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California: SB 249 Pulled From Committee; NSSF Thanks All Gun Owners

NSSF just learned that in response to overwhelming grassroots opposition from law-abiding gun owners and California’s firearms industry members, SB 249 has been pulled from the Assembly Appropriations Committee hearing calendar for Thursday, Aug. 16. This means that the bill is dead for the year! Congratulations to everyone who responded to our legislative alerts and radio ad and called their California state legislators to oppose SB 249, which would have resulted in the unconstitutional confiscation of lawfully purchased rifles that are fully complaint with California’s draconian firearms laws. Without your efforts, this victory would not have been possible.

NSSF also commends the California legislature for recognizing that SB 249 was hastily conceived, and that the legislature has not had an opportunity to fully consider all of the policy implications and impacts the bill would have had, including the severe fiscal impact it would have had on the state’s budget and the serious constitutional problems with the legislation.

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12 Responses to “California: SB 249 Pulled From Committee; NSSF Thanks All Gun Owners”

  1. ramv36

    If you can do it in CA, you can do it anywhere!

  2. Roberto Guerrero

    Unfortunately, they will do it again and again as they usually do in the People’s Socialist Republic of California.

  3. Rnstrait

     As long as Liberal Democrats like Yee are in office he will try again !!!

  4. Noel Horne

    Take away our guns and you take away our freedom. Knee jerk reactions to shooting incidents is an attack on our inalient( sp) right to defend ourselfs from any oppressor!

  5. John in CA

    I’ve been hearing that it hasn’t been pulled from the appropriations committee calendar yet.  The date of the hearing is August 16, 2012.  I wouldn’t let up on the pressure yet.

  6. Kbill1

    Even if it had passed within the year, it would not have taken effect til July2013, so do not let your guard down. Keep emails/letters and whatever else to let them know we do not need this type of gun confiscation. They will be back, rest assured and most likely sneakier than ever. Bill K

  7. Nick Van Fossen

    NRA is saying this is incorrect information.  It has not been pulled yet.  Keep the calls, e-mails, and faxes hitting them!

  8. Bubberrand

    It hasn’t been pulled.  NSSF quit spreading FUD.  It’s still on the schedule for tomorrow.

  9. Chris Griffith

    This is a BOGUS story…. This Bill was NOT pulled. This story needs to be rewritten.

  10. Lobbie

    It may well be, and then it may not be, I wouldn’t put it past them to try and pull something sneaky here. Let’s not ease up on them yet, keep calling, faxing, emailing, and doing anything you can to encourage others to do the same. Don’t let up at all, keep showing them how outraged we are about SB 249, and give them a reason to think a bit more thoroughly before proposing more trash like this bill.

  11. Guest

    Thank you for running awareness ads on KFI

  12. Harvey in CA

    Despite being pulled from the appropriations committee on the 16th, under California law, it could still be brought back under a “rule wavier”) and still get through by August 31 (NRA Members’ Councils of California [nrausmc@earthlink.net]). Not only that, but over the legislative break, you can bet that Leland Yee (the author of this atrocity) will be working on bringing it back! You can get more info here (CALNRA.com). We have to keep up the letters, e-mails, faxes and even telephone calls to step on this completely. Or many of us will have to move our guns to storage out of state.