2A Victory in California ~ Anti-Gun Bills SB918 & AB1227 Go Down In Flames

Moms Demand gave tickets away for “free” to its event and still drew only “around 40” attendees.

California – -(AmmoLand.com)- Thank you to all of you who took the time to contact your legislators about SB 918 and AB 1227. WE DID IT!

Both bills died a spectacular death in the middle of the night, setting up hoots of victory from Gun Owners of California and other 2A folks across the state. With California’s Attorney General Rob Bonta physically on the Floor of the Assembly twisting arms for a vote to make the entire state a CCW prohibited area, SB 918 still failed to secure the votes necessary for passage. THIS IS INCREDIBLE NEWS.

Both bills died a spectacular death in the middle of the night!

In the Senate, AB 1227 (Levine/D), the bill to slap a vindictive tax on the sale of every gun and box of ammo, also went down to a flaming defeat. Check out the vote in the screenshots below.

California SB 918 and AB 1227 Final Votes 2022
California SB 918 and AB 1227 Final Votes 2022
California SB 918 and AB 1227 Final Votes 2022
California SB 918 and AB 1227 Final Votes 2022

Gun Owners of California’s Sam Paredes had been at the Capitol for days lobbying hard against both bills and was there until the gavel went down in the early morning hours, which officially announced the 2021-22 Legislative Session was OVER. Finally.

When common sense prevails at the State Capitol, it’s time to celebrate.

Of course, we are fully aware that the Legislature passed some bad bills this year and legal challenges are in the works. We must focus on the big Supreme Court win handed to us with the NYSRPA v. Bruen decision and walk confidently through the door that was opened for us to fight even harder in the courts. We are ready for this!

Make no mistake: we are under no illusions that this is the end of the anti-gun war – especially here in California. We know full well that the Left will come back at us in January, angrier than ever before, AND WE WILL BE READY. In the aftermath of Bruen, courts across the country are strengthening our position legislatively and giving us hope for future cases to litigate. We are not resting on our laurels by any means. It’s never time to sit down and do nothing, but it’s OK to savor a major victory when it happens.

We believe in saying thank you to those who supported our efforts in killing these bills. If your representative voted no, consider sending an email of thanks from our Legislative Action Center HERE.

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About Gun Owners of California:

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GunGuyTV.com already has an interview with these guys posted, They did a hell of a job. Well done!


More winning. I hope this inspires every single Ammoland reader that suffer from the self-inflicted “My Vote Doesn’t Count” syndrome to re-engage in the political realm for the 2022 election battle and for the main event, the battle royale, the 2024 Presidential election.

We need the Ammoland people and everyone else who loves Freedom and Liberty to jump in and for a short period, become a “Community Organizer” and organize our neighborhoods. We need every hand working, especially 2A advocates.


I’m afraid that this will go largely unnoticed across the US. My guess is that this news will be spiked by the MSM.

Wild Bill

Interesting how the Cal legislature does their work in the middle of the night … like burglars.


…with masks on too of course.


Umm… Looking at those vote tallies it looks like both bills passed by about a 2 to 1 margin. Did they have to be unanimous? Or, is it opposite day? What gives?


Both bills needed a 2/3 majority to pass . SB918(which would have prohibited carrying almost everywhere) was being rushed through as “urgent “ and would have taken effect as soon as Gov. Nuisance signed it. I’m not sure if the same applied to AB1227(huge tax on gun and ammo sales). Another bill having to do with GVRO(red flag) passed with a simple majority. The failed bills will be back in one form or another when the legislature convenes next year.