It's back! After being pulled last week, AB 2459, authored by Asm. Kevin McCarty (D-Sacramento), will wipe out every single gun dealer in the state of California and it will be voted on TOMORROW!
But we have a unique ally in the fight. The ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union) is helping us fight this insidious bill!
Here's the deal with this bill: If it passes, they may not ever have to pass another anti-gun bill again. You simply won't be able to legally buy another gun in California.
To start, AB 2459 will ban all home FFL dealers. There are hundreds of them in the state, and they may serve areas where a traditional brick and mortar store wouldn't prosper.
AB 2459 would then force all gun dealers to video record all areas of their store wherever firearms or ammunition are stored, displayed, carried, handled, sold, or transferred, including, but not limited to, counters, safes, vaults, cabinets, shelves, cases, and entryways. The data will then need to be stored for up to ten years!
AB 2459 mandates a first in the world form of insurance-- an unobtainable policy that covers the criminal acts of second, third and fourth parties using a firearm or ammunition from the store in question, even if the retailer is in fact the victim of the crime or if the gun or ammo was stolen from the store.
No gun dealer in the state will be able to comply with these insane requirements!
HOW TO FIGHT:
1. Sign the petition below opposing AB 2459
2. CALL the author of the bill and ask that he pull the bill from the hearing. It is a ludicrous idea; one that needs to go away
3. CALL the Assemblymembers listed below -- ask them to "Stand with Firearms Policy Coalition and the ACLU and vote NO on AB 2459"
4. Share this page and help us get the word out -- time is of the essence
AUTHOR: Asm. Kevin McCarty (D - Sacramento).
WHAT IT DOES: Bans all home FFL dealers, requires constant video surveillance of all parts of the store, and mandates the purchase of an insurance policy that does not exist.
LOCATION: Assembly Public Safety Committee.
STATUS: AB 2459 will be voted on tomorrow, April 12th. If passed, it will head to the Assembly Privacy and Consumer Protection Committee.
CALL THE AUTHOR AND ASK HIM TO REMOVE THE BILL FROM THE HEARING... AGAIN!
Asm. Kevin McCarty - (916) 319-2007
CALL THESE ASSEMBLYMEMBERS NOW!
It takes less than 3 minutes to help us fight this bill. Call every one of these Assemblymembers and ask them to "stand with Firearms Policy Coalition and the ACLU and vote no on AB 2459."
Asm. Reggie Jones-Sawyer - (916) 319-2059
Asm. Melissa Melendez - (916) 319-2067
Asm. Tom Lackey - (916) 319-2036
Asm. Patty Lopez - (916) 319-2039
Asm. Evan Low - (916) 319-2028
Asm. Bill Quirk - (916) 319-2020
Asm. Miguel Santiago - (916) 319-2053