SACRAMENTO, CA (September 18, 2023) – Today, following the close of the 2023 California legislative session, Firearms Policy Coalition (FPC) released the following statement responding to the passage of twelve gun control bills:
The California Legislature chose to follow other hostile regimes desperate to restrict the rights of the people, flying in the face of the Second Amendment and recent Court decisions, by advancing multiple pieces of anti-rights legislation to Governor Gavin Newsom’s desk.
Richard Thomson, FPC’s Vice President of Communications commented: “This tyrannical package shows the legislature’s utter disdain for peaceable People and their willingness to use state violence to squash their rights.”
FPC stands steadfast in opposition to the state's destruction of fundamental rights. Threatening peaceable conduct with imprisonment, injury, and death is nothing new for the tyrants in Sacramento. FPC promises to continue to work behind enemy lines and be a voice for the People of the state.
The bills that passed before the legislative deadline include:
- SJR-7: Resolution for a federal constitutional convention to restrict firearms
- AB-28: Enacts a gun and ammunition excise tax
- AB-92: Makes it a misdemeanor for a person who is prohibited from possessing a firearm to purchase, own, or possess body armor
- AB-301: Authorizes a court considering a red flag petition to consider evidence of acquisition of body armor when determining whether grounds for a gun violence restraining order exist
- AB-725: Requires lost and stolen reporting for “precursor parts”
- AB-1089: CNC and 3D-printing of arms ban, prohibits sharing digital firearm plans
- AB-1406: Authorizes DOJ to request a delay of the delivery of a firearm for up to 30 days in an “emergency” that caused DOJ to be unable to review purchaser’s eligibility
- AB-1483: Deletes the private party transaction exemption to the 30-day prohibition, which prohibits a person from making more than one application to purchase a handgun within any 30-day period
- AB-1587: Requires a merchant acquirer to assign to a firearms merchant a unique merchant category code
- SB-2: Bruen response bill, enacts numerous “sensitive locations” where guns are banned, changes requirements to obtain a concealed carry license.
- SB-368: Prohibits gun dealers from offering an opportunity to win an item of inventory in a game dominated by chance, exempts nonprofit organizations under certain circumstances
- SB-452: Postpones handgun microstamping requirement to at least January 1, 2028
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Firearms Policy Coalition (firearmspolicy.org), a 501(c)4 nonprofit organization, exists to create a world of maximal human liberty, defend constitutional rights, advance individual liberty, and restore freedom. FPC’s efforts are focused on the Right to Keep and Bear Arms and adjacent issues including freedom of speech, due process, unlawful searches and seizures, separation of powers, asset forfeitures, privacy, encryption, and limited government. The FPC team are next-generation advocates working to achieve the Organization’s strategic objectives through litigation, research, scholarly publications, amicus briefing, legislative and regulatory action, grassroots activism, education, outreach, and other programs.