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Long Gun Registration – Last Chance to Kill a Bad Bill Before its the Law

California Outdoor Heritage Alliance

California Outdoor Heritage Alliance

California --(Ammoland.com)- Legislation is pending on the California Senate Floor that would expand the current handgun registration law to long guns by requiring the CA Attorney General to permanently maintain a registry of ALL firearms purchasers.

Under the provisions of AB 1810 (Feuer), those who purchase or transfer a shotgun or rifle will be required to register that firearm by submitting their name, address, place of birth, phone number and occupation to the California Department of Justice. [a defacto registration of gun owners]

AB 1810 could come up for a vote on the Senate Floor at any time. Please help COHA stop AB 1810 by immediately submitting a letter of opposition to your Legislator and the full Senate.

AB 1810 (Feuer) – Long Gun Registration – OPPOSE
Please watch the above important video from Rob Olson, President of Delta Waterfowl and COHA Board Member regarding the possible impacts of AB 1810. Video Link

AB 1810 (Feuer/D-Los Angeles) proposes to expand the current handgun registration law to long guns by requiring the Attorney General to permanently maintain a registry of all firearms purchasers. Under the provisions of AB 1810 (Feuer), those who purchase or transfer a shotgun or rifle will be required to register that firearm by submitting their name, address, place of birth, phone number and occupation to the California Department of Justice.

Unfortunately, AB 1810 raced through the Assembly earlier this summer and is moving equally quick on the Senate side. The measure passed out of Senate Appropriations Committee in early August and is now headed to the Senate Floor, where it will come up for a vote in mid August.

COHA believes that AB 1810 is an extreme invasion of personal privacy masked as an important crime fighting tool. At this point, it is unclear whether or not California’s existing handgun registration law is helping to fight crime in any meaningful way. [But it is safe to assume that it will be no different in California than any where else in the world were it has not made a difference in crime]

Therefore, it is unnecessary to greatly expand the handgun registration law to include all firearms – particularly given that traditional sporting arms make up less than 10% of all firearms related homicides in California each year.

The California Outdoor Heritage Alliance (COHA) will continue to fight this intrusive and unnecessary measure on the Senate Floor. If you would like to assist COHA in defeating this bill in the Senate, please contact your Senate representative.

To find your Senator’s contact information click here

State Senate Sample Letter

insert date

The Honorable YOUR STATE SENATOR

RE: AB 1810 (Feuer) – Oppose

Dear YOUR STATE SENATOR:

I am writing to oppose AB 1810 (Feuer), which would require the registration of all newly purchased firearms, including shotguns and rifles commonly used for hunting purposes.

More specifically, AB 1810 would require the Attorney General of California to permanently keep and maintain a firearms registry that includes extensive personal information of all firearms purchasers. Under AB 1810, those who purchase a firearm will be required to register that firearm by submitting their name, address, place of birth, phone number, occupation, and sex to the California Department of Justice.

AB 1810 is little more than an extreme invasion of personal privacy masked as an important crime fighting tool. At this point, it is unclear whether or not California’s existing handgun registration law is helping to fight crime in any meaningful way. Therefore, it is unnecessary to greatly expand the handgun registration law to include all firearms, particularly given that traditional sporting arms make up less than 10% of all firearms related homicides in California each year.

AB 1810 would not help law enforcement agencies solve crime, but rather unnecessarily invade the privacy of otherwise law abiding hunting and sport shooting enthusiasts. Because the bill’s negative ramifications far outweigh its potential positive benefits, I urge you to oppose AB 1810.

Sincerely,

YOUR NAME

About:
The California Outdoor Heritage Alliance (COHA) is a partnership of conservation organizations, outdoor industry, other related interests and individuals who support science-based wildlife management and the preservation of our hunting rights in California. COHA is a 501(c)4 Political Advocacy organization dedicated solely to influencing legislative, regulatory and administrative policy decisions which promote wildlife conservation and our outdoor heritage. For more information about COHA, visit www.outdoorheritage.org.

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