Urge Gov. Jerry Brown to Veto SB 347

California Governor Jerry Brown
California Governor Jerry Brown
National Shooting Sports Foundation
National Shooting Sports Foundation

Newtown, CT -(AmmoLand.com)- SB 347 (Jackson) is on the Gov. Jerry Brown's desk. He has from now until Oct. 11 to act, but could act at any time. NSSF has written a letter in opposition to this bill.

Current law generally prohibits a person who has been convicted of certain specified misdemeanors from possessing a firearm within 10 years of the conviction. SB 347, if signed, would add to this list of misdemeanors convictions on or after Jan. 1, 2016, for misdemeanor offenses including the inadvertent carrying of ammunition onto school grounds.

Talking Points:

  • FFL's could be charged with a crime that would result in the loss of their license if they inadvertently take in trade a used firearm that later is determined to be stolen
  • Current law is limited to misdemeanors that are of a violent nature against another person
  • Adds misdemeanors that do not constitute violence against others (e.g., inadvertently carrying ammunition while picking up a child at school would result in the loss of a firearms dealer's license or firearms possession by individuals for 10 years)
  • Loss of lawful firearms rights for 10 years would thus result in the loss of hunting with firearms for 10 years

Please contact the Governor NOW and ask for his veto on SB 347. The sooner you reach out, the better:

  • TO CONTACT Gov. Brown:
    • Phone: 916-445-2841; FAX: 916-558-3160.
  • Emal: http://gov.ca.gov/m_contact.php.
  • Mail: Gov. Brown
    • c/o State Capitol, Suite 1173
    • Sacramento, CA 95814

Remember, the Governor can act at any time! WE WOULD APPRECIATE IT IF YOU WOULD TAKE ACTION NOW to encourage him to VETO SB 347.

When writing a letter, please send a copy to us ([email protected] or FAX: 916-443-7353).

About NSSF:

The 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 12,000 manufacturers, distributors, firearms retailers, shooting ranges, sportsmen’s organizations and publishers.

For more information, visit nssf.org.

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