California Moves Closer to Banning Open Carry & Registering All Long Guns

California Moves Closer to Banning Open Carry & Registering All Long Guns
Keep The Pressure On Stop Ab 1810 & Ab 1934.

California Rifle and Pistol Association
California Rifle and Pistol Association

Sacramento, Ca –-( Keep the pressure the legislature on AB 1810 and AB 1934.

Voice your opposition!

Both of these bills have made their way to the Senate, and the time for you to act is now! Use the CRPA website to CONTACT YOUR SENATOR TODAY and urge defeat of these bills!

AB 1810 SUMMARY: Applies the same regulations relating to the reporting and retention of records for handguns to long guns, as specified. Specifically, this bill conforms reporting and record retention provisions in order that transfers and information reporting and retention requirements for handguns and firearms other than handguns are the same.

AB 1810 requires registration of rifles and shotguns in the same way handguns are now registered in California. Under current law, the information collected at the time of purchase of a rifle or shotgun (serial number, make, and model) is destroyed after the background check is completed. AB 1810 will require that the make, model, and serial number of the firearm, as well as the identifying information of the purchaser, be recorded and kept on file by the California Attorney General’s office. AB 1810 will also impose additional costs on firearms owners to maintain the registration system as well as on the state’s licensed firearms dealers and small businesses who already deal with extensive recordkeeping requirements

Assembly Member Feuer, the author of AB 1810, claims that the registration of rifles and shotguns will help law enforcement track down criminals and persons prohibited from owning firearms. This logic is flawed. Studies have shown that violent criminals steal firearms to commit crimes and of course they do not comply with current law by registering their stolen handguns.

It is already against the law to possess a stolen firearm or to possess any firearm if you are prohibited from possessing a firearm by law. And most criminals file off the serial numbers on guns used in crimes. In truth, the only persons impacted by this unnecessary proposed law are law abiding citizens.

AB 1934 OPEN-CARRY BAN (Unloaded Handguns)
AB 1934 SUMMARY: Makes it a misdemeanor for any person to carry an exposed an unloaded handgun outside a vehicle on his or her person while in any public place or on any public street in an incorporated city. Among other things this bill makes it a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment in the county jail not to exceed six months, by a fine not to exceed $1,000, or by both a fine and imprisonment when any person carries an exposed and unloaded handgun outside a vehicle on his or her person while in any public place or on any public street in an incorporated city, or in any public place or on any public street in a prohibited area of an unincorporated territory.

AB 1934 deletes provisions of current law that allow a firearm to be carried openly in a belt holster. If this bill passes, the open carrying of an unloaded handgun will be illegal with few exceptions. For example, licensed hunters, fishermen, and campers that historically have carried a handgun in a belt holster would be prohibited from carrying a firearm in any prohibited area of an unincorporated area. This would include forest service roads, trails, and campgrounds.

The problem with AB 1934 is that it does not provide a way for the average person to carry a firearm for self-protection or other legitimate purposes. The direction of this bill is contrary to common sense and the approach taken by most other states. For example, Arizona just passed a law allowing for concealed carry without a concealed carry license.

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 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.

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Mark O

"He who would give up his freeddom for a modicum of saftey-DESERVE NEITHER!" Grow a spine AMERICA!! God gives you the right to defend yourself-and NO Government can give or take that away from you.

Mark O


Mark Osterman

So carry them loaded, don't be sheeple. I will do as my president says; "YOU CAN PRY MY FREEDOMS FROM MY COLD DEAD HANDS!" No harness on my back-I will not bow to this or any oppressive Government law. The bill of rights-"It is you right and duty to overthrow an oppressive Government." Perhaps that is what they are pushing for. An 80 million man and woman army is a force to recon with-wouldn't you say?


ab1934??? why would anyone carry an unloaded handgun???

Mark C.

Greaves- Not all Californians vote for these wack jobs. Most of us inland vote and elect congressmen who do not pull this type of power grab. Unfortunately, those who live in the coastal regions vote these wack jobs into office and because they have a greater population we have more wack jobs in state congress than not. It never ceases to amaze me how blind these folks are to the hell they live in day in and day out due to these policies. And what’s worse, they seem to think it's O.K. to push that onto the rest of us… Read more »


This says it all…..Waiting periods are only a step. Registration is only a step. The prohibition of private firearms is the goal. —-Janet Reno If you value your freedom dont vote democrat or incumbant.


Fortunately November isnt that far away.


I don't see any provisions that mention open carry permits. This could be disasterous for the private security industry in this state. But then CA has always been coming up with new and creative ways to drive out private industry.


Adolf Hitler must certainly still be alive. Firearms registration is one of the first things he accomplished when he became chancellor of Germany

Jim Greaves

No doubt the despots Californians keep electing will find a way to tax and/or make "illegal" breathing OUT CO-2 by the law-abiding while turning a blind eye to the illegal MEXICAN and other invaders they ignore. When are you stupid CA voters going to stop electing "wise democraps"?


Lori Saldana "AB 1934". Mike Feuer "AB 1810", both DemocRATS have nothing but contempt for the Citizens of California. Lori Saldana is one ignorant conceited B—-, and Mike Feuer is on ignorant conceited A–hole. Neither one will listen to reason or to anyone with a different thought or opinion. Even some staff members of these two twits have differing opinions on these issues, some even like guns.


No doubt in my mind this will be passed. Be sure to waste your time and send Boxer and Feinstein a note. Criminals carry hidden, so take a hint. Good luck carrying your .300 cal Savage deer rifle concealed.


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This is unacceptable state government over reach on the American people. Americans are suppose to live as free men & women under the U.S. Constitution, and the bill of rights.

These California measures by the legislature of AB 1810, and AB 1934 are the seeds of tyranny.