Roseville, CA -(AmmoLand.com)- It just doesn’t stop. The California State Legislature is intent on creating a death of a thousand cuts for gun owners.
Senate Bill 1037 is just one of the latest bills to seek to regulate and criminalize gun owners in California.
The bill, authored by Senator Ben Allen (D-Redondo Beach) will make non-violent firearms related crimes “continuing offenses.” These offenses involve unlawful self-importation or transfers of firearms. These crimes need not have any criminal intent, nor is there a victim involved. These victimless crimes are the act of import or transfer, not possession.
SB 1037 would make this prosecutable for life- the same as capital murder- all for forgetting to fill out a form and mail it to the California Department of Justice with $19.00.
FORGETTING TO FILL OUT A FIREARMS IMPORTATION FORM IS NOT THE SAME AS CAPITAL MURDER!
Yes, Senator Allen believes that not filling out your paperwork properly or forgetting to pay a $19 fee should have the same statue of limitations as capital murder.
We seriously can not make this stuff up.
If SB 1037 were to become law, the act of not filling out the form correctly or failing to send in $19 would be prosecutable for the remainder of the person’s natural life.
FIGHT SB 1037 NOW!
SB 1037 is simply outrageous and should be rejected. Gun owners are subject to a dizzying array of law at every level of government and SB 1037 sets a history-making precedent that gun owners should be haunted for life for an act that involved perhaps nothing more than ignorance or forgetfulness.
Please sign our petition to oppose SB 1037 and forward this email to your friends and family so they can help stop it as well.
About the Firearms Policy Coalition:
Firearms Policy Coalition is a grassroots 501(c)4 nonprofit public benefit organization. FPC’s mission is to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States, especially the fundamental, individual Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms.
For more information, visit: www.firearmspolicy.org.