FPC Asks Governor to Veto AB 1525, Dubbing it “The Brady/Baker Act”

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Firearms Policy CoalitionSACRAMENTO, Calif. -(Ammoland.com)- Assembly Bill 1525, a measure that imposes mandates on firearm manufacturers, retailers, consumers and regulators, but does not provide any benefit or value to any of them or the public is on it’s way to the desk of Governor Jerry Brown.

“This bill is probably best described in the immortal words of both the Five Man Electrical Band and later Tesla: ‘Signs signs everywhere there’s signs blocking out the scenery. Breaking my mind. Do this, don’t do that. Can’t you read the signs,’” exclaimed Craig DeLuz, Spokesman for the Firearms Policy Coalition. “Perhaps the lyrics should be updated for the new millennium, ‘Signs signs, every year new signs…’”

AB 1525 (otherwise known as The Brady/Baker Act) is authored by Asm. Catharine Baker (R – Dublin) and sponsored by the Brady Campaign. It requires new signage in California gun stores; one more expense borne by firearms retailers, with risk of losing their license—and livelihood—for non-compliance.

These are the very same retailers who just recently had to re-sign their shops due to other bills and would be required to do it all over again.

In addition, it places a strange mandate on firearms manufacturers, requiring California only “descriptive materials” on their lawfully distributed and Constitutionally protected products.

It requires they include a warning that sends people to the California Department of Justice (CA DOJ) website, an agency which provides absolutely no technical support to the consumer and simply doesn’t have the expertise to do so.

And finally, AB 1525 requires gun purchasers to sign one more form acknowledging that they have been duly warned via the plethora of new signs and packaging.

DeLuz shared, “This non-stop drumbeat of anti-gun-owner and anti-business regulations has done nothing to improve our state, but it has cost the Legislature and the author any credibility they had left, along with the very validation and compliance they seek. This measure is simply a problem is search of more problems.”

AB 1525 is now on the desk of Governor Jerry Brown, awaiting his signature or veto.

 

About Firearms Policy Coalition (FPC):

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.

More information about FPC can be found on their website.

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Samuel Stephens

ONLY IN KALIFORNIA.

Jo Ann

You wish! It’s creeping over the borders to a state near you!! The NRA, 2AF, et al should pour $$ into CA to elect a Conservative gov n legislature, because this crap will spread to the rest of America. I guarantee other Dems are watching n thinking, “Hey, we can do that!”‘

John Dunlap

You’d better believe it is! We’ve been looking to relocate. While browsing the Boise and Coeur d’Alene city websites, I had to double check that I hadn’t been redirected to Seattle! Agenda 21/2030, fully embedded and operational. Supported by the same interconnected leftist, deep pocketed astroturf groups that have done so much damage on the Left coast and in the Northeast. States don’t matter so much anymore (leftist activist judges did that). This fight will be won or lost at the county/city and Federal levels.

Wild Bill

Dunlap, It gets mighty cold up there, in Idaho. Pretty cheap living in Texas. Snow, in my neck of the woods, lasts hours, not months. No state income tax. People that think like you. Little Mayberry like towns all over the place.

Vanns40

Hurricanes, floods, tornadoes, but other than that and the fact that it’s hotter than the hinges of hell in the summer it’s just a little slice of heaven! 🙂

John Dunlap

@Vanns & Bill, I’m not too worried about cold. The Colorado Desert is just outside my back yard. One winter evening, we walked to the market. We were wearing regular street clothes (light jacket, jeans, sneakers). Got up the next morning, and couldn’t understand why all the potted plants were dead. Turns out, it had been 10 below with wind chill. We hadn’t noticed it. Heavy snow does concern me, as we have no experience with it, but there are issues anywhere. Floods are a regular thing here, along with the occasional earthquake. The big issue is brush fires. Texas… Read more »

Vanns40

There is a way to stop this legislation and all past and future legislation in CA: All firearms and firearms accessories manufacturers notify the State that they will no longer sell or service any firearms to any law enforcement agency in the State. That’s all it will take. Ronnie Barrett did it, why can’t the rest? Public pressure is all that’s needed. And, just in case someone gets the stats wrong let me clarify them right now, sales of firearms are broken down thusly: 85% going to the private sector, 15% to law enforcement. If the private gun owner boycotted… Read more »

PL Janeski

Businesses and their employees are moving out of California and into business friendly places like Texas, my home, in droves. I pray they do not bring their ideology with them. Is it so hard to figure out that those businesses would still be in California, thriving, if NOT for this kind of insane ideology?
Please pray for my state.

Chiefton

California has seceded from the union through their actions. They will not support the Bill of Rights 1st and 2nd amendments and refuse to follow Federal laws in regards to immigration. That is exactly what the Southern states wanted, and were denied. which led to the civil war. They refuse to let conservatives speak in their state, they write every law they can possibly think of to deny the 2nd amendment rights of citizens and have declared themselves a sanctuary state for illegals. Action needs to be taken to turn this around or set them free.