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Assembly Bill 144 would change the state’s gun laws and prohibit law-abiding citizens from carrying an unloaded handgun openly. AB 144 passed in the state Assembly by a 45 to 29 vote. This bill is currently scheduled to be heard in the Senate Public Safety Committee on Tuesday, June 7.
Assembly Bill 809 would establish a state registration system, similar to the one currently in place for handguns, for all newly-acquired rifles and shotguns. AB 809 passed in the state Assembly by a 44 to 2 vote with 34 members not voting.
Senate Bill 124 would create a broadly expanded and technically flawed definition of handgun ammunition which would encompass virtually all rifle cartridges. It would also ban the possession of many types of rifle cartridges and make it a felony to possess them. SB 124 doesn’t stop there; it could also ban virtually all non-lead ammunition used in California by reclassifying them as “armor piercing.” SB 124 would also require the registration of ammunition and banning of mail-order ammunition. SB 124 passed in the state Senate by a 22 to 16 vote.
Senate Bill 427 would force licensed state ammunition retailers to obtain a special local license to operate in municipalities. These retailers would also be required to notify local law enforcement before conducting business within their jurisdiction. SB 427 passed in the state Senate by a 22 to 14 vote.
Senate Bill 798 would treat air and BB guns the same as a toy gun by requiring the entire exterior surface of the device to be white, bright red, bright orange, bright yellow, bright green, bright blue, bright pink, or bright purple as the predominate color. BB guns are not toys and should not be treated as or manufactured like a toy. SB 798 passed in the state Senate by a 21 to 16 vote.
Senate Bill 819 would allow Dealer Record of Sales (DROS) funds to go to the Department of Justice to help pay for the enforcement of California firearm possession laws. The DROS fund monies were originally collected from every firearm purchaser to pay for the administrative process for background checks. However, these funds have been raided to help the Department of Justice pay their bills. As a result, the DROS fund will certainly run out of money. When it does, what will be their answer to this problem – another increase in the fees for background checks. SB 819 passed in the state Senate by a 22 to 16 vote.
A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the People to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.
Originally posted by kro32
Hate to burst your bubble but none of those violate the constitution. The second amendment is open to alot of interpretation as to what types of arms a person may have or how they may carry them. Your only right is to "bear arms" and the founders left the rest up to future congress's to debate.
Originally posted by Sri Oracle
Do you expect a well regulated militia to be armed with rainbow colored bb guns loaded with registered and serial numbered bb's?