“The California state Legislature has sent a package of gun control bills to Governor Jerry Brown,” capradio.com reports. “The bills regulate sale of ammunition, ban more types of semiautomatic rifles and add punishments for lost and stolen guns.” And how.
The bills [detailed below] now go to Governor Brown’s desk to await their ultimate fate. Governor Brown is scheduled to leave the state in 48 hours. If he doesn’t veto some or (haha) all of these bills before his departure, Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom will take over as acting Governor. No question Newsom will sign every single measure (save the ones already on his ballot initiative), giving new meaning to the oft-heard words “full retard.”
Here’s the rundown [via The Firearms Policy Coalition]:
SB 880 (Hall): Bans common and constitutionally protected firearms that have magazine locking devices.
SB 894 (Jackson): Re-victimizes victims by criminalizing the failure to report lost and stolen firearms.
SB 1235 (de Leon): Now competes with Gavin Newsom’s Safety for All Act/Ammo Ban.
SB 1446 (Hancock): Confiscation of lawfully acquired, standard capacity ammunition feeding devices.
AB 857 (Cooper): Forced “Ghost Gun” registration.
AB 1135 (Levine): Bans common and constitutionally protected firearms that have magazine locking devices.
AB 1511 (Santiago): Bans the loaning of firearms.
AB 1673 (Gipson): Redefines “firearms” to include items that are not firearms.
AB 1674 (Santiago): Bans buying more than one firearm within a 30-day period.
AB 1695 (Bonta): Makes some non-violent misdemeanors punishable by prohibitions on owning firearms.
AB 2607 (Ting): Dramatically expands who can request a Gun Violence Restraining order [to include co-workers, employers, mental health professionals and employees of high schools and colleges].
Just in case you’re wondering, Lt. Governor Newsome’s ballot initiative — which includes some of the measure above — would have to be withdrawn by midnight tonight. His peeps say it ain’t happening. How great is that?