Attention California Gun Owners:
Please Contact Governor Schwarzenegger Today!
Three pieces of firearm-related legislation are currently on the desk of Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger (R) awaiting his consideration.
Assembly Bill 1471 would require that after a certain date, the make, model, and serial number of a firearm be microstamped onto the interior surface or internal working parts of all handguns in such a manner that those identifiers are imprinted onto the cartridge case upon firing. The manufacture, sale, and transfer of handguns that do not imprint their identifying information on a cartridge case would be a crime.
Assembly Bill 821 would ban the use of lead ammunition for hunting in areas occupied by California condor. By passing AB 821, the Legislature has usurped the authority of the Fish and Game Commission over the regulation of hunting and the management of the state’s wildlife. Unlike the Fish and Game Commission, the Legislature did not take into account the effects of a lead ammunition ban on the state’s hunters. Studies show that a ban will force many hunters to quit hunting altogether having catastrophic consequences on wildlife management practices and the state’s hunting heritage.
Assembly Bill 1645 will protect law-abiding gun owners during a declared state of emergency from the seizure or confiscation of any lawfully carried or possessed firearm or ammunition.
Please contact the Governor and respectfully urge him to veto AB1471 and AB821. Also remind him to protect your Second Amendment rights during a state of emergency by signing AB1645. Governor Schwarzenegger can be reached by phone at (916) 445-2841, fax at (916) 445-4633, or visit http://gov.ca.gov/interact#email to send him an email.
The Govenator signed the microstamping and lead ammo ban into law.
Well it takes effect in 2010, so I guess we have to load up until then! Any chance of it still being repealed?
I guess this would also mean there would no longer be a used market in this state.
I can hardly believe the absurdity in this. 99% of the people using guns in a crime WILL NOT use a gun that they bought in a store an registered for...they will use one stolen or from the streets - in either case it will not be linked to them any more than any other gun.
The legislators may already know this, but it's true purpose may be to increase the cost of manufacuring to hurt the makers, and also make handguns more expensive to purchase for us. Criminals already don't register their guns, so they could leave them at the scene if they want and it won't make a bit of difference. Don't they understand that criminals don't register, only law-abiding citizens register!?!
Some good news...Assembly Bill 1645, which provides that the authorities will not be authorized to confiscate firearms and ammunition from law-abiding, registered gun owners...was also signed into law. You win some, you lose some, but this is why I joined the NRA and plan to join Gun Owners of America shortly - I want us to win more!