Help Stop SB 299 and SB 475 in California Safety Committee votes Tuesday June 25

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Please contact the entire Assembly Public Safety Committee by phone and email and ask them to vote against SB 299 and SB 475.  Click here for a list of the Public Safety Committee members.

These two pieces of legislation need to be stopped in the committee ASAP.  They are being considered on Tuesday, June 25th.

SB 299

This bill requires everyone “to report the theft or loss of a firearm he or she owns or possesses to a local law enforcement agency in the jurisdiction in which the theft or loss occurred within 48 hours of the time he or she knew or reasonably should have known that the firearm had been stolen or lost.”
The problem with this bill is the phrase “reasonably should have known.”  There is no definition of “reasonable” and this could open some doors to abuse by law enforcement and the courts.  People with large firearms collections may not miss one for months.  OPPOSE.

SB 475

Effectively bans gun shows held at the Cow Palace.  In order to hold any event that has the presence of firearms in the Cow Palace, will require “prior approval, by resolution, adopted by both the Board of Supervisors of the County of San Mateo and the Board of Supervisors of the City and County of San Francisco.”  This bill changed the law under the Food and agricultural Code.
The law appears to make it just about impossible to hold a gun show in “any successor or additional property owned, leased, or otherwise occupied, or operated by the district” which basically prevents gun shows in San Mateo despite the settlement of the Nordyke lawsuit.  OPPOSE.

 

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