As you may know, the 2009-2010 legislative session ended on August 31st, at midnight. As a fellow supporter of our Second Amendment right to bear arms, I wanted to be sure and keep you updated on a few important bills that we were all watching this session.
FAILED: AB 1810, which would require California residents to register their shotguns and rifles in addition to their handguns, and would require law enforcement to permanently keep records of anyone who buys a gun from a dealer or an individual.
Though this bill passed out of the Assembly, the Senate failed to gain enough votes of support before the 12:00am deadline.
More Information: http://blogs.sacbee.com/capitolalert...n-and-rif.html
FAILED: AB 1934, which would make it an offense to carry firearms openly in holsters.
This bill went through many revisions. Though it initially passed out of the Assembly and then the Senate with amendments, the Assembly failed to approve these amendments before the 12:00am deadline.
More Information: http://www.sacbee.com/2010/09/01/299...-acrimony.html
FAILED: AB 2223, which would prohibit the possession or use of any shotgun shell loaded with anything other than nontoxic shot when hunting.
This bill passed through the Assembly but failed to get through the Senate Natural Resources and Water Committee.
I want to extend my deepest gratitude to all of you who continue to fight for our 2nd amendment rights. It is because of your support and resolve that we were able to rally to defeat these harmful proposals. It is outrageous that these kinds of bills are even being considered. We need to focus our efforts on strengthening the economy and creating jobs, not punishing and regulating law abiding citizens.
Please continue to spread the word and educate others when our basic rights are challenged. Together, we can prevail. I will not give up the fight to protect our basic rights and I hope you will also continue this cause. Thank you for your support.
It is an honor to serve you.
Assemblyman Curt Hagman