California Assembly Bill 962 and Senate Bill 585 are scheduled to be considered on Thursday, May 28.
AB962, sponsored by Assembly Member Kevin De Leon (D-45), is in the Assembly Committee on Appropriations. AB962 would make it a crime to privately transfer more than 50 rounds of ammunition per month, even between family and friends, unless you are registered as a “handgun ammunition vendor” in the Department of Justice's database. Ammunition retailers would have to be licensed and store ammunition in such a manner that it would be inaccessible to purchasers. The bill would also require purchasers submit to fingerprinting, which would be submitted to the Department of Justice. Lastly, mail order ammunition sales would be prohibited.
SB585 is currently in the Senate Appropriations Committee. Introduced by State Senator Mark Leno (D-3), SB585 would prohibit the sale of firearms and ammunition on the property or inside the buildings that comprise the Cow Palace. In short, SB585 is a stepping-stone to banning gun shows on all publicly-owned property in California.
Please contact the members of the Assembly and Senate Appropriations Committees and respectfully urge them to oppose AB962 and SB585. Contact information for the committees can be found below.
ASSEMBLY COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS:
Assemblymember Kevin de Leon (D-45) – Chair
Assemblymember Jim Nielsen (R-2) – Vice Chair
Assemblymember Tom Ammiano (D-13)
Assemblymember Charles M. Calderon (D-58)
Assemblymember Mike Davis (D-48)
Assemblymember Michael D. Duvall (R-72)
Assemblymember Felipe Fuentes (D-39)
Assemblymember Isadore Hall, III (D-52)
Assemblymember Diane L. Harkey (R-73)
Assemblymember Dave Jones (D-9)
Assemblymember Jeff Miller (R-71)
Assemblymember John A. PÃ©rez (D-46)
Assemblymember Curren D. Price, Jr. (D-51)
Assemblymember Nancy Skinner (D-14)
Assemblymember Jose Solorio (D-69)
Assemblymember Audra Strickland (R-37)
Assemblymember Tom Torlakson (D-11)
SENATE APPROPRIATIONS COMMITTEE:
State Senator Christine Kehoe (D-39), Chair
State Senator Dave Cox (R-1), Vice-Chair
State Senator Ellen Corbett (D-10)
State Senator Jeff Denham (R-12)
State Senator Mark DeSaulnier (D-7)
State Senator Loni Hancock (D-9)
State Senator Mark Leno (D-3)
State Senator Jenny Oropeza (D-28)
State Senator George Runner (R-17)
State Senator Mimi Walters (R-33)
State Senator Lois Wolk (D-5)
State Senator Mark Wyland (R-38)
State Senator Leland Yee (D-8)
This information has been provided by the California Rifle and Pistol Association.