Prop 47, The Safe Neighborhoods and Schools Act passed by voters last November 4th, decreased the penalties for stealing a firearm $950 or less. At the moment, this is treated as a misdemeanor with a maximum of one year in jail and the CA judicial system is not noted for imposing maximum sentences for thieves.
AB 150 restores the original penalties for firearm theft. The bill makes the theft of firearms no matter what the value “punishable as a felony by imprisonment in the state prison for 16 months, or 2 or 3 years.”
Click here for the current status of AB 150. As of this writing, AB 150 is with the CA Committee on Appropriations.
Write, email and contact all members of the Committee on Appropriations and urge them to approve this bill.