SACRAMENTO, CA (August 16, 2018) — Today, Firearms Policy Coalition reported that the California Legislature’s respective Senate and Assembly Appropriations committees acted on a number of bills that would affect California gun owners, visitors, and new residents.
The California Senate Appropriations Committee acted on the following bills:
- AB 3 (Bonta) – Held by the committee. Would have restricted firearm sales to persons 21 years old and older. FPC opposed.
- AB 1927 (Bonta) – Passed by the committee. Now a “study bill” relating to a potential voluntary firearms “do not sell” system. FPC opposed.
- AB 2382 (Gipson) – Held by the committee. Would have created a massive new set of restrictions on firearm parts and required an expensive new DOJ system like that enacted for ammunition in Proposition 63 (2016) and SB 1235 (2016). FPC opposed.
- AB 2103 (Gloria) – Passed by the committee with amendments. Adds new requirements for CCW carry licenses. FPC opposed.
- AB 1968 (Low) – Passed by the committee. Enacts new lifetime firearm prohibition to persons who have been admitted to a mental health facility under certain conditions more than once in a 1-year period. FPC opposed.
- AB 2222 (Quirk) – Passed by the committee. Extends a reporting requirement concerning stolen, lost, found, recovered firearms to all law enforcement agencies. FPC is reviewing for possible support.
- AB 2888 (Ting) – Passed by the committee. Expands categories of persons who can petition for a “Gun Violence Restraining Order” (GVRO) to employers, coworkers, and some school employees. FPC opposed.
The California Assembly Appropriations Committee acted on the following bills:
- SB 746 (Portantino) – Passed by the committee with amendments. Expands firearm serial number requirements; modifies existing statutes to allow prohibited persons to transfer firearms and ammunition to a licensed FFL for the duration of the prohibition. FPC opposed the expanded serial number requirements.
- SB 1100 (Portantino) – Passed by the committee. Restricts firearm sales to persons 21 years old and older. FPC opposed.
- SB 1177 (Portantino) – Passed by the committee. Restricts new firearm purchases to one in thirty days (expanding existing handgun restriction to long guns). FPC opposed.
“We are pleased to see the beyond-awful AB 2382, that we strongly opposed, meet its likely demise today, but there is a mountain of work left to do,” said Craig DeLuz, FPC legislative advocate and spokesperson. “We will continue to fight for freedom and strongly oppose every single bill that would infringe the fundamental rights of California gun owners and visitors. We look forward to stopping more bad bills in the Legislature and at the Governor’s office.”
While bills that were held by an appropriations committee are likely “dead” by rules, FPC cautions that the Legislature often waives rules and amends “dead” language into other “live” bills. Thus, gun owners are encouraged to send the Legislature a message voicing their opinion on these and other bills at www.firearmspolicy.org/actions.
Firearms Policy Coalition (www.firearmspolicy.org) is a 501(c)4 grassroots nonprofit organization. FPC’s mission is to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States, especially the fundamental, individual Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms.