State legislature to hear bills that limit gun and ammunition sales

Posted at 1:34 PM, Jun 14, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-14 21:17:19-04

The California Legislature will hear the most anti-gun bills it’s heard in one day, on Tuesday, according to the Firearms Policy Coalition.

The bills are spread out over both houses and three different committees. According to the FCP, “Gunpocalypse” is in it's second round.

Here's a list of the bills being heard:

Bills to be heard in the Assembly include:

·        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): Restrictions on ammunition purchases, creates a DOJ database of ammunition owners.

·        SB 1407 (de Leon): Retroactively requires serial numbers to be placed on firearms dating back at least 50 years.

·        SB 1446 (Hancock): Confiscation of lawfully acquired, standard capacity ammunition feeding devices.

·        SB 1006 (Wolk):  University of California taxpayer funding for gun control research. (This bill will be heard the same day in the Assembly Committee on Higher Education.)


Bills to be heard in the Senate include:


·        AB 1664 (Levine): Bans common and constitutionally protected firearms that have magazine locking devices.

·        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): Creates a new non-violent misdemeanor that leads to a firearms prohibition.

·        AB 2607 (Ting): Dramatically expands who can request a “Gun Violence Restraining Order”. 

The bills are separate from the "Safety For All" ballot initiative. Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom created the initiative with the same intention.

"With 150 school shootings since Newtown and many more mass shootings devastating communities across our state and nation, it is time to say enough is enough," Newsom said. "The Safety for All initiative will save lives by making it much harder for dangerous people to get guns and ammunition in California."

FCP fired back saying these bills are a, "push to turn the law-abiding into overnight criminals."