California: Gun Bills to be Heard in the Appropriations Committee

On Monday, July 2, AB 3, AB 2103 and AB 2888 will be heard in the Senate Appropriations Committee before the Legislature breaks for Summer Recess on July 6.  

Assembly Bill 3, sponsored by Assembly Member Rob Bonta (D-18), would raise the age to purchase firearms and ammunition to 21 years old. 

Assembly Bill 2103, sponsored by Assembly Member Todd Gloria (D-78), would add certain requirements in addition to the already mandated training courses for a citizen to obtain a concealed carry license. Currently, concealed carry permit holders are already required to receive up to 16 hours training prior to receiving a permit and at least four hours of additional training every two years prior to renewal.  

Assembly Bill 2888, sponsored by Assembly Member Phillip Ting (D-19), would expand the list of those eligible to file gun violence restraining orders (GVRO) beyond the currently authorized reporters which include immediate family and law enforcement.  The new list is expanded to employers, coworkers and employees of a secondary or postsecondary school that the person has attended in the last 6 months. GVRO’s can remove a person’s right without due process and not because of a criminal conviction or mental adjudication, but based on third party allegations.  

Please use our TAKE ACTION BUTTON below to contact the Members of the Senate Appropriations Committee and respectfully urge them to OPPOSE AB 3, AB 2103, and AB 2888.

Earlier this week the following bills were heard and acted on by the respective policy committees:   

Assembly Bill 2382, sponsored by Assembly Member Mike Gipson (D-64), would require precursor firearms parts to be sold/transferred through a licensed precursor parts dealer in a similar process to the new laws regarding ammunition purchases. It would further create a new crime for transfer of precursor parts without the involvement of a licensed precursor parts dealer to anyone under 21 years of age or prohibited from owning firearms. Precursor parts include items such as barrels, ammunition feedings devices and upper receivers. AB 2382 was passed by the Senate Public Safety Committee on June 26 and has been referred to the Senate Appropriations Committee where it awaits a hearing date.

Senate Bill 1177, sponsored by Senator Anthony Portantino (D-25), would prohibit a person from making more than one application to purchase and the dealer delivery of any type of firearm within any 30-day period.  SB 1177 was passed by the Assembly Public Safety Committee on June 26 and has been referred to the Assembly Appropriations Committee where it awaits a hearing date.

Senate Bill 1311, sponsored by Senator Tom Berryhill (R-8), would create the annual sportsman’s license that affords the holder of the license the same privileges as the annual hunting and fishing licenses.  SB 1311 would help generate participation and encourage the next generation of sportsman conservationists by providing a convenient and economical way to secure the necessary licensing for hunting and fishing activities in the Golden State. SB 1311 was passed by the Assembly Water, Parks, and Wildlife Committee on June 26 and has been referred to the Assembly Appropriations Committee where it awaits a hearing date.

Senate Bill 1487, sponsored by Senator Henry Stern (D-27), would prohibit the possession of certain African species of wildlife.  The true goal of the bill is to ensure that a lawful U.S. hunter is not allowed to bring home a hunting trophy—even though the animal was legally taken and the hunter has the approval of the U.S. Federal Government. SB 1177 was passed by the Assembly Water, Parks, and Wildlife Committee on June 26, the Assembly Judiciary Committee on June 28 and has been referred to the Assembly Appropriations Committee where it awaits a hearing date.

Assembly Bill 986, sponsored by Assembly Member James Gallagher (R-3), would reduce hunting license fees for veterans. AB 986 was passed by the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee on June 26 and has been referred to the Senate Appropriations Committee where it awaits a hearing date. 

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