California: Nine gun safety bills progress to Governor’s desk

Tipping point for the NRA

Gun violence prevention legislation in California swept through the legislature last week. Each of the six bills will make incremental improvements in gun violence prevention.

The NRA asked their members to contact the Governor to oppose these bills. Many of them will call his office, so gun safety advocates need to support the Governor’s position.

The Bills

Bills now before the Governor

  • 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. 👍
  • Assembly Bill 893 would eliminate gun sales at the Del Mar fairgrounds. 👍
  • Assembly Bill 12 would extend the duration of gun violence restraining orders (GVRO) from one year to up to five years. 👍
  • Assembly Bill 1254 would prohibit bobcat hunting. 👍
  • Assembly Bill 1297 would allow authorities to increase the fee for a concealed carry permit. 👍
  • Assembly Bill 1669 would increase the Dealers Record of Sale fee for gun sales. 👍
  • Senate Bill 61 would limit all forms of firearm purchases to one gun a month. 👍
  • Senate Bill 172, would improve the existing gun storage laws. 👍


Please call or email the office of the office of Governor Newsom ((916) 445-2841). Ask for support of AB 12, AB 61, AB 879, AB 893, AB 1254, AB 1297, AB 1669, SB 61 and SB 172. These bills are critical for reducing the gun violence in California.

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  • See our Advocacy page for guidelines on contacting your legislators.