California Governor Signs Draconian Gun Control Package into Law

by NRA-ILA  |  published on July 2, 2016

California Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law on Friday a package of gun bills that were rushed through the state legislature with no regard for proper process. The National Rifle Association Institute for Legislative Action (NRA-ILA) released the following statement in reaction:

“Gov. Jerry Brown today signed a draconian gun control package that turns California’s law-abiding gun owners into second-class citizens. The governor and legislature exploited a terrorist attack to push these measures through even though the state’s already restrictive laws did nothing to stop the attack in San Bernadino,” said Amy Hunter, California spokesperson for NRA-ILA. “These bills make no one safer, they only add another layer of laws that criminals will continue to break. The National Rifle Association is prepared to pursue all options moving forward – legal, legislative and political.”

Here’s a summary of Brown’s actions:

SIGNED BOTH- Assembly Bill 1135 and Senate Bill 880 would make changes of monumental scale to California’s firearm laws by reclassifying hundreds of thousands of legally owned semi-automatic rifles as “assault weapons.” This legislation effectively outlaws magazine locking devices, more commonly known as “bullet buttons”.These areconstitutionally protected firearms that have no association with crime. These changes would happen quickly with great individual costs to many gun owners and without public notice. Governor Brown vetoed similar legislation in 2013.

  • John Wirts

    Why are we allowing them to pass more anti-gun laws, who really knows how many anti-gun laws are on the books? How many of these laws are ACTUALLY FUNDED AND ENFORCED????? My Guess is NONE! Yet when a gun crime is committed THE GUN IS BLAMED!!!! Cars kill more people every year then guns! yet I have yet to hear a cry to ban those DANGEROUS CARS!
    I HAVE 2 requests, 1) fund and enforce all laws fully(no exemptions for anyone!). If guns are the problem all armed security for politicians must be disbanded and their members transferred to law enforcement, no special exemption for any politician to own, carry a firearm, nor have any right to hire or be assigned armed security. (2) Any law that is not fully funded and enforced is automatically revolked(any law that is not funded “due to budget constraints” is revoked automatically, to reenstate it must require a new bill introduction, with Constitutional authority, amount and source of funding required to submit the bill.

  • Mys77

    This is what is known as California stupid!

  • Born in the South and proud

    Bunch of ass h* liberals that want to make every one defenceless and will use any dirty trick or terrorist act to do so. If Ca. citizens don’t need guns or any way to defend themselves. Then all the politicians, entertainers etc need to disarm all the body guards and fire them. Surely in a state so well protected by wonderful gun laws, bodyguards are not required. I can just see it now, all the crooks and gangs lining up to turn in their illegal guns because Brown and the nut circus says they are illegal weapons. Need to open a weapon shop in Ca. selling chain link armor, battle axes, spears and shields. Why would any one want to live in funny land is beyond me. Maybe we need to take up a collection and hire couple million of those “Undocumented workers” that CA. is so proud of. Have them dig a huge ditch around the state. Maybe it will float off or we could just pull Great Britain in reverse and expel the state

  • SDofAZ

    Bet Jerry still has his protection surrounding him. Hypocrite and dem lemming. CA was already a NO GO ZONE in my opinion. The dem libs are isolating themselves with this lousy CA governor. What use to be a good state has become a haven for libs and dems. Hope they are prepared for what is gonna happen repeatedly where targets are plentiful for the criminal and terrorist as well.

  • Owen Grant

    We have known for years that the law will not protect us. Now they are passing laws to stop us from protecting ourselves!

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  • USNavyPatriot

    Liberal cock-suckers like Twit Jerry Brown are disarming the means for law abiding citizens to protect themselves. Chicago and Baltimore, as well as European countries, have proven that these unconstitutional laws ONLY produce soft targets! And criminals are applauding these morons that make crime with their guns less risky.

  • Francisco J. Miyares Sr.


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