Two years ago, California State Senator Leland Yee told CBS: “It is extremely important that individuals in the state of California do not own assault weapons. I mean that is just so crystal clear—there is no debate, no discussion.” As a legislator, Yee supported strict gun control laws and was even named to the Brady Campaign’s Gun Violence Prevention Honor Roll. Last Wednesday, Yee received a five-year prison sentence for accepting bribes and trafficking in illegal arms. Is anyone still wondering how gun control legislation gets passed?
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Regulations of ammunition sales, requirements forcing patrons to have a license to buy ammunition, background checks to buy ammunition, large capacity magazine bans, reversing grandfathered protections… California’s Proposition 63 even requires ammunition legally purchased out of state and then brought into California a crime unless shipped through a licensed firearm dealer. These are only some of the new regulation from Proposition 63. Read the full story.
A gun without ammunition is really just an overpriced rock when it comes to self-defense. Where gun control has failed in its attempts to outlaw firearms and strip individuals of their Second Amendment rights, in California it is trying to outflank us by targeting the ability to buy ammunition.
California is in for a busy anti-gun law-making year in 2016! More accurately, California has already had a busy year—even if many of the new laws will not go into effect until January 1, 2017. This makes the stakes for California’s gun owners some of the highest in the nation. It also foretells where the anti gunners may attack your Second Amendment rights in your state’s legislation or litigation and political fronts.
Will Democrats in Congress finally get their wish? Will Obama use executive action to enact universal background checks? Weigh in after reading the steps Congressmen and women took this week to ban certain groups from owning firearms….who will be next?
U.S. Law Shield warned its members and others across the country not to travel to Los Angeles with any 10+ magazines after Nov. 18, 2015 — unless a suit to stop the city’s newest magazine ban is successful.
In this week’s firearms news headlines, read about The Safety For All Act, the Alternative Ammunition Manufacturing Act, the Reducing Gun Violence in our Neighborhoods Act and how the city of Los Angeles is being sued.
There were both gun-rights victories and losses this past week. It’s no surprised that California is getting stricter and that a small, pro-gun town in Oregon protested a visit from President Obama. What is a surprise and potentially HUGE news is the looming Supreme Court decision in Arie Friedman vs. the City of Highland Park expected to come next week. Read on to learn what made the news that affects gun owners and 2A supporters.
Todd Settergren has been a gunsmith in the San Francisco Bay area for years. After being forced out of his original shop in South San Francisco, he was denied a “use permit” to open a new shop in Daly City, California. For no good reason, the city isn’t allowing him to open a gun shop. Read this post to find out how you can help Todd and Bay area gun owners protect their Second Amendment rights.