ALERT: Two Republican Calif. Senators Vote to Disarm & Criminalize Law-Abiding Carry Licensees

California Senate Bill 707 — a wildly anti-gun bill, and perhaps the worst gun control bill currently alive in the California Legislature — was passed by the Senate’s Appropriations Committee yesterday.

That members of the California Legislature moved an anti-gun bill forward is not exactly shocking news to those who follow Second Amendment policy. What is notable is that SB 707 — which would disarm law-abiding carry licensees (“CCW” holders) in “school zones” and criminalize currently-lawful conduct — was unanimously supported by both Democrats and Republicans, including Senator Pat Bates (R-Orange County) and Senator Jim Nielsen (R-Roseville).

We urge everyone who supports Second Amendment rights to contact Senators Bates and Nielsen and respectfully share with them why their vote to pass SB 707 was a vote against the Constitution, our civil rights, and the people of California.

You can read more about the anti-gun Senate Bill 707 here, and our most recent letter of opposition here. People who oppose SB 707 can use FPC’s TAKE ACTION activism tools to oppose the bill here.

California Senator Pat Bates:

E-mail: [email protected]
Capitol Office: (916) 651-4036
Laguna Hills Office: (949) 598-5850
Carlsbad Office: (760) 931-2455
Twitter: @senatorpatbates

California Senator Jim Nielsen:

E-mail: [email protected]
Capitol Office: (916) 651-4004
Roseville Office: (916) 772-0571
Chico Office: (530) 879-7424
Yuba Office: (530) 751-8657

Yesterday’s vote results:

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In the last general election, these members received the following grades and endorsements:


  • NRA: A+ (NRA-PVF Endorsed)
  • CRPA: A
  • GOC: “Pro-Gun”


  • NRA: B
  • CRPA: A+
  • GOC: “Pro-Gun”