California – -(AmmoLand.com)- Two steps forward and one step back Friday, September 28th, 2018, as decisions are announced from Governor Brown’s office. It seems that the Second Amendment community can’t catch a break without paying a price in return.
The two anti-2A bills were vetoed by Governor Jerry Brown Friday, September 28, SB 221 and SB 1177. SB 221(Weiner), aimed to put an end to the gun show in Daly City, eliminating the only gun show in the San Francisco area and was part of a wider movement to shut down gun shows throughout the state.
In Brown’s veto letter, he cites the local board of directors and community as the authority to make decisions on such matters.
This is welcomed news to California Rifle & Pistol Association, as SB 221 would have set a precedent for gun shows throughout the state. We have already been fighting for the existence of gun shows at the Del Mar Fairgrounds, Orange County Fairgrounds and Ventura Fairgrounds; SB 221 would have just aided the opposition in their malicious efforts.
SB 1177 (Portantino, D), was a repeat of a similar bill from the last legislative session. Despite having been vetoed by Governor Brown twice before, Senator Portantino attempted to resurrect the one long-gun a month bill restricting long gun sales for Californians. For SB 1177, Brown’s veto letter refers to last session’s similar bill which he had vetoed before and that his views had not changed. CRPA staff has predicted this outcome since the bill’s introduction; Portantino just can’t seem to get the idea of restricting Second Amendment rights out of his head.
Senator Portantino can claim one win today with the passing of SB 1100. Despite the voracious efforts of CRPA staff, members and allies, long guns may not be sold to California adults under the age of 21. This fight, however, will not end with this signing. CRPA will be at the helm, fighting for the rights of California adults’ right to purchase long-guns.
About California Rifle & Pistol Association:
The California Rifle and Pistol Association “CRPA,” founded in 1875, is dedicated to defending the rights of law-abiding citizens to responsibly use firearms for self-defense and the defense of their loved ones, for sport, and for all other legal activities. CRPA is the official state association of the National Rifle Association. A California non-profit association, CRPA is independently directed by its own Board of Directors. CRPA's members include law enforcement officers, prosecutors, professionals, firearm experts, the general public, and loving parents. CRPA has always worked to reduce the criminal misuse of firearms and firearms accidents, while actively promoting and organizing the competitive shooting sports and Olympic training programs in California. We are proud to say that many CRPA competitors are among the best in the world. Visit: www.crpa.org