California Action Alert – More Gun Restrictions Proposed

gavelSB 347 (Jackson) Firearms: prohibited persons passed out of the Assembly Public Safety Committee on June 30, 2015 and has been referred to the Assembly Appropriations Committee. SCI California Chapters have written a letter in opposition of this bill. Although amendments have narrowed some of the categories, we still oppose the bill because it would not change provisions opposed by SCI and it would serve as a precedent for adding additional non-violent misdemeanors that could cause California citizens the loss of lawful firearms.

SB 347, if passed, would add to the list of misdemeanors, the conviction for which is subject to the prohibition on possessing a firearm within 10 years of a conviction, misdemeanor offenses of violating the 10-year prohibition on possessing a firearm specified above and petty theft of a firearm, and convictions on or after January 1, 2016, for the misdemeanor offenses of transferring a handgun without a firearms license, selling or giving possession of ammunition to a minor, selling handgun ammunition to a person under 21 years of age, possession of ammunition by a person prohibited from possessing a firearm, furnishing ammunition to a person prohibited from possessing ammunition, carrying ammunition onto school grounds, receiving stolen property consisting of a firearm, carrying a loaded or concealed weapon if the person has been previously convicted of a crime against a person or property, or of a narcotics or dangerous drug violation, or if the firearm is not registered.

Below is a list of senators who make up the Assembly Appropriations Committee. If you live in one of these assemblymembers’ districts, reach out to him/her and let them know you OPPOSE SB 347.  If you don’t know who your assemblymember is, go to http://findyourrep.legislature.ca.gov/, type in your address, and the name will appear.  Clicking on the name on that web site will provide contact information for that person.  Please contact your assemblymember to oppose SB 347 NOW.

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