Help Stop SB 249 – California’s Ban on Possession of Magazine Release Parts

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Help Stop SB 249 – California’s Ban on Possession of Magazine Release Parts

Sacramento, CA –-( now to voice your strong OPPOSITION to SB 249!

Call, write, and/or email your assembly member and Senator Yee’s office. Contact information is available below.

SB 249 – Ban on Possession of Magazine Release Parts

Bill Author: Senator Leland Yee, D-San Francisco [email protected]

SB 249, introduced by Senator Yee, began its travel through the legislative process this year as an agricultural bill. On May 22, after the time for introduction of new bills had passed, SB 249 was fully gutted and amended into a bill that now proposes to restrict magazine release components in semi-auto firearms. The bill suddenly changed into its new form following a CBS news story focusing on some semi-automatic firearms.

CRPA’s concerns regarding SB 249 include the fact that it would make it illegal to possess parts for magazine releases on most semi-auto firearms with detachable magazines. There are hundreds of thousands of firearms that may be impacted by SB 249. These firearms are legally owned by residents. SB 249 could potentially make criminals out of law-abiding citizens.

The bill has been referred from the Assembly Rules Committee to the Assembly Public Safety Committee and will most likely be heard on July 3. CRPA and NRA are working to stop this bill; please use your collective power as a CRPA member to voice your opposition to SB 249 and help to defeat it immediately.


Send your comments on this legislation to your assembly member and Senator Yee’s office. And remember that it is just as important to send a letter or e-mail thanking officials when they support gun owners and sportsmen.

Please keep in mind the following when you write:

· State your name and address (phone number optional)
· State that you are a member of CRPA
· Be professional and courteous
· Be concise
· State what the issue is
· State your concerns or your thanks
· State what action you are requesting

Please voice your opposition to Senator Yee. Click here to contact Senator Leland Yee or you can e-mail him here [email protected]

Please also voice your opinion to your assembly member. Find the specific address for your legislator here or address your letter to your legislator and mail it to the State Capitol, Sacramento, 94248-0001.

About California Rifle and Pistol Association

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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Jim Primrose

Dr. Yee: I understand your zeal in what you believe to be an attempt to lower violent crime… but this, truly, is the wrong way to do it. I am speaking my own mind and rendering my personal opinion as a Police Department Armorer. You are targeting honest, hard-working, California citizens who DON'T commit crimes with a bill that amounts to totalitarian seizure of private property. There is no remuneration to currently-legal owners; there is no grandfathering of legal ownership for those of us who currently, legitimately have these rifles for legal, recreational purposes. And your attempt to solve a… Read more »

Oscar Sanchez

Senator Yee, my name is Oscar G Sanchez and I live in Bloomington, CA. Iown a small trucking company wich by the way generates a lot of taxes every year and also employes a few drivers and independent contractors. I came to the USA from a country that bans weapons altogether to its citizens and that has done nothing to curve crime at all, this vountry was Mexico and I don't need to tell you what's going on down there; I firmly OPPOSE SB 249 and also if this law passes i' ll be moving my company out of California.… Read more »


Web Site misreports Yee's email. His office told me the proper email is

[email protected].

The other email on the website rejects if you write to him there.

I wrote to him.



This is basically a semi-auto handgun ban. They all have releasable magazines. D.C. and Chicago had their handgun bans overturned by the supreme court. Why does California somehow think they are above the constitution? Maybe we should just give California to Mexico. They don't want to be part of the United States anymore.


While most gun owners are law abiding, I am deeply concerned with these assault weapons getting into the wrong hands, resulting in mass casualties of civilians or law enforcement officers,” Yee wrote in a statement.



@ John – I'm inclined to agree with you. I was hoping to leave a message (or, messages) at Yee's office, but got nothing more than a busy signal. My attempts were meek, granted, since I was working when I made them.

Thanks to Buck for the info, also! Have a great weekend, folks!


petitions do nothing. No one takes then with a grain of salt. Way to easy to be faked.

Call your local rep. email your local rep.


Here's all of Yee's office addresses and phone numbers:

Capitol Office

State Capitol, Room 4074

Sacramento, CA 95814

Phone: (916) 651-4008

San Francisco Office

455 Golden Gate Avenue,

Suite 14200

San Francisco, CA 94102

Phone: (415) 557-7857

San Mateo Office

400 South El Camino Real,

Suite 630

San Mateo, CA 94402

Phone: (650) 340-8840


Could somebody post a link to information spelling out exactly what type of guns are being targeted. I don't have any magazine type guns so am not familiar with the jargon so it would be helpful if the info was clear to us who are not as familiar as others. Thanks


Please disregard my previous post. I have since simmered down and found the petition. Emails have gone out. Next up, I'll put Yee's office phone number in my cell's speed dialer! Just as soon as I get his number, that is.


I can't even see straight right now I'm so livid! Please tell me how to access this petition. Is there a URL I can share with others? Thank you!

J Jensen – sign the petition, send an email, contact your friends and urge the same.