California: Firearm and Hunting Legislation for 2017

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NRA - Institute for Legislative Action
NRA – Institute for Legislative Action

California-( Friday, February 17, marked the deadline for bill introductions in California. A number of firearm- and hunting-related bills have been introduced. Below is a review of what is to come this session.

There are also a number of bills we are actively monitoring that could become problematic as the session progresses and amendments are made. It’s important for gun owners and Second Amendment supporters to stay diligent and engaged.

Bills to SUPPORT:

AB 521, sponsored by Assembly Member Jim Frazier (D), would delete the current fee for a resident elk tag and would instead set the fee at the average price of the fees required for resident elk tags issued by specified western states

AB 757, “shall-issue” bill, sponsored by Assembly Member Melissa Melendez (R), would redefine “good cause” to include self-defense, defending the life of another, or preventing crime in which human life is threatened, and would provide procedural guidelines to the issuing authority on determining the presence or absence of “good cause.”

AB 986, sponsored by James Gallagher (R), would lower hunting fees by 25% for a person who is a veteran of the Armed Forces of the United States, was honorably discharged, and is a resident of California.

SB 710, sponsored by Senator Joel Anderson (R), would authorize the lawful possession and use of firearm sound suppressors while hunting.

Bills to OPPOSE:

AB 424, sponsored by NRA-PVF “F” rated Assembly Member Kevin McCarty (D), would delete the authority of a school district superintendent, his or her designee, or equivalent school authority to provide written permission for a person to possess a firearm within a school zone.

AB 1525, sponsored by NRA-PVF “F” rated Assembly Member Catherine Baker (R), would require more information warning the purchasers of the risks of firearms and the laws regulating firearms to be included in the warnings on the packaging of firearms and descriptive materials that accompany firearms, on the premises of a licensed dealer, and in the instructional manual developed by the California Department of Justice (DOJ).

SB 464, sponsored by NRA-PVF “F” rated Senator Jerry Hill (D), would add stricter and burdensome storage and security requirements of all firearms of a licensed firearm dealers on top of the already strict standards.

SB 497, sponsored by NRA-PVF “D” rated Senator Anthony Portantino (D), would expand the existing one handgun a month law to include ALL guns, including those acquired through a private party transfer. Governor Brown vetoed similar legislation in 2016.

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Jim S

If all of the firearms owners in Kalifornistan could put aside their differences we could change the legislators in most districts (other than LA and SF). If Vets, LEO’s and firearm owners all voted and got one other person to vote with them, we could get rid of these extremists and end the socialist experiment in Kali.


If we look at the 2017 presidential voting results per county, it’s surrounded by red and you would think we would have a chance. It might not be this year but the next three years .ca has a chance to get the majority back to red.
Unfortunately los angeles and San Francisco will never change anytime soon.

John Dunlap

You’re forgetting the estimated five million illegal votes from California, mostly cast by illegal aliens, which is the single reason that Hillary Clinton “won” the popular vote. The leftists succeeded here in what they were trying to do to the entire country; establish banana republic one party rule. Californians won’t be able to take back our state peacefully, unless we can get the rest of the country to apply a lot of legal and economic pressure from the outside.