There were a couple of great articles in the San Luis Obispo Tribune this week, and we want to make sure you saw them. Guns #1 - What California's New Gun Laws Mean for Hunters, Target Shooters written by Jeremy White at the Sacramento Bee, published in the Tribune on Sunday, July 10th. Guns #2 - Focusing the Approach to Gun Safety from the Sacramento Bee published in the Tribune on Sunday, July 10th. The issues we are facing as hunters, target shooters, gun owners, and American citizens is quite scary. We cannot stress to you enough how import it is to educate yourselves on these gun control issues.
We have tried to explain each bill and it's time for implementation. Some are very complex and will require the Department of Justice to create new systems to accommodate the required data. The flyer for informing gun owners of gun safety will be quite expensive to implement. Our guess is while signed implementation might be difficult and time consuming at best and might get delayed or modified. Also, the NRA and CPRA may bring about law suits. We'll keep you posted. Click here for the Gun Bills Explained.
As part of California's ban on the use of traditional ammunition for hunting, Phase 2 of the nonleaded ammunition implementation process will begin tomorrow. Per the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, "Effective July 1, 2016, nonlead shot will be required when taking upland game birds with a shotgun, except for dove, quail, snipe, and any game birds taken on licensed game bird clubs. In addition, nonlead shot will be required when using a shotgun to take resident small game mammals, furbearing mammals, nongame mammals, nongame birds, and any wildlife for depredation purposes." This is the second of three phases. The final phase, effective July 1, 2019, will require the use of nonleaded ammunition for ALL hunting in California. *Information received from nssf.org.
Below is a list of all the anti-firearm bills that were PASSED today: AB 1664 (Levine & Ting): AB 1664 would extend the definition of an assault weapon to include all semi-automatic rifles and pistols with a removable magazine and that use “bullet button”. For example, an AR-15 would be included in this.AB 1673 (Gipson): AB 1673 would take the definition of a firearm and extend to it include any unfinished frames or receivers that can be converted into a weapon. This bill could make any object that is associated with a firearm subject to the same regulations that apply to firearms. AB 1674 (Santiago): AB 1674 would add to the current restrictions that are placed on an individual in regards to how many firearms they can purchase in a 30 day period. Current law states that only one handgun…