Stop Two Bills That Would Impact CA Sportsmen
AB 241 (Nava) – Restrictions on Dog Breeders
AB 241 (Nava) would ban large-scale dog breeding operations (50 dogs or greater), including those which sell dogs used for hunting and field trialing purposes. COHA opposes this legislation because it establishes an arbitrary, maximum number of dogs which may be offered for sale that does not necessarily relate to the health and safety conditions under which the dogs are kept. In addition, current law already provides many of the legal tools necessary to ensure the proper care and treatment of dogs, making much of AB 241 unnecessary.
Similar to the recently defeated SB 250 (Florez), AB 241 would also allow local governments to adopt dog breeding regulations more restrictive than what is provided in the bill, creating additional problems for hunting dog breeders in certain counties.
AB 962 (De Leon) – Ban on Internet/Mail Order Sale of Ammunition
AB 962 (De Leon) would, among other things, effectively ban mail order and internet sales of handgun ammunition, and require purchasers of handgun ammunition to provide detailed personal information – including their thumbprint, name, address, driver's license number, and amount of ammunition purchased.
AB 962 would create a serious disincentive for the law abiding public to purchase handgun ammunition and therefore participate in hunting and other legal shooting activities. By essentially banning mail order and internet sales of handgun ammunition (given that all transactions must be completed “face-to-face”), AB 962 forces sportsmen and women to rely entirely on local ammunition dealers who may charge higher prices or may not have available all handgun ammunition calibers and types. In addition, the measure unnecessarily requires individuals to submit personal information simply to buy commonly used sporting ammunition, even though current law already mandates an extensive background check with each firearm purchase.
The Governor could act on either of these two bills at anytime. Please help COHA and our members and partners stop these unnecessary bills by contacting the Governor to voice your opposition TODAY!
The Governor's contact information is below:Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger
State of California
State Capitol, First Floor
Sacramento, CA 95814 ph. 916-445-2841 fax 916-558-3160
Click here to email the Governor
The California Outdoor Heritage Alliance is a 501(c) 4 non-profit political advocacy organization dedicated solely to the promotion of wildlife and the protection of our hunting heritage. COHA professional staff is active at the California State Legislature, Congress, State Fish and Game Commission, State and Federal resource agencies and all other political arenas where decisions are made which may impact wildlife management, habitat conservation, wildlife program funding, hunting access and opportunity, and your ability to purchase and possess sporting arms and munitions. COHA currently represents the political interests of nearly every major wildlife conservation organization active in California – including California Waterfowl, National Wild Turkey Federation, Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, California Deer Association, California Houndsmen for Conservation, Mule Deer Foundation, California Bowmen Hunters, Foundation for North American Wild Sheep, numerous hunting clubs and other outdoor interests. COHA was created in early 2006 by the California Waterfowl Association.
For more information on COHA’s membership and efforts visit www.outdoorheritage.org.