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AB 1903 The bill addresses an imaginary problem of individuals turning in a firearm to a gun "buyback" with the intention of using the acquired gift card to then buy a newer firearm. Aside from the fact that even if this were so the result would be safer firearms, all research shows that these programs do little to nothing to reduce criminal activity with firearms.
AB 3129 I agree with the California Public Defenders Association who said, “AB 3129 is bad public policy because it treats individuals convicted of similar violent offenses differently depending on the relationship of the victim to the offender. For example, individuals convicted of misdemeanor assault, battery, brandishing a firearm, etc. would be subject to the 10-year ban on gun ownership while individuals convicted of misdemeanor domestic violence would face the lifetime ban.”
AB 2103 Incidents and accidents involving concealed carry permit holders are rare. This bill to require additional training for CCW applicants appears to be a solution in search of a problem that lacks any evidence to back up. Further, many law enforcement agencies have adopted live-fire training, which begs the question as to this bill’s necessity. No instructor in good conscience would certify a CCW candidate who is unfamiliar with the proper use of a firearm capable of being concealed.
AB 2888 A person's Second Amendment rights should not be taken via a Gun Violence Restraining Order by a person who may have little knowledge of a person's mental state or dangerousness. I agree with the American Civil Liberties Union, “[this bill] poses a significant threat to civil liberties by expanding the authorization to seek ex parte orders, with all the ensuing consequences, without an opportunity for the person to be heard or contest the matter.”
SB 1100 This bill blocks the constitutional rights of individuals under the age of 21 from obtaining a firearm even if they are law-abiding sportsmen and hunters or otherwise simply want protection. It does nothing to prevent crime or gun violence and only discriminates against young adults seeking to exercise their Second Amendment rights.
AB 1968 makes it a lifetime firearm prohibition for those who have been admitted to a mental health facility under certain conditions more than once in a one-year period. I agree with groups like the American Civil Liberties Union of California and Disability Rights of California that the bill stereotypes all people with mental health disabilities as dangerous and violent, and it unnecessarily infringes on the constitutionally guaranteed rights of many Californians.
SB 1177 would prohibit a person from making more than one application to purchase, and a dealer from delivering, any type of firearm within any 30-day period. This bill costs California a major state revenue decrease without a real benefit to public safety. Owning multiple firearms doesn’t make someone more likely to commit crime. This bill hurts law-abiding citizens seeking to exercise their Second Amendment rights, does nothing to solve criminal misuse of firearms, and hurts California’s economy.
SB 746 Clarifies that someone who is temporarily prohibited from possessing firearms can surrender them to a licensed dealer until they can legally possess them again, requires the DOJ to destroy firearms without serial numbers if they are surrendered to law enforcement, and requires new California residents to apply for serial numbers for homemade firearms within 60 days. We already have the most onerous gun laws in the country to little effect. The reason is that they are all directed at law abiding citizens exercising their constitutional rights instead of focusing on criminals and those with mental health issues related to violence – neither of whom follow those laws anyway. Specifically, the changes proposed in this bill relative to firearm surrender are not particularly pressing or necessary, and the bill adds even more restrictions on lawful ownership of firearms that are costly for law abiding citizens to comply with.
SB 221 would prohibit the sale of firearms and ammunition at the Cow Palace located in District 1-A on and after January 1, 2020. The venue has been the location of numerous gun shows throughout the years, and are the only option for San Francisco residents to legally purchase firearms. Our state is known in the nation for laws that ensure safety of gun shows, and this bill is unnecessary.