SACRAMENTO, CA (October 13, 2017) — Late this afternoon, California Governor Jerry Brown announced his actions on two important firearms-related bills.
Notably, Brown vetoed Senate Bill 464 (SB 464) by Senator Jerry Hill (D-San Mateo), a measure that would have crushed licensed firearms retailers and increased costs for law-abiding gun owners.
“SB 464 was an awful, business and civil rights-killing solution to a problem that does not exist,” said Firearms Policy Coalition (FPC) spokesperson Craig DeLuz.
“It would have hurt law-abiding gun owners the most, however. The State of California and federal laws require that gun owners use dealers for firearm and ammunition transactions, so killing off gun dealers would have been a massive hit to Second Amendment rights.”
Brown also announced that he signed Assembly Bill 7, a bill authored by Assembly member Mike Gipson (D-Carson), which will expand the state’s ban on openly carrying a firearm.
Noted DeLuz, “In most California counties it is virtually impossible for the average law-abiding person to get a carry license to carry a firearm."
“How will law-abiding Californians who aren't in a pro-carry county or political donors of a sheriff exercise their constitutionally-enumerated right to bear arms,” DeLuz asked.
“At some point, even the 9th Circuit is going to have to say that the laws are unconstitutional,” DeLuz concluded.
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.