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California 2013-2014

Repost from The Firearms Policy Coalition - http://www.firearmspolicy.org/the-issues/california/2013-2014/

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SENATE BILLS

SB 374 --> http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=201320140SB374

In short, would define semiautomatic RIMFIRE rifles capable of accepting a detachable magazine as assault weapons regardless of features. For example, this means a basic 10/22 rifle with a factory wooden stock would have to be 1) registered as an assault weapon and 2) BANNED from future import/purchase in California.

SB 396 --> http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=201320140SB396

Would make illegal the possession of any magazine capable of holding more than 10 rounds - NO GRANDFATHER CLAUSE. This means any 11+ round magazine you PRESENTLY own will have to be disposed of - sold out of state, destroyed or handed over to local law enforcement.

SB 47 – Senator Leland Yee (D-San Mateo/SF)
Summary: Regulations on ‘assault weapons’
Position: OPPOSE

SB 53 – Senator Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles)
Summary: ‘Ammunition permits’ and Face To Face sales only at licensed dealers.
Position: OPPOSE

SB 108 – Senator Leland Yee (D-San Mateo/SF)
Summary: Mandatory safe storage law
Position: OPPOSE

SB 127 - Senator Ted Gaines (R-Roseville)
Summary: Removal of 2A rights restoration option
Position: OPPOSE

SB 140 – Senator Mark Leno (D-San Francisco) and Senate President pro Tempore Darrell Steinberg (D-Sacramento)
Summary: SB 140, an “urgency statute” (effective immediately, if passed) would raid the DROS funds to pay for enforcement efforts by DOJ, including raids and confiscation of weapons possessed by those the State deems to be prohibited, even if in error.
Position: OPPOSE

Senate Joint Resolution (SJR) 1 – Senator Lois Wolk (D-Vacaville)
Summary: SJR 1 urges the President and the Congress of the United States to: (1) place “generically defined assault weapons” and “high-capacity assault magazines” under the scope of the National Firearms Act; (2) institute universal background checks through the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) for all firearms transfers; and (3) take steps to ensure all states and applicable federal agencies are reporting all necessary records to NICS.
Position: OPPOSE

ASSEMBLY BILLS

AB 48 – Assemblymember Nancy Skinner (D-Alameda)
Summary: Ban on magazine parts; requires ammunition transfers to be conducted by FFL; requires law enforcement reporting of ammunition transactions.
Position: OPPOSE

AB 128 – Assemblymember Steven Bradford (D-Inglewood)
Summary: AB 128 would give law enforcement officers regularly employed by Los Angeles World Airports arrest powers anywhere in the state under certain circumstances and authority to carry specified firearms.
Position: OPPOSE

AB 134 – Assemblymember Dan Logue (R-Chico)
Summary: AB 134 would prohibit The Calguns Foundation and other persons from acquiring information about carry licensees that are necessary to ensure licensing authorities are granting carry licenses in a Constitutional manner.
Position: OPPOSE

AB 169 – Assemblymember Roger Dickinson (D-Sacramento)
Summary: AB 169 would remove the “private party transfer” exemption for non-Rostered handguns. This bill would also prohibit the manufacturing, importing, selling, giving, or lending of an unsafe handgun by exempt persons unless the unsafe handgun was loaned, sold to, or purchased by another exempt party (i.e., the Department of Justice, a police department, a sheriffís official, a marshalís office, the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, the California Highway Patrol, any district attorneyís office, or the military or naval forces of this state or of the United States for use in the discharge of their official duties).
Position: OPPOSE

AB 170 – Assemblymember Steven Bradford (D-Inglewood)
Summary: AB 170 would define “person” as an individual for the purposes of obtaining permits for assault weapons, .50 BMG rifles, and machineguns, and other purposes related to the regulation of assault weapons and .50 BMG rifles, thereby making licensed firearm manufacturers unable to conduct normal business, delay production, and spend thousands of additional dollars for compliance.
Position: OPPOSE

AB 174 – Assemblymember Rob Bonta (D-Oakland)
Summary: AB 174 is currently a spot bill that would remove ‘grandfather’ clauses in existing laws and subject Californians possessing licensed firearms to confiscation.
Position: OPPOSE

AB 180 – Assemblymember Rob Bonta (D-Oakland)
Summary: AB 180 is currently a spot bill that would establish a tax on all ammunition sold in retail stores and gun shows within the state, burdening the exercise of Constitutionally-secured rights under the Second Amendment.
Position: OPPOSE

AB 187 – Assemblymember Rob Bonta (D-Oakland)
Summary: AB 187 is currently a spot bill that would establish a tax on all ammunition sold in retail stores and gun shows within the state, burdening the exercise of Constitutionally-secured rights under the Second Amendment.
Position: OPPOSE

AB 202 – Assembly Member Tim Donnelly (R-Hesperia)
Summary: AB 202 would establish the School Marshal Program, authorizing school districts, county offices of education, and charter schools to use general purpose funds to provide training to a school marshal (i.e., a school employee who is authorized to possess a firearm “at a school site or at designated school activities.” This bill, if passed, would also exclude from disclosure the personally identifiable information of school marshals contained in their applications for (and the actual) licenses to carry firearms.
Position: WATCH

AB 231 – Assembly Member Philip Y. Ting (D – San Francisco)
Summary: The full text of AB 231 is not yet available, but according to Assembly Member Ting’s press release (available at: http://bit.ly/YSll0f), if passed, AB 231 would require firearm owners to purchase liability insurance to cover the cost of damage that may be caused by the firearm.
Position: OPPOSE

AB 232 – Assembly Member Philip Y. Ting (D – San Francisco)
Summary: The full text of AB 232 is not yet available, but according to Assembly Member Philip Y. Ting’s press release (available at: http://bit.ly/YSll0f), AB 232 would “provide a state income tax credit to persons who turn in a firearm to a local gun buyback program, pegged to the value of the weapon, up to a $1,000 cap.”
Position: OPPOSE

Assembly Joint Resolution (AJR) 5 – Assembly Member Jimmy Gomez (D-Los Angeles)
Summary: AJR 5 would urge the President and Congress of the United States to support and pass Senator Dianne Feinstein’s proposed legislation prohibiting the sale, transfer, importation, and manufacturing of assault weapons and large-capacity magazines.
Position: OPPOSE