From the NRA. What the Golden State gun grabbers have in mind this session:
This Friday, August 30, the Assembly Appropriations Committee will be casting a series of historic votes on your gun rights in California. Currently the following anti-gun bills are in this committee suspense file due to the excessive cost of MILLIONS of dollars for implementation being imposed on YOU and the other citizens of California.
Senate Bill 47 (Yee) would ban the use of a “bullet button” on semi-automatic rifles to comply with current law by classifying firearms with “bullet buttons” as ”assault weapons” and banning their future sale or transfer. Continued legal possession would require that you REGISTER and pay a FEE (TAX) on ALL of your semi-autos with “bullet buttons.”
Senate Bill 53 (DeLeon) would require Californians to obtain a permit BEFORE purchasing ammunition, require a background check before every future ammunition purchase and require registration of ALL ammunition that you purchase.
Senate Bill 374 (Steinberg) would ban the future sale or transfer of and classify ALL semi-automatic rifles with a detachable magazine or holding more than ten rounds of ammunition as “assault weapons.” Continued legal possession would require that you REGISTER and pay a FEE (TAX) on ALL your semi-autos newly classified as “assault weapons.”
Senate Bill 396 (Hancock) would ban the possession of ALL magazines over ten rounds, including the millions of “grandfathered” standard capacity magazines currently legally possessed by Californians.
It is essential that you voice your opposition to these nonsensical bills that would only affect and punish law-abiding citizens. Please contact Assemblyman Richard Pan tomorrow, August 29 and urge him to VOTE NO on ALL anti-gun bills in Assembly Appropriations Committee suspense file.
Most of these will probably slide right through: I would hope they would mostly be overturned – requiring permits for ammo seems akin to requiring permits for printer’s ink for newsprint presses – but that fight will take years. And then they’ll just pass something else.