In a last ditch effort to appeal to Jerry Brown’s less statist, gun-grabbing side (assuming there actually is one) the Firearms Policy Coalition and the California Association of Federal Firearms Licensees today delivered 65,000 letters from Californians urging Governor Moonbeam to veto the fourteen gun control bills stacked on a corner of his desk. As the cool kids say – and we mean this sincerely – good luck with that . . .
SACRAMENTO, CA — Earlier this morning, Firearms Policy Coalition (FPC) Managing Director Brandon Combs, joined by California Association of Federal Firearms Licensees (CAL-FFL) Legislative Advocate Craig DeLuz, delivered 65,000 letters from individuals urging California Governor Jerry Brown to veto the 14 gun control bills currently on his desk.
The gun bills include SB 374, a massive new ban on common semi-automatic rifles authored by Senate President Darrell Steinberg, as well as laws that would ban firearm repair parts, handgun sales, lead ammunition for hunting, and exempt the City of Oakland from longstanding state laws that preempt dangerous localized gun registration schemes, among others.
“We sincerely appreciate the thousands of people who have voiced their concerns to the governor on these anti-gun measures. 65,000 letters sends a very loud-and-clear message: Californians just don’t want these horrible new laws,” said CAL-FFL’s DeLuz of the tremendous turnout by California gun owners.
FPC’s Brandon Combs said that that the fight is far from over and noted that people should keep calling and writing the Governor’s office every day. “We encourage all gun owners and Second Amendment supporters to send Governor Brown a letter through our fast, easy, and free gun rights activism tools at www.DemandRights.com.”
“We will keep printing, faxing, and emailing letters to Governor Brown until the very end,” continued Combs. “Gun owners simply must keep up the pressure for these final few days.”
Governor Brown has until October 14, 2013 to sign or veto the bills. Bills that are not vetoed will become state law. Governor Brown’s State Capitol office phone number is (916) 445-2841.
Firearms Policy Coalition (FPC) is a partnership of leading Second Amendment civil rights groups across the nation including California Association of Federal Firearms Licensees (CAL-FFL), The Calguns Foundation (CGF), New Jersey Second Amendment Society (NJ2AS), Florida Carry, Inc. (FCI), West Virginia Citizens Defense League (WVCDL), Hawaii Defense Foundation (HDF), Illinois Carry (IC), and many others, working together to defend and advance our American heritage of lawful gun ownership. Visit www.firearmspolicy.org/donate to donate online and support FPC’s gun rights advocacy programs.
California Association of Federal Firearms Licensees (CAL-FFL) is California’s premier non-profit industry association of, by, and for firearms manufacturers, dealers, collectors, training professionals, shooting ranges, consumers, and others, advancing the interests of its members and the general public through strategic litigation, legislative efforts, education, and outreach. To join or donate to CAL-FFL, please visit www.calffl.org/join.
Californians deserve this. How the hell can you have Feinstein in office for so long and not do a thing about it?
I understand the sentiment but when the good guys are surrounded and out numbered you don’t blame both sides on the battlefield for their defeat.
Yes… Yes you do. One side is stronger, and one side made poor decisions. Research military history.
Don’t forget we also have Darrell Issa (from my district, BTW), who is doing more to fight the Obama administration than anyone in D.C. from what I see. Also, both of the state legislators from my district voted against all the firearms bills.
Don’t lump everyone into the same category. It makes you exactly like the anti-gunners.
Issa is legit! Although Ted Cruz, Rand Paul, and Scott Walker are also heroes of mine. So is Chuck Norris, but he isn’t a politician.
It wouldn’t be fair. No on else would get elected. EVER.
When Chuck Norris was born he roundhouse kicked the doctor in the face – nobody delivers Chuck Norris but Chuck Norris.
So, by your logic Kvjavs, you deserve barry and slow joe.
Bite me Kvjavs. I deserve my god-given, Constitutional rights to not be infringed. Way to lump everyone into the same group…….tool.
Lot of good that Constitution is doing. Keep politely asking the devil to respect you and he’ll keep laughing in your face.
You people kill me, so then what your asking for is Kvjavs to be politically correct which is how we got into this situation. Grow up little babies and get off you dead asses and campaign then, but no you think you’ve done all you can by casting a vote. Time to go to work if you want your country back. Not just bitch
It seems to me that you need to amend California’s constitution since the right to keep and bear arms does not exist in it. SCOTUS ruled that the Second Amendment applies only to Federal action.
You know what really irks me about your statement. Look at where you posted it. Do you honestly think the people that are here, posting in this thread, on this website, are the ones who voted for this?
The people on this site are all allies against this kind of gun grabbing agenda and none of us deserve this.
There are some things in life that trump guns like having a stable job and family. Not all of us can just pack up and run away. Besides if we all just run away they’ll follow us into the next state. Texas cant hold us all.
Cali is the front line and this is where we have to make the first stand. If we lose California its only going to embolden states like NY and NJ.
Couldn’t of said it better myself
Even though I don’t believe California legislatures will care how many petitions are delivered, I wrote, called and emailed because I DO know that they will help if the fight comes to my neck of the woods, but between this group, that group and every other gun rights group asking for donations, I am going flat broke.
Sucks to like guns and live in CA.
wait that’s me Ffffuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu
Well, I guess they’re good on toilet paper at the capitol for a while…
Meh, CA politicians have been wiping their asses with the constitution for years, this is just the latest swipe. Don’t forget, Regan didn’t help much either when he banned open carry. This is simply proof politicians are all rotten, no matter what side of the tree they grow on.
“Sometimes I’ll wipe… and wipe, and wipe, and wipe, still poop, still poop.
It’s like I’m wiping a marker.”
They can do whatever they want regarding guns because there is no RKBA in the CA constitution.
65,000 might as well be zero in the eyes of most politicians. They don’t seem to care about numbers until November. I pray for Californian gun owners, but I don’t think it will help.
Saying a prayer on our behalf is appreiciated. Now let’s both pray for 2014 and 16.
I can’t wait for them to throw my letter away without reading it!
He won’t sign it, he won’t veto it, therefore it will become law.
Mine signature is in there as well. I don’t think it’ll make a difference, but I’ll fight this BS legislation as long as I’m in CA. Heck, I’ll even fight it after I leave this state.
Yup. Mine too, and hit the paypal tip jar. Will make the phone call to Governor too.
Remember, Brown is a canny lawyer, gun-owner, ranch-owner and has disciplined the liberal wing of his own party more than once.
I see a chance for a veto on a couple of these, especially with the NRA lawsuit threat.
Many thanks to those from outside the state who walked the walk, and got in the fight,
vs the trolls and naysayers who can’t resist taking potshots at CA gun-owners/2A supporters, who refuse to give up, despite living among the ignorant majority.
“If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquillity of servitude than the animating contest of freedom, — go from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains sit lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen!””
~ Sam Adams
Epic waste of time and effort – in that state, with that wanker.
These assholes in California are going to do what ever suits their PERSONAL agenda anyway ,but they are still in violation of federal law.Article 18 sub chapter 926 US federal codes.
I’m almost half way to Maine. Thank G-d.
Sent from a cheap(ish) hotel in Oklahoma City.
The CA legislature, much like the DC legislature, will do whatever they please. They don’t have to listen to the people because the districts in the state (and in the nation) are so heavily gerrymandered that their re-election is guaranteed.
Probably, they’ll say: 65K out of how many millions? Pfffffft…. I can “fail to sign” and let it become law, keeping the millions happy (after all, THEY didn’t complain, and I know that means they must support it) and I can feebly say, “Hey, I didn’t sign them!” to shut that poor neanderthal 65K up.
Get the feeling I think those 14 will become law, by hook or by crook, no matter how many voice opposition?
You losers in Cali had better stop voting libtard (democrat). If you didn’t vote libtard, and you live in Cali, you have my sympathy. Elections have consequences, morons. Never vote libtard again. Problem solved.
Is it really BREAKING if I talked about it in Wednesday’s digest?
My name is in that pile of paper somewhere. Not that it’ll likely matter since I’m not in the state, but hey, it didn’t cost me anything, and there’s a slim chance that it might help.
I hope this works… Otherwise I’ll be finding a nice “hole” to keep my rigs.
It seems to me that it is about time that the people of California take up arms in the spirit of the 2A and put rounds on target as soon as the targets are done getting this law passed…. just sayin’
California gun owners do not have the balls to do that. They think a letter writing campaign will be effective or that they can win enough elections to get the votes they need. It is quite pathetic.