Civil Rights Groups Urge the Calif. Supreme Court to Affirm Legality of Common Pocketknives

A legal brief urging the California Supreme Court to rule that common, non-locking Swiss Army knives and similar pocketknives are not illegal ‘dirks’ or ‘daggers’ was filed Monday afternoon, the Knife Rights Foundation reports. George M. Lee, a partner at the San Francisco law firm of Seiler Epstein Ziegler & Applegate LLP, wrote the “friend […]

California Legislative Update: April 10, 2015

Numerous California bills that affect your rights are up for hearing, as shown below. Upcoming Legislative Hearings: April 14: Assembly Public Safety Committee QUIRK, Chair 9 a.m. – State Capitol, Room 126 AB 84 (OPPOSE): DNA collection and database for violators of some gun laws AB 950 (SUPPORT): Allows transfers of firearms to an FFL while a GVRO is […]

California: Anti-CCW Bill AB 1134 Passed to Assembly Floor — OPPOSE NOW!

Earlier today, the California Assembly Public Safety Committee passed the anti-CCW bill AB 1134. The bill did not escape serious scrutiny, however. Following tough testimony by Firearms Policy Coalition spokesperson Craig DeLuz, even Committee Chair Bill Quirk (D-Hayward) had pointed questions for the bill’s author (Assembly member Mark Stone, D-Santa Cruz). Republican Assembly members Melissa Melendez […]

California: Assembly Floor Alerts for AB 1134 and AB 267 (April 7, 2015)

Today, Firearms Policy Coalition submitted the following Assembly Floor Alerts: California Assembly Bill 267 (Jones-Sawyer) – SUPPORT California Assembly Bill 1134 (Stone) – OPPOSE Please use FPC’s powerful Take Action Tools to voice your opinion on these measures.

California Sheriffs Attack Carry License Applicants in AB 1134

Earlier today, sources confirmed that California’s sheriffs, through their California State Sheriffs’ Association, are behind the anti-CCW Assembly Bill 1134. AB 1134 is an outright attack on the carry license (“CCW”) application process, a new burden on applicants, and a blatant attempt to overturn the Los Angeles Superior Court’s decision in Lu v. Baca (currently on appeal) […]

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