California: Senate Committee to Vote on Legislation to Ban Private Sale of Handguns


Charlotte, NC –-(  Assembly Bill 169 is scheduled to be heard in the state Senate Public Safety Committee on Tuesday, June 11.  Assembly Bill 169 (Dickinson) would prohibit the transfer of millions of lawfully owned handguns and jeopardize the continued ownership of constitutionally protected firearms.

Current California law allows handguns that are not on the state Department of Justice (DOJ) approved handgun roster to be sold or transferred to another individual through consignment sale or as a private party transfer, provided that the sale is completed through a licensed firearms retailer.

AB 169 would BAN the sale of ALL handguns (NEW and USED) that are NOT on the DOJ approved roster of “safe” handguns.

There are MILLIONS of handguns that were manufactured and/or purchased prior to the State’s enactment of the DOJ approved handgun roster law.   Most of the handguns lawfully possessed in California today, are not currently on the California Department of Justice (DOJ) approved handgun roster of new handguns that licensed dealers are allowed to sell to the public nor will those handguns ever be allowed to be added to the “approved” roster.  If enacted, AB 169 would leave gun owners who lawfully purchased a handgun with no legal means to sell or transfer their handgun.

Please call, e-mail AND fax members of the state Senate Public Safety Committee and urge them to VOTE NO on AB 169.  Their contact information is provided below.

Please forward this alert to family, friends and sportsmen throughout California because only a united effort will stop this egregious and misguided legislation.


Senator Loni Hancock (D-9), Chairman
Office:  (916) 651-4009
Fax: (916) 327-1997
E-mail: [email protected]
Senator Joel Anderson (R-36), Vice Chairman
Office:  (916) 651-4036
Fax: (916) 447-9008
E-mail: [email protected]
Senator Marty Block (D-39)
Office:  (916) 651-4039
Fax: (916) 327-2188
E-mail: [email protected]
Senator Kevin de León (D-22)
Office:  (916) 651-4022
Fax: (916) 327-8817
E-mail: [email protected]
Senator Carol Liu (D-25)
Office:  (916) 651-4025
Fax: (916) 445-3712
E-mail: [email protected]
Senator Darrel Steinberg (D-6)
Office:  (916) 651-4006
Fax: (916) 323-2263
E-mail: [email protected]

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One by one, states are falling for liberal “sensitivity” crap. They used to say, “As California goes, so goes the nation.” OMG, I hope not!


Remember folks,what they do in Mexifornia,they do in newyork then they copy the trend of tyranny nationwide.What I believe is needed is that the manufacturers refuse to supply the enforcers.God bless Ronny Barret.Semper fi!

Gayr Jackson

All we can do is pray for the San Andreas falt to crack off! GOOD BYE, CALIFORNIA:)


I think that if this bill passes, ALL gun manufacturers and gun accessory manufactures should stop doing business with the state. Including all the state government agencies. Until the state pulls its head out of its but. No lead ammo in the state means no ammo period. ATF considers any ammo that does not contain a certain percentage of lead to be armor piercing. Which is banned on a federal level as well as state.

Ryan Burbridge

“Please call, e-mail AND fax members of the state Senate Public Safety Committee and urge them to VOTE NO on AB 169. Their contact information is provided below.” Ha ha ha! When will people realize that the people in office DON’T CARE about what you or I want. How about all the people in the gun community hold ARMED rally’s in front of POLICE stations! It’s about time to show the ENFORCERS that WE THE PEOPLE will not stand by and watch others be caged because of the whims of these politicians. WHY DO WE STILL HAVE GOVERNMENT?? Can we… Read more »


I will lease you a gun for 99 yrs . No laws about that that I know of.