California Senate Committee Passes Traditional Ammo Ban

National Shooting Sports Foundation
National Shooting Sports Foundation

NEWTOWN, Conn –-( The California Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Water on Tuesday passed on a 7-1 vote Assembly Bill 711.

In so doing, California is one step closer to becoming the first state to completely ban the use of traditional lead ammunition for hunting. The bill will now go the Senate floor for a vote. It has already passed in the lower chamber.

NSSF joined some 24 organizations representing millions of sportsmen and traditional conservationists nationally and thousands in California in sending a letter last week to State Sen. Fran Pavley, chairman of the Committee, expressing united opposition to AB 711. NSSF has also purchased air time on radio stations in key districts to help persuade legislators to defeat the bill.

“If enacted, AB 711 will drastically and negatively affect thousands of Californians that participate in hunting and recreational shooting and the firearms and ammunition industries as well as the vital conservation programs they fund,” said Larry Keane, NSSF senior vice president and general counsel.

All California hunters, target shooters, gun owners and retailers should continue to contact their state senator to express strong opposition to this misguided legislation. More information is available here.

About NSSFThe National Shooting Sports Foundation is the trade association for the firearms industry. Its mission is to promote, protect and preserve hunting and the shooting sports. Formed in 1961, NSSF has a membership of more than 6,000 manufacturers, distributors, firearms retailers, shooting ranges, sportsmen's organizations and publishers. For more information, log on to

  • 9 thoughts on “California Senate Committee Passes Traditional Ammo Ban

    1. i lived in cali for over 50 years. it wasn’t the “hippie potheads fruits nuts n flakes” as you so eloquently retorted. that’s the same ignorant bs mindset comments that caused me to quit the nra from being abandoned by them in our plight for struggling against senators freinkenstein and boxcar. and freaking nancy pillousy. cali has a huge population of gun owners, hunters, and enthusiastic firearms marksmen. unfortunately senators aren’t elected by we the people so they’re nearly impossible to get rid of. the dems have always pandered to ethnic voters sympathies by promising those poor naive souls that taking guns from everyone who legally owns any means your children don’t get shot by law abiding people. and that means safety. so that group listens and votes that crap in. brady did alot of harm to our 2nd ammd there. now jerry freaking brown and the majority of municipal police agencies play into this crap. most sheriffs seem pro gun. now go back and ask why the nra abandoned us in favor of helping the north east states fight kennedy shumer and bloomberg ? we had no one the offshoot group california pistol owners assc. don’t even start with that peoples republic of california wisecrack again. if you aint from there then stfu. it was not long ago cali was a very good place to live.

    2. It is time for ALL hunters in the state of California to boycott all hunts. The state receives boatloads of cash through licensing, tags, etc. and this junk-science bullcrap has absolutely nothing to do with hunting and condors. Their agenda is the eventual ban of all guns/ammo. We should do our hunting in other states that would welcome our cash. I really don’t care if I’m paying an out of state fee at this point. California is a lost cause. No funds from tags/licenses taxes on ammunition sales. They’d feel it in a hurry! Sorry to my in-state businesses that would also feel the pain. These lunatics are driving all kinds of industry away and the hunting and shooting sports should follow suit. I’m so done with this communist state! Adios Amigos!

    3. Hmm ban ammo etc but its ok to smoke marijuana like its going out of style!!
      go fracking figure! GD land of the fruits, nuts & flakes!! To bad California wouldnt drop off into the Pacu,ific & take all the liberal free lovin hippies with it!
      That the problem when you get an INFESTATION OF OUT OF STATERS! SETTLING IN AND BREEDING! finaly able to take over from the ORIGINAL PEOPLE WHO LIVED THEIR!
      Were having the same issues here with PPL from Masshole, NY, NJ & Connectiicunt moving up here buying land and breedingb& infesting our state. Already in the southern counties their are ppl not originaly from here getting elected and trying to shove their liberal, crusading, anti gun bullshit on us!.
      People if you dont like guns then move to a state that is against guns! And STAY THE HELL OUT OF PRO GUN STATES trying to pass your screwed up views on the rest of us!”

    4. The only good out come of that is that there will then be more ammo for the rest of us. lol
      Let the fruit nuts and flakes in California continue to bury themselves. They may be just getting what they have asked for.

    5. TO all californias. Come to arizona, to get your ammo, But after you get your ammo, go back home. Don’t stay here and ruin arizona, like you did California.

    6. why, do you really think they care?

      >All California hunters, target shooters, gun owners and retailers should continue to contact their state senator to express strong opposition to this misguided legislation.

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