URGENT ~ California: Bill to Exempt Gun Owners from 10 Day Waiting Period

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Firearms Policy Coalition

Roseville, CA -(AmmoLand.com)- In an effort to promote the ruling of the United States District Court, Eastern District of California, Assemblywoman Shannon Grove (R-Bakersfield) has introduced AB 2229… and it will be heard tomorrow!

Therefore, we need you to sign the petition today!

AB 2229 allows a person who is not otherwise prohibited from purchasing a firearm and is either authorized to carry a concealed firearm, possesses a valid Certificate of Eligibility, or owns a registered firearm to immediately pick up a purchased firearm without having to wait 10 days.


AB 2229 stems from a decision made by the U.S. District Court in Silvester v. Harris, a case litigated by The Calguns Foundation.

It found the 10-day waiting period violates the Second Amendment of those who successfully pass the standard background check prior to 10 days and who are in lawful possession of an additional firearm, possess a Certificate of Eligibility, or have a CCW.

Even though the Court has ruled the 10 day waiting period violates the Second Amendment, the State of California is still fighting the ruling tooth and nail.


AB 2229, if passed into law, will enforce the Court's interpretation of the 10 day waiting period; saving taxpayer money by preventing the State from engaging in costly litigation and expanding the Second Amendment rights that have been stripped away from California gun owners.

So many bad gun bills have been introduced this year, AB 2229 finally gives us the opportunity to support a good one.

Please help us pass AB 2229 by signing the petition and please consider making a donation in order to ensure we have the resources to fight to pass this bill into law.

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.

  • 7 thoughts on “URGENT ~ California: Bill to Exempt Gun Owners from 10 Day Waiting Period

    1. time to elect new officials they took our right to open carry if we feel we need to at times.
      CCW is just short of impossible to obtain.
      ya know what..if i feel the need to carry a concealed weapon at rare times im going to.
      im an ex cop .i put my guns away in 1980 and didnt pick one up untill 2011 when i moved to San Bernardino Ca,
      what an F`d up place this is.i really feel the need to protect myself out here. im smart enough to stay away from trouble and my head is on a constant swivel here…yeh im going to protect myself weather Ca. likes it or not.

      1. Sadly, it was Governor Ronald Reagan that signed the law prohibiting open carry. Reagan was a Democrat that turned to a Conservative Republican. Kind of like Trump.

    2. Is this the way our government is supposed to work?

      The Founding Fathers would be rolling over in their graves if they could see what a shambles we have made of the legislative process they devised for us.

      Legislators are supposed to be far above the childish antics of turning of someone’s microphone because they disagree with their viewpoint. Notice I said “supposed to be”. Obviously, Californians have elected some legislators who are far from that level of maturity and responsibility.

      God help us overcome this level of incompetence in our governmental agencies.

    3. I wish the NRA and or CRPA would study the feasibility of a pro-gun initiative. If a pro-gun initiative is feasible, then they should proceed because it seems like the only way. It’s to late for this election, but maybe for the next election.

    4. Only once, in the last 20 years, has California enacted a law for the people. That was the recent “death with dignity” law, and that took years of lobbying and someone having to move to Oregon to die with dignity. So I knew this law would never make it. The Californian Assembly is only interested in penalizing the citizens, or lining their pockets.

    5. This article is a couple of days late. THE CALIFORNIA ASSEMBLY CENSORED the bill, shut it and its author Grove down completely without any consideration or discussion.

      From the FPC:
      “The Committee killed two commonsense bills sponsored by FPC.

      AB 2229, authored by Assemblymember Shannon Grove, would have waived the 10 day wait period if the gun purchaser passed their background check and was either authorized to carry a concealed firearm, possessed a valid Certificate of Eligibility, or owned a registered firearm to pick up a purchased firearm.

      The Chair went as far as to silence the voice of Assemblymember Grove when she tried to explain the merits of the bill. They literally turned off her microphone to shut her and the 2nd Amendment down!

      AB 2508 by Assemblymember Devon Mathis would have allowed handguns to be reinstated to California’s diminishing Handgun Roster if it did not fail a safety test, allowing the handgun manufacturer to make necessary improvements based on customer feedback and supply chain changes.

      Although they were faced with a thinning roster that has had no new handguns added to it, the Public Safety Committee would not allow this reasonable measure through because the guns would not incorporate microstamping. As you know microstamping is a technology that doesn’t exist.”

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