California: Legislature to vote soon on 8 gun related bills

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On August 30, eight gun related bills passed the House and Senate Appropriations Committees and are ready for full California Senate and Assembly votes. Most significantly, passage of these bills will limit purchase of all guns to one a month and improve “gun violence restraining orders.” Both will serve to decrease guns getting in the hands of dangerous people.

The NRA alerted members to fight these bills. You can oppose the NRA right now by calling your State Senator and Assembly member.

The Bills

Senate Bills

  • Senate Bill 61 would limit all forms of firearm purchases to one gun a month, not just handguns. 👍
  • Senate Bill 172, would improve the existing gun storage laws. 👍

Assembly Bills

  • Assembly Bill 12 would improve California’s “red flag” type of law called “gun violence restraining orders” (GVRO). A person could be prohibited from possessing a firearm for up to five years instead of just one year. 👍
  • Assembly Bill 61 would expand the listed types of people who can initiate a “red flag” restriction. 👍
  • Assembly Bill 879 would require sales of unfinished gun parts go through a licensed dealer. Additionally, these parts would be recorded. 👍
  • Assembly Bill 893 would eliminate gun sales at the Del Mar fairgrounds. 👍
  • Assembly Bill 1254 would prohibit bobcat hunting. 👍
  • Assembly Bill 1669 would increase the Dealers Record of Sale fee for gun sales. 👍



Please call or email the office of your state Senator. Ask that he/she vote in favor of SB 61 and SB 172. Also, call the office of your state Assembly Member. Ask that he/she vote in favor of AB 12, 61, 879, 893, 1254 and 1669. Add that these bills are important for reducing the gun violence in California.

  • To find your Senator’s and Assembly Member’s phone and email, enter your address at this website.
  • See our Advocacy page for guidelines on contacting your legislators.