Anti-Gun Bills Head to California Governor’s Desk

Anti-Gun Bills Head to California Governor’s Desk

California Outdoor Heritage Alliance
California Outdoor Heritage Alliance

SACRAMENTO, CA –-( Help COHA defeat the following bills that threaten your firearms freedoms:

1) AB 809 (Feuer), legislation which would require a permanent registry of long guns – including all shotguns and rifles. Under AB 809, those who purchase, or even transfer a shotgun or rifle to a family member, will be required to permanently register that firearm by submitting their name, address, place of birth, phone number, occupation and sex to the CA Department of Justice.

“AB 809 will not help law enforcement agencies solve crime, but rather unnecessarily invade the privacy of law-abiding hunting and other sport-shooting enthusiasts,” stated Jason Rhine, Director of Advocacy for COHA.

2) SB 427 (De Leon) would redefine “handgun ammunition” to include many commonly used rifle rounds and allow for full implementation of AB 962 – an ammunition registration law passed in 2009, portions of which were recently ruled unconstitutional by the courts.

Under the provisions of AB 962, mail order and internet sales of handgun and some rifle ammunition would essentially be banned given that all transactions would have to be completed “face-to-face”. Additionally, sportsmen and women would be forced to submit personal information when buying commonly-used sporting ammunition, even though they had already undergone an extensive background check with the purchase or transfer of a firearm.

COHA has been actively working with our founding member, California Waterfowl, as well as the U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance, National Rifle Association and California Rifle and Pistol Association, to defeat these anti-gun bills.

“Sportsmen and gun owners need to make their voices heard before its too late by contacting the Governor and asking him to protect their rights,” said Rob Sexton U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance Vice President of Government Affairs.

Please contact Governor Brown’s office immediately and ask that he veto AB 809 and SB 427. For the Governor’s contact information, click here.

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