California Has Two Anti-Gun Bills Heading To The Governor’s Desk That Need Your Action
Gun Owner Alert: AB 962 & SB 585 Tell the Governor to VETO these Bills!
Sacramento, Ca –-(AmmoLand.com)- Gun owners CRPA needs your help to ensure a veto on two anti-gun bills heading to the Governor’s desk.
THIS IS OUR LAST CHANCE.
Speak out now as a CRPA member or gun owner! Send an email to the Governor through the Governor’s home page at www.gov.ca.gov, click on Interact and select Gun Control under the Choose Your Subject tab (after you press submit, you will be able to enter your email message to the Governor). You can also call or send a fax to the Governor’s office (Phone 916.445.2841; Fax 916.558.3160). The Governor now has until October 11 to sign, approve without signing or veto bills passed by the Legislature.
AB 962 -HANDGUN AMMUNITION REGISTRATION
CRPA Urges the Governor to VETO AB 962 for the following reasons:
Through the collection of personal information, AB 962 creates a privacy rights issue and creates a real potential for identity theft. The detailed personal information collected includes: name, residential address, date of birth, phone number, drivers license number, signature and thumb print of ammunition purchasers. There is no requirement for secure handling or eventual disposal of the personal records of purchases by vendors. Customers could be targeted for identity theft and burglaries, including theft of firearms.
AB 962 will potentially limit smallbore rifle youth programs, including 4-H, ROTC, Scouts, and high school and college programs, due to increased costs. Youth shooting sports programs depend on discounted and specialized ammunition obtained through government subsidized programs and out of state discount vendors that supply ammunition in bulk. Big box stores don’t stock specialized .22 target ammunition and typically won’t or can’t order it for youth programs.
AB 962 will negatively impact hunter education training and safe handling programs for juniors.
AB 962 will not provide any funding source for monitoring and regulatory enforcement of this proposed new law. Local law enforcement will be saddled with enforcement of this law. In light of current cutbacks in local law enforcement, it is not reasonable to expect local jurisdictions to expend limited resources on an unnecessary law.
AB 962 is an unnecessary measure. It is already unlawful for persons prohibited from possessing firearms to obtain or possess ammunition.
SB 585 – COW PALACE GUN SHOW BAN
CRPA URGES the Governor to VETO SB 585 for the following reasons:
Supporters of SB 585 have tried to link illegal activity to gun shows at the Cow Palace; however, there is no documented evidence from law enforcement of any criminal activity associated with the Cow Palace gun shows.
Gun shows are safe; promoters are mandated to provide law enforcement to police gun shows.
Under existing laws gun shows are regulated through the Calif. Dept. of Justice (DOJ) and through the Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF).
Guns and ammunition sold at any show are sold by licensed dealers and are subject to the same state and federal laws and waiting periods as those sold at retail establishments or through private transfers.
Gun shows provide a well regulated venue for legitimate hunters, members of the shooting sports and gun collectors.
Hunters, sport shooters and gun collectors should be able to maintain the ability to assemble in a public facility for the purpose of viewing and purchasing firearms, ammunition and sporting accessories.
The California Rifle and Pistol Association “CRPA,” founded in 1875, is dedicated to defending the rights of law-abiding citizens to responsibly use firearms for self-defense and the defense of their loved ones, for sport, and for all other legal activities. CRPA is the official state association of the National Rifle Association. A California non-profit association, CRPA is independently directed by its own Board of Directors. CRPA’s 65,000 members include law enforcement officers, prosecutors, professionals, firearm experts, the general public, and loving parents. CRPA has always worked to reduce the criminal misuse of firearms and firearms accidents, while actively promoting and organizing the competitive shooting sports and Olympic training programs in California. We are proud to say that many CRPA competitors are among the best in the world.