The Governor of the People’s Republic of California has just signed 15 gun control bills into law, including bills that will allow the State of California to start confiscating guns from California Citizens.
“Gun violence is an epidemic in this country, one that’s been enflamed by the inaction of politicians in Washington,” said Governor Newsom. “While Washington has refused to act on even the most basic gun safety reforms, California is once again leading the nation in passing meaningful gun safety reforms.”
California continues to be a leader in fighting the threat of gun violence,” said former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, co-founder of Giffords: Courage to Fight Gun Violence. “The legislative package Governor Newsom signed today will help make California safer for all who call it home, and it shows the nation what committed, active, and thoughtful leadership on gun safety looks like. Giffords is proud to have played a strong role in helping craft this package and to have partnered with Governor Newsom, the legislature’s gun violence working group and so many other courageous leaders in California to push these bills to become law.”
The bills signed today by Governor Newsom include the following:
Gun Confiscation Bills and Red Flag Confiscations
- AB 12 sponsored by Assembly Member Jacqui Irwin (D-Thousand Oaks), extends the duration of California’s “gun violence restraining order” law from one year to up to five years. This new bill will allow a California citizen to be prohibited from owning and possessing firearms for five years without ever being adjudicated as dangerously mentally ill or convicted of a crime.
- AB 61, sponsored by Assembly Member Philip Ting (D-San Francisco), is probably one of the most frightening bills signed because it basically allows almost anyone to petition the court to confiscate your firearms. The bill allows an employer, coworker, or an employee or teacher to file a petition requesting a gun violence restraining order. That means the State can take away a person’s Second Amendment rights, not based on criminal convictions or mental health adjudications, but based on third party allegations.
- AB 164 sponsored by Assembly member Sabrina Cervantes (D-Riverside) holds any person subject to a valid restraining order, injunction, or protective order issued out of state to the same restrictions on buying or possessing firearms in California as they are under in the state where the order or injunction is operative.
- AB 339 sponsored by Assembly member Jacqui Irwin (D-Thousand Oaks) requires law enforcement agencies to develop and adopt written policies and standards regarding the use of gun violence restraining orders.
- AB 1493 sponsored by Assembly member Philip Ting (D-San Francisco) authorizes a person who is the subject of a gun violence restraining order to petition to submit a form to the court voluntarily relinquishing their firearm rights.
Regulating firearms sales
- SB 61, sponsored by Senator Anthony Portantino (D-La Cañada Flintridge) prohibits the sale of a semiautomatic centerfire rifle to any person under 21 years of age and applications to purchase more than one semiautomatic centerfire rifle in any 30-day period, with a few exceptions.
- SB 376, sponsored by Senator Anthony Portantino (D-La Cañada Flintridge) prevents individuals from selling large numbers of firearms without a license by capping the number of annual sales at five transactions or 50 firearms.
- AB 645 sponsored by Assemblymember Jacqui Irwin (D-Thousand Oaks) requires packaging for firearms to contain a warning statement on suicide prevention.
- AB 879 sponsored by Assemblymember Mike Gipson (D-Carson) requires, starting in 2024, that the sale of firearms precursor parts be conducted through a licensed firearms precursor part vendor.
- AB 1669 sponsored by Assemblymember Rob Bonta (D-Alameda) updates existing law by applying the same gun show regulations that already apply to firearms dealers to ammunition vendors, and ensures that sufficient funding is available for firearm regulatory efforts.
- AB 1297 sponsored by Assemblymember Kevin McCarty (D-Sacramento) requires any local authority issuing concealed firearm licenses to charge an applicant a fee sufficient to cover the reasonable costs of processing, issuing, and enforcement of the license, and eliminates the existing $100 limit on processing fees for concealed firearm licenses.
- AB 893 sponsored by Assemblymember Todd Gloria (D-San Diego) prohibits the sale of firearms and ammunition at the Del Mar Fairgrounds in the County of San Diego, the City of Del Mar, the City of San Diego.
This all comes in the same week the State cut power to almost a million residents, Los Angeles is being hit by massive wildfires, and California Officials declared Ham Radio was no longer a benefit and started demanding Ham radio repeater infrastructure to be removed.
So let’s review:
- This week they cut power to conservative areas of the State.
- They started going after gun owners, and passed gun confiscation laws
- And they targeted communications…
What the hell is going on in California?