FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, October 3, 2013
Gun Rights Groups Deliver 65,000 Letters to Gov. Jerry Brown Urging Gun Control Vetoes
SACRAMENTO, CA — Earlier this morning, Firearms Policy Coalition (FPC) Managing Director Brandon Combs, joined by California Association of Federal Firearms Licensees (CAL-FFL) Legislative Advocate Craig DeLuz, delivered 65,000 letters from individuals urging California Governor Jerry Brown to veto the 14 gun control bills currently on his desk.
The gun bills include SB 374, a massive new ban on common semi-automatic rifles authored by Senate President Darrell Steinberg, as well as laws that would ban firearm repair parts, handgun sales, lead ammunition for hunting, and exempt the City of Oakland from longstanding state laws that preempt dangerous localized gun registration schemes, among others.
“We sincerely appreciate the thousands of people who have voiced their concerns to the governor on these anti-gun measures. 65,000 letters sends a very loud-and-clear message: Californians just don’t want these horrible new laws,” said CAL-FFL’s DeLuz of the tremendous turnout by California gun owners.
FPC’s Brandon Combs said that that the fight is far from over and noted that people should keep calling and writing the Governor’s office every day. “We encourage all gun owners and Second Amendment supporters to send Governor Brown a letter through our fast, easy, and free gun rights activism tools at www.DemandRights.com.”
“We will keep printing, faxing, and emailing letters to Governor Brown until the very end,” continued Combs. “Gun owners simply must keep up the pressure for these final few days.”
Governor Brown has until October 14, 2013 to sign or veto the bills. Bills that are not vetoed will become state law. Governor Brown’s State Capitol office phone number is (916) 445-2841.
Firearms Policy Coalition (FPC) is a partnership of leading Second Amendment civil rights groups across the nation including California Association of Federal Firearms Licensees (CAL-FFL), The Calguns Foundation (CGF), New Jersey Second Amendment Society (NJ2AS), Florida Carry, Inc. (FCI), West Virginia Citizens Defense League (WVCDL), Hawaii Defense Foundation (HDF), Illinois Carry (IC), and many others, working together to defend and advance our American heritage of lawful gun ownership. Visit www.firearmspolicy.org/donate to donate online and support FPC’s gun rights advocacy programs.
California Association of Federal Firearms Licensees (CAL-FFL) is California’s premier non-profit industry association of, by, and for firearms manufacturers, dealers, collectors, training professionals, shooting ranges, consumers, and others, advancing the interests of its members and the general public through strategic litigation, legislative efforts, education, and outreach. To join or donate to CAL-FFL, please visit www.calffl.org/join.