Skip to comments.State Roundup (of Viciously Anti-gun Legislation)
Posted on 06/23/2008 8:05:41 AM PDT by pabianice
CALIFORNIA: Dangerous Anti-Gun Bills Moving Forward in Senate! Three anti-gun bills are making their way through the California Senate and it is imperative that you voice your opposition to them. Assembly Bill 2062 was passed by the Senate Public Safety Committee on Tuesday, June 17. The bill now heads to the Senate Appropriations Committee for its consideration. AB2062, among other things, 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. Assembly Bill 2235 has been assigned to the Senate Public Safety Committee and is scheduled to be heard next Tuesday, June 24. This legislation would prohibit the sale of handguns other than "owner-authorized" (or "smart") handguns-- that is, handguns with a permanent, programmable biometric feature that renders the firearm useless unless activated by the authorized user. No proven, viable handgun of this type has ever been developed. Also scheduled to be heard in the Senate Public Safety Committee on Tuesday is Assembly Bill 2948, a dangerous bill that would ban the sale of firearms and ammunition on the property or inside the buildings that comprise the Cow Palace. Please contact the members of the Senate Appropriations Committee and Senate Public Safety Committee TODAY and urge them to oppose these anti-freedom bills. Contact information for both committees can be found here.
The Six Rivers National Forest near Redwood, CA is hosting a public workshop on June 28th for a final review of the inventory maps of roads within its Trinity and Mad River Ranger Districts. This is part of the Forest Service's process in developing travel management plans for off-highway vehicle (OHV) use within Six Rivers. The plan will designate what roads will be remain open to OHV use. Closure of certain roads could affect hunter access and game retrieval. It is important that all who use these roads attend this workshop. It will take place at the Six Rivers National Forest Headquarters, 1330 Bayshore Way, Eureka, CA, and will be open house style and informal. No formal presentations are scheduled. People are invited to come in any time during these 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. workshops. Forest employees will be present to meet with the public one-on-one to collect additional information and answer questions. Please refer to the information posted at http://www.fs.fed.us/r5/sixrivers/projects/ohv/ or you may call Six Rivers National Forest at 707-442-1721.
MASSACHUSETTS: Emergency Powers Legislation Stalled in Senate Committee! S.1401, "An Act Prohibiting the Confiscation of Lawfully Owned Firearms During a State of Emergency", sponsored by State Senator Richard T. Moore (Worcester and Norfolk), is being held up in the Senate Ways and Means Committee. S.1401 would protect our Second Amendment rights by prohibiting any government agency from confiscating or regulating the lawful sale, possession, transfer, transport and carry of firearms during a state of emergency, such as occurred in New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina. Please contact the members of the Senate Ways and Means Committee TODAY and urge them to support S.1401.
NEW JERSEY: One-Gun-A-Month Bill to be Heard in Assembly! On Monday, June 23 the New Jersey General Assembly is scheduled to vote on A339, a bill that will impact sportsmen and target shooters, restricting law-abiding citizens from purchasing more than one handgun per 30-day period. This gun-rationing scheme falsely assumes that criminals follow the law by submitting the proper paperwork and purchasing firearms from licensed dealers, and that those law-abiding citizens who purchase more than one-gun-a-month are gun traffickers! Please contact your Assembly members TODAY and respectfully urge them to oppose limiting your Second Amendment rights. Contact information for your Assemblymembers can be found by clicking here. Also, please contact Assembly Speaker Joseph Roberts (D-5) IMMEDIATELY and respectfully urge him to HOLD A339! Speaker Roberts can be reached by phone at (609) 292-7065, via fax at (856) 742-1831, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
NEW YORK: Please Contact Your State Senator Today to Oppose the Governor's Anti-Gun Package! In the closing days of the legislative session, negotiations are taking place between Democratic Governor David Patterson's Administration and legislative leaders on numerous proposals, including the Governor's gun control package. This package targets law-abiding gun owners and licensed gun dealers. The NRA strongly opposes this measure. Two areas that we specifically oppose are those that would implement more requirements for pistol license applicants without making licenses more accessible to those who qualify. The plan would also require licenses for employees of gun stores and grant the State Police broad authority to impose regulations on licensed dealers and gunsmiths. To view a copy of the press release on Governor Paterson's website, please click here. It is imperative that NRA members contact their State Senators TODAY and respectfully urge them to oppose this measure! Please contact your State Senator today through the Senate switchboard at (518) 455-2800. To find your State Senator, please click here.
WASHINGTON Seattle Mayor Brazenly Attacks Right-to-Carry! In a knee-jerk reaction to a recent shooting, Mayor Greg Nickels signed an executive order on Monday, June 9 prohibiting firearms at Seattle Center, parks, community centers, and city-owned buildings. This ban, which includes Right-to-Carry permit holders, does not require review by the City Council and directs that a plan be drawn-up in 30 days to establish the prohibition. Mayor Nickels' ban is a clear violation of Washington State's preemption statutes, which say that only the State Legislature can enact laws pertaining to firearms. It is important that NRA members, Right-to-Carry permit holders, firearm owners, and anyone interested in the rule of law respectfully make their voice heard against this unlawful proposal. Please contact Mayor Nickels, write a letter to your local newspaper(s), call in to radio talk shows, and urge your legislators to speak out against this unwarranted attack on law-abiding gun owners. For contact information, please click here.
WEST VIRGINIA: Ranson City Considering Ban on Your Right-to-Carry! The Ranson City Council is considering an ordinance to ban the possession or carrying of concealed firearms on all "public property." The City Council tabled the ordinance earlier this month during first reading, but it may come up again at the council's next meeting on July 1. This move is in blatant violation of West Virginia's preemption statutes. The next City Council meeting will be held on Tuesday, July 1 at 7 p.m. in the City Council Chambers located at 312 S. Mildred St. It is critical that the council members know that West Virginia's law-abiding gun owners will not tolerate illegal and unjust attacks on our Second Amendment freedoms. Please make plans to attend this important meeting and make your voice heard during public comment time. If you are unable to attend, please contact Mayor David Hamill TODAY and respectfully urge him to oppose this violation of state law and this unjust and unwarranted attack on our right to self-defense and Second Amendment freedoms. Mayor Hamill can be reached by phone at (304) 725-1010. Please also contact the members of the City Council who originally voted for the ordinance and respectfully ask them to reconsider this illegal measure. Contact information can be found here.
You could transfer 50 rounds of ammo in just minutes on the range with family and friends. That's just ridiculous! These Senators are idiots.
“We’re going to have to take one step at a time,
and the first step is necessarily — given the
political realities — going to be very modest .
So then we’ll have to start working again to
strengthen the law, and then again to strengthen
the next law, and maybe again and again.
Right now, though, we’d be satisfied not with half
a loaf but with a slice.
Our ultimate goal — total control of handguns in
the United States — is going to take time ....
The first problem is to slow down the increasing
number of guns being produced and sold in this
The second problem is to get handguns registered.
And the final problem is to make the possession
of *all* handguns and *all* handgun ammunition —
except for the military, policemen, licensed
security guards, licensed sporting clubs, and
licensed gun collectors — totally illegal.” —
Pete Shields, Chairman Emeritus, Handgun Control, Inc.
( “The New Yorker”, July 26, 1976 )
“These Senators are idiots.”
NO these senators are traitors of FREE America.
I may just have to take some .223 ammo to the state capitol steps and offer them for sale at $1 a piece. If every gun owner gets himself arrested for this and demands a jury trial, the cost alone will send the state into its much deserved bankruptcy.