This is from The NRA/ILA.

It is time for California gun owners to be heard loud and clear.

The anti gun loons are trying to strip  away   your Second Amendment Rights.

Please help me spread the word about this miscarriage of justice.

Please contact your state Legislators TODAY!

The California Legislature is steadily marching towards passing further restrictions to your Second Amendment rights.  All gun owners in California need to get the message to their state Senate and Assembly Member to OPPOSE all anti-gun legislation that will further erode the Second Amendment and California’s hunting heritage.  Everyone, including your state legislators, knows that criminals DO NOT respect or obey the law and the anti-gun bills reported below are only stopping law-abiding gun owners from exercising and enjoying their Second Amendment rights and hunting heritage.  Please call AND e-mail your state legislators TODAY and urge them to STOP SUPPORTING criminals by disarming law-abiding citizens.  Also, forward this alert to your family, friends and fellow gun owners across California and urge them to do the same. 

On Monday, May 7, Assembly Bill 2333 passed in the state Assembly by a vote of 48 to 24 and will now be sent to the state Senate.  The state Senate committee assignment is expected soon.  The description of AB 2333 can be found below.

As early as this Monday, May 14, the following anti-gun bills could be brought up for a final vote in the state Senate:Senate Bill 1221Senate Bill 1315 and Senate Bill 1366.  Also on Monday, Assembly Bill 2549 could be brought up in the state Assembly for a vote.  A description these anti-gun bills and how they will affect gun owners is provided below.

Please call AND e-mail your state Senator TODAY and respectfully urge him or her to OPPOSE SB 1221, SB 1315 and SB 1366.  Contact information for your state Senator can be found here.

Please call AND e-mail your state Assembly Member TODAY and respectfully urge him or her to OPPOSE AB 2549.  Contact information for your state Assembly Member can be found here.

Senate Bill 1221, introduced by state Senator Ted Lieu (D-28), would ban hunting bears and bobcats with dogs.  Hunting with dogs is a tradition that continues to be practiced across the country. Many dog breeds with select characteristics for hunting can be traced back for thousands of years.  Seventeen states allow bear hunting with dogs.  The use of hounds for hunting has never been shown to have an adverse impact on wildlife numbers as biologists and wildlife experts direct regulations and bag limits just as they do with other hunting seasons.

SB 1221 is supported by the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) – a radical group that supports banning all hunting with or without dogs.  Its President, Wayne Pacelle, has been quoted as saying: We are going to use the ballot box and the democratic process to stop all hunting in the United States … We will take it species by species until all hunting is stopped in California. Then we will take it state by state.  In 2003, HSUS unsuccessfully championed California Assembly Bill 342 that would have banned all hunting with hounds.  They now seem to be taking a deceptive and incremental approach to accomplish the same goal via SB 1221.  Don’t let anti-hunting extremists remove another traditional form of hunting.

Senate Bill 1315, introduced by anti-gun extremist state Senator Kevin de León (D-22), would allow the County of Los Angeles and any city within that county, to regulate and ban the sale of any BB “device,” toy gun, replica of a firearm, or other device that meets both of the following requirements: the “device” is so substantially similar in coloration and overall appearance to an existing firearm as to lead a reasonable person to perceive that the device is a firearm and expels a projectile that is no more than 16 millimeters in diameter.

The anti-gun community and state Senator de León is just using this bill as a stepping stone to completely destroying California’s firearm preemption law.  Firearm preemption laws are in place to standardize firearm laws across the state.  This critical law keeps law-abiding gun owners from being placed in jeopardy of running afoul of local restrictions they don`t even know exist simply because they have crossed from one municipality to another.

Senate Bill 1366, introduced by state Senator Mark DeSaulnier (D-7), would require every person to report the theft or loss of a firearm he or she owns or possesses to a local law enforcement agency in the jurisdiction in which the theft or loss occurred within 48 hours of the time he or she knew or reasonably should have known that the firearm had been stolen or lost.  Law-abiding gun owners should not be made a victim twice.

Assembly Bill 2549, introduced by state Assembly Member Isadore Hall (D-52), ignores many of the fundamental legal issues that have been created by the firearms polices and regulations of the California Department of Justice.  One specific section of AB 2549 will allow only a law enforcement officer to request to retain one of the personally owned and regulated firearms should they leave their issuing agency, the rest of their personally owned and regulated firearms will confiscated and /or surrendered for disposal.  These regulated firearms can only be owned by law enforcement officers if he/she has received a letter from their issuing agency first and can only keep one firearm with the approval of the head of the agency.

Assembly Bill 2333, introduced by Assembly Member Jose Solorio (D-69), would expand the crime of bringing a BB gun onto school grounds, to include non-metallic projectiles, and would impose an unnecessary and potentially severe criminal liability on everyday toys (not just BB guns and pellet guns) with severe penalties. Under this bill, a parent who inadvertently has a toy gun in their car when picking up their child from school can end up facing FELONY charges and up to a year in jail; the same is true for students who inadvertently have a toy that expels a plastic (or even a foam) projectile in their backpack or car.  AB 2333 would also create a negligent storage law for BB “devices,” a person who knows or reasonably should know that a minor is likely to gain access to that BB device without the permission of the minor’s parent or legal guardian is subject to civil fines starting at $250.

Finally, one pro-hunting bill is expected to be heard this Monday in the state Senate Committee on Appropriations,Senate Bill 1367.  This NRA-backed bill, introduced by state Senator Jean Fuller (R-18), would allow a concealed carry permit holder to carry concealed for self-defense while archery hunting.  California law already allows permit holders to carry concealed during firearms seasons.  Please call AND e-mail members of the state Senate Committee on Appropriations TODAY and urge them to SUPPORT SB 1367.  Contact information for this committee can be found here.

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