The California State Legislature has passed a package of gun control bills that have lately been dubbed “gunpocalypse.”
Here’s the rundown of what they just sent to Governor Jerry Brown’s desk:
SB 880 (Hall): Bans common and constitutionally protected firearms that have magazine locking devices.
SB 894 (Jackson): Re-victimizes victims by criminalizing the failure to report lost and stolen firearms.
SB 1235 (de Leon): Now competes with Gavin Newsom’s Safety for All Act/Ammo Ban.
SB 1446 (Hancock): Confiscation of lawfully acquired, standard capacity ammunition feeding devices.
AB 857 (Cooper): Forced “Ghost Gun” registration.
AB 1135 (Levine): Bans common and constitutionally protected firearms that have magazine locking devices.
AB 1511 (Santiago): Bans the loaning of firearms.
AB 1673 (Gipson): Redefines “firearms” to include items that are not firearms.
AB 1674 (Santiago): Bans buying more than one firearm within a 30-day period.
AB 1695 (Bonta): Makes some non-violent misdemeanors punishable by prohibitions on owning firearms.
AB 2607 (Ting): Dramatically expands who can request a Gun Violence Restraining order [to include co-workers, employers, mental health professionals and employees of high schools and colleges].
Here’s the worst part. In 48 hours, Governor Brown is scheduled to go out of the state. That means that Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom will take over as Acting Governor in Brown’s absence.
If the name Newsom rings a bell, it should. He is the one backing the major gun control ballot initiatives in California this year. Newsom is considerably more anti-gun than Brown is.
If Jerry Brown does not sign or veto these bills, then the Lt. Governor will have the power to do so.
What a horrible day for gun rights in America…