I recently had the opportunity to attend an event taking place at The Gun Range in North Highlands, CA (right outside of Sacramento, CA). This was more or less a low key “open house” event for the shop where they had some vendors come in to show case some of their products, and gave the shop the opportunity to outline some of the services and amenities that they offer. More on all of that to follow…
In a video posted on June 11th, 2014, the CAL-FFL provided an update on some of the more important legislative activities going on in California that will effect firearms owners.
The primary bill, in my opinion, is SB-53 (D, De León) and make no mistake, this bill will effect anyone that owns, wishes to own, or plans use a firearm in the State of California by adding major restrictions to how Ammunition can be purchased.
If you follow the firearms industry and the issues the industry faces you may have heard about California Assembly Bill 1014 (AB-1014). AB-1014 was originally an energy bill (“Energy: electrical corporations: green tariff shared renewable program”) but was re-introduced as a gun violence bill after the recent attacks in Santa Barbara.
AB-1014 is titled “Gun violence restraining orders.” The bill outlines details about “… a procedure to obtain a gun violence restraining order and, when applicable, a firearm seizure warrant, when a person poses a significant risk of personal injury to himself or herself or others by possessing a firearm.”
Much of this law is quoting existing law, e.g. you are not legally allowed to be in possession of firearms if you have a restraining order or if you are involved in a domestic violence situation the police are allowed to “temporary custody of any firearm or deadly weapon in plain sight or discovered pursuant to a lawful search”. But, what the bill is doing is offering up more and more ways for the police to seize firearms from otherwise law abiding citizens.