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Important CRPA Member Alert - Help Stop These Bills
Act now to voice your strong OPPOSITION to these bills. Call, write, and/or email – information on contacting your legislator is available below.
These bills are set for hearing on June 26 and June 27 as noted below. Help CRPA stop ALL of these bills before they make their way out of Committee hearings!
AB 1527 (Portantino) Hearing June 26: Contact members of the Senate Public Safety Committee and your senator. This bill would prohibit the open carry of rifles and shotguns within the city limits of any incorporated area. AB 1527 piggybacks on last year’s ban on open carry of unloaded handguns.
AB 2179 (Allen) Hearing June 26: Contact members of the Senate Natural Resources and Water Committee and your senator. This bill authorizes the Department of Fish and Game (DFG) to impose, administratively, civil penalties for violations of the Fish and Game Code and regulations adopted pursuant to it, including: authority to impose administrative civil penalties up to $20,000 for any violation. This bill takes hearing of fish and game cases out the court’s hands and places it in the hands of DFG administration.
AB 2182 (Torres) Hearing June 26: Contact members of the Senate Public Safety Committee and your senator. This bill requires a peace officer to arrest any person for carrying a concealed handgun in an airport without a license to carry concealed. This is contrary to virtually all other misdemeanor offenses which allow law enforcement discretion to cite and release. There is no reason to remove officer discretion for this violation.
AB 2333 (Solorio) Hearing June 26: Contact members of the Senate Public Safety Committee and your senator. AB 2333 imposes storage requirements for BB devices and civil penalties for those who fail to comply. Under the provisions of AB 2333 “…any person who keeps a BB device within any premises that is under the person’s custody or control, who knows or reasonably should know that a minor is likely to gain access to that BB device without the permission of the minor’s parent or legal guardian...” is subject to civil penalties including fines, mandatory training, and community service.
SB 1221 (Lieu) Hearing June 26: Contact members of the Assembly Water, Parks and Wildlife Committee and your assembly member. SB 1221 would ban the use of dogs to pursue bear and bobcat by sport hunters. SB 1221 sets up a double standard. Government hunters would be allowed to use dogs to hunt bears and bobcats, while sportsmen would be prohibited from using their dogs to hunt bears or bobcats! The authority to manage wildlife in California is delegated to the California Fish and Game Commission by the legislature. This bill attempts to bypass the authority of the Fish and Game Commission and move forward without following the mandatory environmental review (CEQA) and public hearings through the Commission.
SB 1315 (de Leon) Hearing June 26: Contact members of the Assembly Public Safety Committee and your assembly member. This bill would permit Los Angeles County and cities within Los Angeles County to preempt state law and establish local regulations on BB devices and pellet guns that are more restrictive than state regulations. SB 1315 creates a checkerboard of conflicting regulations that would be confusing for the public crossing through jurisdictions going to and from their home to a shooting facility or event. Local ordinances in conflict with state firearms law only serve to set the public up to inadvertently commit a crime.
SB 1366 (DeSaulnier) Hearing June 27: Contact members of the Assembly Appropriations Committee and your assembly member. SB 1366 would require you to report a lost or stolen firearm within 48 hours of when you knew or should have known the firearm was missing. The language of SB 1366 is very subjective. The reporting time frame of “…within 48 hours of the time you know or reasonably should have known…” leaves the door wide open for zealous law enforcement efforts and no way for law-abiding victims easily prove that they were unable to comply because of extenuating circumstances. Failure to timely report carries criminal penalties. If you lose a firearm or have a firearm stolen, SB 1366 sets you up to become a lawbreaker if you fail to notify within 48 hours.
SJR 10 (de Leon) Hearing June 26: Contact members of the Assembly Public Safety Committee and your assembly member. This measure would urge the President and the Congress of the United States to pursue a comprehensive approach to stem the trafficking of illicit United States firearms and ammunition into Mexico. This measure is flawed because it creates the perception that legally acquired firearms owned by U.S. citizens are making their way into the hands of criminals in Mexico. It been proven that the major source of illegal firearms flowing into Mexico are not firearms purchased from U.S. licensed firearms dealers. Most of the firearms used by the drug cartels in Mexico are military grade firearms acquired from countries other than the United States.
Please contact your legislators and members of the appropriate committees listed above and ask them to oppose these bills. CLICK FOR CONTACT INFO:
Assembly Public Safety Committee members
Assembly Water, Parks and Wildlife Committee members
Assembly Appropriations Committee members
Senate Public Safety Committee members
Senate Natural Resources and Water members
IMPORTANT NOTE: You may find that some senators and assembly members try to reject your contacts if you are not from their district. Please don’t be deterred by their attempts to silence you! Let them know that you have the right to contact them and that you will continue to contact them when there is a Second Amendment issue pending before the legislature. IT IS A DEMOCRATIC PROCESS AND YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO BE HEARD – DON’T BE SILENCED!
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