Fishing Tackle Ban

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Assemblymember Bill Quirk has introduced AB2787 that will make it impossible to purchase lead fishing weights and sinkers that are approximately 1.75 ounces or less. Widely considered “a solution in search of a problem,” the proposed legislation will hurt California anglers without protecting California fish and wildlife. In fact, as fishing license sales decline due to increased cost, money spent on conservation programs around the state will drop. Click here to sign the petition. Information received from: https://keepamericafishing.org
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Assembly Bill 3199

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Introduced by Assembly member Chris Holden on February 16, 2018, AB 3199 would prohibit certain charitable organizations from raffling off firearms. Full text of the bill can be accessed here. The bill has been read twice, passed in the assembly to the Government Organizations committee on March 21, 2018.  It is still active in the Assembly and will move through to the Senate before final approval.  It will then move on to our Governor to either sign or veto. If this passes, it will directly impact how we fundraise! We urge you to contact your representatives!!!
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Modern Fish Act

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The Modern Fish Act aims to improve access to America's federal waters and promotes the conservation of natural marine resources.  The bill is designed to provide federal managers with the tools to effectively manage 11 million recreational saltwater anglers in a different way than commercial fishermen. The Act was approved in December by the House Natural Resources Committee as part of HR 200. The Senate version, S 1520, was approved by the Commerce Committee in February. This is great news for recreational fishermen!
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Gun-Related Bills in Legislature

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There are a number of bills in the California Legislature that can impact our second amendment rights.  We recommend contacting your representatives and encouraging them to oppose/support the following bills: OPPOSE Assembly Bill 3- Would raise the age to purchase firearms and ammunition to 21.  (Passed the Assembly and referred to the Senate Public Safety Committee) Assembly Bill 1927 - Allows a person in California to voluntarily add his or her name to the California Do Not Sell List through an internet based platform. Assembly Bill 2103 - Adds certain requirements to already mandated training courses for individuals who obtain a concealed carry license. Senate Bill 1346 - Expands current prohibition on multi burst triggers to include bump stocks. SUPPORT Assembly Bill 986 - Would reduce hunting license fees for veterans. Assembly Bill…
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H.R. 2810

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President Trump recently signed H.R. 2810, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018 (NDAA) into law.  Included in the law is a provision that would require military surplus M1911 and M1911A1 pistols (1911s) to be made available for sale to the public.  The military has nearly 100,000 1911s in storage, at the expense of American taxpayers. In 2015, President Obama authorized the Secretary of Defense to transfer up to 10,000 1911s per year to the Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) for public sale.  However, no transfers were made while Obama was in the White House. The 2018 NDAA establishes a mandatory pilot program where 8,000-10,000 1911s be transferred to CMP for public sale in 2018.  Dependent on the outcome of the 2018 program, the Secretary of Defense may then…
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Gun Law Review

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2017 Theft/loss reporting January 1 When it became a crime to falsely report a firearm has been lost or stolen and July 1 requires that the theft or loss of a firearm must be reported to law enforcement within five days. Lending firearms January 1 When it became illegal, with limited exceptions, to loan guns to anyone outside of immediate family members Large-capacity magazine restrictions July 1 When it became illegal, with limited exceptions, to possess magazines capable of holding more than 10 rounds Assault weapon restrictions January 1 Start date for the new definition of “assault weapon” DOJ revising definitions and holding public hearing January 8, 2018 in Sacramento. December 31 Deadline to register a newly designated assault weapon with the state.   2018 Ammunition restrictions January 1 Start date…
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