California: Fight the Firearms Component Ban

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Firearms Policy Coalition
Firearms Policy Coalition

Sacramento, CA -( One of the craziest—and one of the scariest—bills is moving forward as of last Friday.

Assembly member and former police officer Mike Gipson (D-Carson) is pushing AB 1673, his bill that would define things that ARE NOT firearms AS firearms.

AB 1673 re-defines “firearm” to include “…a frame or receiver blank, casting, or machined body, that is designed and clearly identifiable as a component of a functional weapon”

A frame can include a block of aluminum or a sheet of metal.

And it would have to be purchased by going through the “proper channels.” Failure to do so could result in jail time.


Yes, Assembly member Gipson literally wants to incarcerate you for buying and selling pieces of aluminum or sheet metal that aren’t cataloged by the Department of Justice.

Think of the new crimes that you and your loved ones can face prison time for:
Possession of a “blank” in a “gun free zone”

  • Brandishing a “receiver blank”
  • Unloaded open carry of a “casting”
  • Failure to wait 10 days to “cool off” after acquiring a “machined body”

Stop This Insane Bill

Sounds crazy, doesn’t it?

Welcome to the California State Legislature. The Kafkaesque world where the crazy is sane.

But we’ve defeated this kind of knee-jerk insanity before. And we can defeat it again — if you stand with us and FIGHT BACK.

Please sign our petition to oppose AB 1673 and ask your friends and family to do the same.

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.

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How long before ‘screws’ are taxed and registered since they can be used in a gun? What a bunch of azzholes?

Gene Ralno

Driven by the likes of Newsom, California has become totally deranged with this issue. It’s gone so far that California firearms owners are stiffening their resolve to say no. They’re on the brink of just ignoring the tin-pot pip-squeaks playing at bossing the party. They’ll just move their firearms out of state and ignore everything from the bosses that don’t make sense. The results already are being seen. Yesterday, one deranged nut killed an acquaintance and then himself. Not only did this crazy act shut down UCLA, it shut down much of Los Angeles to the tune of millions of… Read more »


My employer had an Active Shooter safety training. I didn’t go, but saw an excerpt at another safety meeting. Employees are suppose to use chairs, fire extinguishers, or other objects to defend themselves.

Imagine that! Using a chair to go against someone armed with a firearm.

I received a letter from my CA. Assemblywoman the other day. She is in favor of the new Ammo bill requiring licensing and more fees and regulations to purchase ammo because, get this, “the law hasn’t been updated in awhile.”


I guess the good thing is this law will speed up the process of developing 3D printers, and increase the enrolment in classes for machining, metallurgy, and engineering. Oh boy… what a mess.


No wonder people are leaving Californistan in droves. The only problem, they are bring their liberal insanity with them to other States.


I hear you brother. I live in Oregon, and you can always tell the California transplants, they are the ones tailgating for no reason, and signal 3 feet before the turn.


I read about California transplants driving around Arizona with Bernie Sanders bumper stickers. This makes as much sense as illegal aliens protesting with the flag of the country they fled.

I’m looking forward to the day I leave California.