ALERT: Bill to Exempt Gun Owners from 10 Day Waiting Period

In an effort to promote the ruling of the United States District Court, Eastern District of California, Assemblywoman Shannon Grove (R-Bakersfield) has introduced AB 2229.

AB 2229 allows a person who is not otherwise prohibited from purchasing a firearm and is either authorized to carry a concealed firearm, possesses a valid Certificate of Eligibility, or owns a registered firearm to immediately pick up a purchased firearm without having to wait 10 days.

AB 2229 stems from a decision made by the U.S. District Court in Silvester v. Harris, a case litigated by The Calguns Foundation.

It found the 10-day waiting period violates the Second Amendment of those who successfully pass the standard background check prior to 10 days and who are in lawful possession of an additional firearm, possess a Certificate of Eligibility, or have a CCW.

Even though the Court has ruled the 10 day waiting period violates the Second Amendment, the State of California is still fighting the ruling tooth and nail.

AB 2229, if passed into law, will enforce the Court’s interpretation of the 10 day waiting period; saving taxpayer money by preventing the State from engaging in costly litigation and expanding the Second Amendment rights that have been stripped away from California gun owners.

So many bad gun bills have been introduced this year, AB 2229 finally gives us the opportunity to support a good one.

Please help us pass AB 2229 by signing the petition below and please consider joining FPC or making a donation in order to ensure we have the resources to fight to pass this bill into law.