Most Important Legislation!
Updated 1/11/2018 by GS2AC.
SB 459 (PORTANTINO) – Passed the Senate Appropriations Committee and forwarded to the California Senate on January 18, 2018. – Act now and contact the California Senate and urge Your Senator to vote against this legislation. Requires the California DOJ to inspect all FFL dealers every two years. Will add additional burden to California firearms dealers who are already subject to inspections at unspecified times. Full Text of SB 459.
SB 710 (ANDERSON) – Senate Committee on Public Safety – The Senate Committee on Public Safety failed to pass this bill after a hearing on January 9, 2018. This bill would have deleted the felony prohibition on possession of a silencer and would have authorized an individual in lawful possession of a device that will silence, suppress, or muffle the sound or natural report of a firearm when the firearm is discharged to use that device to hunt a bird, mammal, fish, reptile, or amphibian for which the individual is licensed if the firearm to which the device is attached is lawfully possessed. Full text of SB 710.
AB 1394 – (ALLEN) – Senate Committee on Public Safety – The Assembly Public Safety Committee failed to pass this legislation after a hearing on January 9, 2018. Removed the “good cause” requirement in the issuance of a CCW. Full Text of AB 1394.
(Wording gathered from a CRPA email.)
AB 7 (GIPSON) – Signed by Governor Jerry Brown on October 13, 2017. Prohibits open carry of unloaded long-guns in unincorporated areas of the state.
AB 424 (MCCARTY) – Signed by Governor Jerry Brown on October 14, 2017. Removes authority of local school officials to allow on campus carry.
AB 736 (GIPSON) – Senate Appropriations – In committee, held under submission: Act now and contact the Senate Appropriations Committee. Allows the Department of Justice to impose a fine for a violation of firearms licensing requirements committed by a licensed firearms dealer.
AB 1525 (BAKER) – Signed by Governor Jerry Brown October 15, 2017. Requires that firearms packaging must have additional statements on the dangers of owning a gun printed on it.
SB 464 (HILL) – Vetoed by Governor on October 13. Requires firearms dealers to install additional security measures such as concrete pillars and/or vaults and other locking mechanisms for their merchandise.
SB 497 (PORTANTINO) – Signed by Governor Jerry Brown on October 14, 2017. NOTE: This bill was stripped of its one gun per month requirement and morphed into the bill requiring cops to lock their guns when leaving their own vehicles.
SB 536 (PAN) – Signed by Governor Jerry Brown on October 14, 2017. Requires the Department of Justice to provide information on gun violence restraining orders to anti-gun organizations such as the Firearm Violence Research Center at the University of California. It will permit the DOJ to cherry-pick who gets what data.
SB 620 (BRADFORD) – Signed by Governor Jerry Brown on October 11, 2017. Gives courts the discretion to NOT issue mandatory sentencing provisions for the use of a firearm while committing a crime.
This is the legislative component of GOC; our staff is in the legislative halls fighting full-time for gun owner rights, opposing bad bills, supporting good ones, influencing the legislature every day, day in and day out. The united voice of GOC members has successfully defeated attempts by anti-gun groups to impose handgun bans and other restrictive measures designed to disarm our population. It’s tough work in a hostile environment, but we are up for it.