Governor Jerry Brown has until October 13 to sign or veto the onerous bills listed below and he STILL needs to hear your OPPOSITION EVERYDAY! Although some in the media tend to grossly underreport the amount of opposition to these misguided bills, Governor Brown needs to understand that California has millions of law-abiding gun owners, sportsmen and Second Amendment supporters as residents and voters.
It is CRITICAL that every law-abiding citizen call AND e-mail Governor Brown DAILY respectfully urging him to stand up for our constitutional rights.
Reassure Governor Brown that Californians do not support outrageous anti-gun and anti-hunting legislation. Listed below are all anti-gun/anti-hunting bills that you need to call AND e-mail to urge Governor Brown to veto. Governor Brown can be reached at (916) 445-2841 and at http://govnews.ca.gov/gov39mail/mail.php.
There are many sound policy and constitutional reasons that these bills should be vetoed, and they should be made known to the Governor. The NRA has conveyed these reasons to the Governor through veto letters, and we ask that you also convey them in your messages to the Governor. The NRA’s planned legal challenges are simply part of its prudent contingency plan to do everything possible to protect the rights of Californians who choose to own a gun to protect themselves and their families. California NRA members and gun owners should know that the NRA is prepared to continue to lead grassroots, legislative and legal efforts to stop ill-conceived and unconstitutional gun bans in California and throughout the nation.
(Several labor unions have also joined with the NRA, conservation associations and other organizations in opposing AB 711. We appreciate these efforts to stop this ill-advised law, and ask that if you are a member of a union, please let the Governor know this when you submit your veto requests to him.)
The following anti-gun/anti-hunting bills have been passed in the California Legislature and are now before the Governor for his consideration:
Assembly Bill 169 (Dickinson) limits the sale and transfer of all lawfully acquired firearms that were never, or are no longer, on the California roster of approved handguns to two a year and redefines the technical provisions of single short pistols. To view NRA’s veto letter click here.
Assembly Bill 180 (Bonta) repeals state firearms preemption by allowing the City of Oakland to enact ordinances that are more restrictive than state laws concerning the registration or licensing of firearms. To view NRA’s veto letterclick here.