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Posted: 5/23/2003 7:44:34 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/25/2003 11:29:23 AM EDT by Big_Bear]
CAL-ERT 05/22/03 -- 11:00 A. M.
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STATE ASSEMBLY UPDATE

This information is accurate at the time this CAL-ERT was written and originally distributed. The scheduled times and dates for hearings are subject to change, by the legislature, with little or no advance notice. The NRA Members' Councils of California will keep you informed as the legislative situation changes in Sacramento.

AB50 and AB992 are currently on the "Suspense File" in the Assembly Appropriations Committee. These bills, and others, could come off of the suspense file, for a vote, within the next week or so.

Legislation:
AB 50 (Koretz) - .50 Caliber Rifle Ban - would ban the sale/possession of rifles that are chambered for the .50 BMG cartridge and the sale/possession of .50BMG cartridges.

AB 992 (Ridley-Thomas) - Ammo Tax - Amended to direct revenues to a "Victim Reimbursement Fund."

Action requested:
KEEP UP THE PRESSURE!!! Your voice is being heard in the Capitol. Please continue to CALL, FAX, and EMAIL the legislators, especially those listed below. All three methods of communication are effective and we must keep up the broad-based effort. Urge them to oppose AB50 and AB992.

Contact Information:
Assembly Appropriations Committee: The phone number for this committee is (916) 319-2081. A complete listing of all of the members of the Assembly Appropriations Committee phone/fax/email information can be found at: www.nramemberscouncils.com/legs/asmapprops.shtml. Also, you can send a single email to each of the Assembly Appropriations Committee Members by using the special "ONE CLICK" email address that you can find at: www.nramemberscouncils.com/legs.shtml. By sending one email to the special "ONE CLICK" address, each one of the Assembly Appropriations Committee Members will receive a copy of your message (so it is probably a good idea to address your messages with: Dear Assembly Member,).

Please make an extra effort to contact these members of the Assembly Appropriations Committee:

Patty Berg
Email: Assemblymember.berg@assembly.ca.gov
Phone (916)319-2001 Fax (916)319-2101

Lou Correa
Email: Assemblymember.Correa@assembly.ca.gov
Phone (916)319-2069 Fax (916)319-2169

Manny Diaz
Email: Assemblymember.Diaz@assembly.ca.gov
Phone (916)319-2023 Fax (916)319-2123

Joe Nation
Email: Joe.Nation@asm.ca.gov
Phone (916)319-2006 Fax (916)319-2106

Gloria Negrete-McLeod
Email: Assemblymember.McLeod@assembly.ca.gov
Phone (916)319-2061 Fax (916)319-2161

Joe Simitian
Email: Assemblymember.Simitian@assembly.ca.gov
Phone (916)319-2021 Fax (916)319-2121

Leland Yee
Email: Assemblymember.yee@assembly.ca.gov
Phone (916)319-2012 Fax (916)319-2112

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Link Posted: 6/1/2003 8:15:57 AM EDT
CAL-ERT 05/31/03 -- 11:15 A. M.
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LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

This information is accurate at the time this CAL-ERT was written and originally distributed. The scheduled times and dates for hearings are subject to change, by the legislature, with little or no advance notice. The NRA Members' Councils of California will keep you informed as the legislative situation changes in Sacramento.

Legislation:
AB50 (Koretz) - .50 Caliber Rifle Ban - would ban the sale/possession of rifles that are chambered for the .50 BMG cartridge. AB50 is on the Assembly Floor.

AB 992 (Ridley-Thomas) - Ammo Tax - This bill would levy a tax on the sale of ammunition of 10 cents on every cartridge sold at retail to fund a “Victims Reimbursement Fund.” AB992 is on the Assembly Floor.

SB489 (Scott) - Semi-Auto Handgun bill - would have required that all semiautomatic handguns, manufactured after a specific date - that are imported and sold in California, be equipped with a loaded chamber indicator and a magazine disconnect mechanism. SB489 is on the Senate Floor.

SB601 (Perata) - .50 Caliber Handgun Ban - would ban sale/possession of .50 caliber handguns. This bill is aimed specifically at the new S&W .500 Magnum cartridge but would also ban others. SB601 is still on the Suspense File in the Senate Appropriations Committee.

Action requested:
KEEP UP THE PRESSURE!!! Your voice is being heard in the Capitol. Please continue to CALL, FAX, and EMAIL the legislators. All three methods of communication are effective and we must keep up the broad-based effort.

The NRA recognizes the efforts that firearms owners have made to defend their Second Amendment freedoms and these efforts are appreciated. But as long as there is a legislative threat we will continue to keep you informed and ask you to contact the legislators in the Capitol and in the District Offices. Together, we can make a difference.

Contact Information:
State Assembly: (AB50 & AB992) A complete listing of all of the members of the State Assembly including phone/fax/email information can be found at: http://www.nramemberscouncils.com/legs/asm.shtml . Also, you can send a single email to each of the State Assembly Members by using the special "ONE CLICK" email address that you can find at: http://www.nramemberscouncils.com/legs.shtml . By sending one email to the special "ONE CLICK" address, each one of the State Assembly Members will receive a copy of your message (so it is probably a good idea to address your messages with: Dear Assembly Member,).

State Senate: (SB489) A complete listing of all of the State Senators including phone/fax/email information can be found at: http://www.nramemberscouncils.com/legs/sen.shtml . Also, you can send a single email to each of the State Senators by using the special "ONE CLICK" email address that you can find at: http://www.nramemberscouncils.com/legs.shtml . By sending one email to the special "ONE CLICK" address, each one of the State Senators will receive a copy of your message (so it is probably a good idea to address your messages with: Dear Senator,).

Senate Appropriations Committee: (SB601) The phone number for this committee is (916) 445-3284. A complete listing of all of the members of the Senate Appropriations Committee phone/fax/email information can be found at: http://www.nramemberscouncils.com/legs/senapprops.shtml . Also, you can send a single email to each of the Senate Appropriations Committee Members by using the special "ONE CLICK" email address that you can find at: http://www.nramemberscouncils.com/legs.shtml . By sending one email to the special "ONE CLICK" address, each one of the Senate Appropriations Committee Members will receive a copy of your message (so it is probably a good idea to address your messages with: Dear Senator,).

Continue to monitor the latest legislative updates at: http://NRAMembersCouncils.com/legs.shtml

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Link Posted: 6/2/2003 9:21:37 AM EDT
oooooh crapola..AB 992 passed the appropiations committee
Link Posted: 6/3/2003 12:33:03 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/3/2003 12:38:00 PM EDT by mikr]
Does AB 992 impact reloading components? Does it also impact mail-ordered components (from out of state) as well?
crap, it does affect out of state orders....however I saw a mention of primers only in a heavily edited (full of strikes) copy of AB 992.
Link Posted: 6/3/2003 9:41:03 PM EDT
this is hardcore...even mail order ammo? dang this is sad..
Link Posted: 6/8/2003 9:37:04 PM EDT
Senate phone #s and emails
www.nramemberscouncils.com/legs/sen.shtml

What to say format for AB50
www.50bmgstore.com/legislative/OpposeAB50.doc


All three of us need to call about the bills. We can still stop AB50 in the senate with a $hit load of emails and phone calls, from all 3 of us here.
Link Posted: 6/10/2003 8:13:14 AM EDT

Originally Posted By FireControlman:
this is hardcore...even mail order ammo? dang this is sad..



That would be unenforcable, just like the cigarette tax that people are avoiding in large quantities by buying cigs mail-order from Indian tribes.
Link Posted: 6/23/2003 6:34:27 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/23/2003 7:13:06 AM EDT by Chaingun]
CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE TO HEAR AB-50 ON JULY 1

50 Caliber Ban in California:

The hearing date for California AB-50 has been set for July 1st and will take place in the Senate Public Safety Committee. In spite of testimony by the LAPD that a fifty caliber rifle has never been used in a crime in the state of California, gun-ban legislators continue to ignore a 38 Billion dollar budget crisis in favor of vilifying a firearm safely enjoyed by thousands of sports enthusiasts for decades.
FCSPI President John Burtt will be one of only two witnesses allowed to testify in opposition to the bill at the July 1 hearing. This may be your LAST CHANCE to call, fax or email the Governor or your legislators and tell them to say NO to AB-50.

Contact information for the Governor or your legislator can be found on our web page at: www.fcspi.org

Please let them know how you feel about this bad piece of legislation.
Link Posted: 6/28/2003 7:52:23 PM EDT
Greetings Freedom Fighters!!!

Gun-grabbers are still determined to ban a firearm that has never been used in a crime in the state of California. I'm sorry I could not get this out to you sooner. We had tried to use Microsoft's ListBuilder program whereby I could send messages from any computer. But their Terms of Service indicate that I cannot use their service to:
6. sell, offer to sell, distribute, promote, facilitate,
disseminate or link to any sites for marketing, sales,
promotion, facilitation or distribution of: firearms;
explosives; ammunition; liquor; tobacco products; illegal
gambling (including gambling in connection with
sporting events);

Sweet, huh? (I'll have more on this later.) But I'm sending this urgent plea to you now because your help is desperately needed.

Contact the Senate Public Safety Committee and Urge them to VOTE NO on AB50

This may be your LAST CHANCE to call, fax or email your legislators and tell them to say NO to AB-50. And as the saying goes, "Sh!t rolls East!" (or is it downhill?) Regardless of the state you live in, California Senators need to hear from you. Please call and/or send faxes. At this point, a snail mail letter would not reach them in time. You can find Committee members' contact info here:
Senate Public Safety Committee contact info


Contact ALL California Senators regarding AB50

If you have time, please contact ALL 40 senators. Contact info can be found here:
Contact all California Senators


See the latest in California legislative information

Legislative info critical to California can be monitored here: http://www.nramemberscouncils.com/legs.shtml#contactinfo


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Thank you for taking the time to get involved. It's people like you, ever vigilant, who help keep an eye on lawmakers and ensure they do not overstep their bounds and step all over our rights.

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Link Posted: 7/2/2003 9:19:54 PM EDT
The hearing on AB-50 that was scheduled for July 1st in the CA Senate Public Safety Committee was postponed at the “Request of the author”. Assemblyman Koretz (D-Hollywood) removed his bill from the agenda just as the committee convened at 10:40 AM on Tuesday. The hearing has been rescheduled for Tuesday July 8th at 0830 AM in the same committee. FCSPI will be there.

You might want to go to the following URL for a current analysis of AB-50: http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/bill/asm/ab_0001-0050/ab_50_cfa_20030701_134448_sen_comm.html

You will note that very few personal letters of opposition have come in on this bill to the Senate Public Safety Committee. This is one of the biggest gauges they use to judge how their constituents feel on a particular bill. We still have a week left and need all the help and support we can get. Attached below is the URL to get fax numbers, phone numbers and addresses of the members on the Senate Public Safety Committee. Please send them a letter.

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We have a dedicated volunteer from Assemblyman Koretz’s own district in Hollywood who will fax your letter to all Assembly & Senate members at no cost to you if you get it to him. Please take advantage of this offer.

If you know of anyone that would like to fax their letters but can't do so because of time, no fax machine, or cost in phone bills, let me know; they (or you) can forward them to my fax, and I will fax them to ALL 80 local/Sacramento fax numbers for them for free! Surprisingly, the faxes really are getting through.

Ron's fax number is 310-551-6841 or send copies to: Ron Hess, P.O. Box 965, Los Angeles, CA 90078 . He will be sure they all get faxed as fast as he receives them.
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Senate Public Safety Committee: (AB50) The phone number for this committee is (916) 322-1305 FAX: (916) 445-4688. A complete listing of all of the members of the Senate Public Safety Committee phone/fax/email information can be found at: http://www.nramemberscouncils.com/legs/senpubsafety.shtml . Also, you can send a single email to each of the Senate Public Safety Committee Members by using the special "ONE CLICK" email address that you can find at: http://www.nramemberscouncils.com/legs.shtml . By sending one email to the special "ONE CLICK" address, each one of the Senate Public Safety Committee Members will receive a copy of your message (so it is probably a good idea to address your messages with: Dear Senator,).

Yours in Freedom,

John Burtt, Chmn
FCSPI
Link Posted: 8/13/2003 11:53:06 PM EDT
I'm really late with this, but AB50, AB992, and SB601 failed to pass as most of you know.

SB489 has been in a holding pattern since the .50 cal ban was defeated on July 8. I'll post here if I get an alert.

Thanks to all who got involved in the fight for our gun rights!

Untacking this for now.
Link Posted: 8/19/2003 9:50:11 AM EDT
SB489 is up for a hearing in the assembly appropriations commitee tomorrow, so call or fax or something.
Link Posted: 8/19/2003 10:14:50 AM EDT
Thanks Ratters. Here's the CAL-ERT, so I'm tacking this once again...


CAL-ERT 08/18/03 -- 6:45 P. M. (corrected)
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L­EGISLATIVE UPDATE

This information is accurate at the time this CAL-ERT was written and originally distributed. The scheduled times and dates for hearings are subject to change, by the legislature, with little or no advance notice. The NRA Members' Councils of California will keep you informed as the legislative situation changes in Sacramento.

Legislation:
SB489 (Scott) - Semi-Auto Handgun bill - would require that all semiautomatic handguns, manufactured after a specific date - that are imported and sold in California, be equipped with a loaded chamber indicator and a magazine disconnect mechanism. SB489 has passed the Senate and now is in the Assembly Appropriations Committee. In a desperate attempt to gain passage, the author of this ill-conceived piece of legislation has once again amended it, but it is still bad! SB489 is currently scheduled for a vote on August 20th. TAKE ACTION TO OPPOSE! See "Action Requested" below.

Action requested:
KEEP UP THE PRESSURE on SB489!!! Use the contact information listed below.

Your voice has been heard in the Capitol! Please continue to CALL, FAX, and EMAIL the legislators. All three methods of communication are effective and we must keep up the broad-based effort.

The NRA recognizes the efforts that firearms owners have made to defend their Second Amendment freedoms and these efforts are appreciated. But as long as there is a legislative threat we will continue to keep you informed and ask you to contact the legislators in the Capitol and in the District Offices. Together, we have made a difference.

Note: Please take notice that since SB489 has cleared it's "house of origin" it now has been sent to the other legislative house (the Assembly) to work it's way through the process.

Contact Information:
Assembly Appropriations Committee: The phone number for this committee is (916) 319-2081. A complete listing of all of the members of the Assembly Appropriations Committee phone/fax/email information can be found at: http://www.nramemberscouncils.com/legs/asmapprops.shtml . Also, you can send a single email to each of the Assembly Appropriations Committee Members by using the special "ONE CLICK" email address that you can find at: http://www.nramemberscouncils.com/legs.shtml . By sending one email to the special "ONE CLICK" address, each one of the Assembly Appropriations Committee Members will receive a copy of your message (so it is probably a good idea to address your messages with: Dear Assembly Member,).


Continue to monitor the latest legislative updates at: http://NRAMembersCouncils.com/legs.shtml

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Link Posted: 8/24/2003 1:33:44 AM EDT
Late update:

SB 489 passed out of the Assembly Appropriations Committee with the minimum requirement of 13 votes on 8/20.

In order to pass this bill, it was necessary for the proponents to "send the 'sergeants' to round up" all of the members of this committee who seemed to be avoiding being present when this bill was voted on.

We now shift our focus to the full Assembly, where we expect SB489 to appear in the near future.
Link Posted: 9/13/2003 12:39:05 AM EDT
SB489 has passed the Assembly and Senate and is now headed to the governor's desk.

Please CONTACT THE GOVERNOR'S OFFICE and ask him to VETO SB 489. Unlike the federal government and most states, in California, when the chief executive fails to sign a bill on his desk, it BECOMES LAW by default in 30 days.

For talking points, search for chamber indicator in these articles: Claremont.org, Beeman's, Dr. Faria

Many thanks to Smith & Wesson for their strong lobbying effort against SB601 and SB489!

nramemberscouncils.com/legs.shtml
Link Posted: 9/15/2003 5:28:03 PM EDT
Big Bear:

Do you happen to have a "sample" fax or letter that I can fax ASAP tomorrow morning? I haven't had a chance to formulate a compelling letter cuz I'm working full-time and going to grad school at night! Thanks!
Link Posted: 9/19/2003 8:58:04 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/19/2003 8:59:06 PM EDT by urbankaos04]
TOO LATE...even if Davis doesn't sign the damn thing it'll go into law within 30 days, at least that's what I was told.

I did send in a fax and called several times...but, like I said, it's too late because this WILL BE THE LAW as it passed the state house and senate(SB 489).

Better get the guns you want befroe the end of 2004. I'm gonna pick up a Glock 26 and a Colt .45 in the next several months.

Cali sux!!

Link Posted: 9/25/2003 11:28:07 AM EDT
It's a done deal. nramemberscouncils.com/legs.shtml

9/24/2003 2:30 PM: SB489 was signed by the governor, against the opposition of law enforcement agencies across California.

Ignoring the pleas and advice of sheriffs and law enforcement organizations state-wide, safety experts and law-abiding citizens, Gray Davis' pandering to recall politics has opened California to the threat of civil litigation in an already crisis-beleaguered state. Stay tuned for more information.

Bad timing on this bill. If not for the recall, we had a shot at defeating it. Thanks for your efforts.

Untacking this.
Link Posted: 9/26/2003 6:39:26 AM EDT
So, we have until December 31, 2004 to get what we want, right???
Link Posted: 9/26/2003 7:57:15 AM EDT

Originally Posted By urbankaos04:
So, we have until December 31, 2004 to get what we want, right???



That's about the size of it.

Or you can switch to building your own. There are no state restrictions on firearms you hand-craft for your own personal use as long as you don't create an "assault weapon", full auto, etc.
Link Posted: 9/26/2003 4:11:37 PM EDT
heres a good law to have -- campaigning politicians can NOT vote nor sign into law any bills.
time to end the last minute kiss ass laws.
Link Posted: 9/27/2003 12:51:06 AM EDT
I'm getting conflicting dates, but it appears the dates are:

By 1/1/2006, all semiautos must have either a loaded chamber indicator or a mag disconnect.

By 1/1/2007, all semiautos must have both a loaded chamber indicator and a mag disconnect.

If a handgun is certified in, say, November 2006, and only has one of the two features, it appears the gun will remain certified through 2007 or until its certification expires. At that time it will need both features to be certified. So, it's not a case where every gun certified in 2006 will be uncertified 1/1/2007.

So, what are we buying?
Link Posted: 9/27/2003 10:24:54 AM EDT

Originally Posted By mattja:
So, what are we buying?


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