning long-guns to minors, and raises the fees the California Department of Justice can charge for eligibility checks on certain ammunition purchases and precursor parts. SB 914 was passed by the Assembly Appropriations Committee on August 20th.

SB 1175, sponsored by Senator Henry Stern (D-27), prohibits the possession of certain African species of wildlife.  The true goal of the bill is to ensure that individuals are not allowed to bring home lawful hunting trophies—even with the approval of the U.S. Government.  SB 1175 was passed by the Assembly Appropriations Committee with amendments on August 20th.

The bright spot for today was that the Senate Appropriations Committee held AB 3030, meaning this bill is dead for the year. 

AB 3030, sponsored by Ash Kalra (D-27), sought to preserve 30% of California's land areas, waters within the state, and oceans off the coast by 2030. NRA joined a broad coalition of conservation minded groups in opposing this legislation as it failed to clearly protect hunting and angling opportunities. AB 3030 was held in the Senate Appropriations Committee.

Continue to check your inbox and http://www.nraila.org for updates concerning your Second Amendment Rights and hunting heritage.

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