YOUR RIGHTS TO SELF-DEFENSE ARE UNDER FIRE!

YOUR RIGHTS TO SELF-DEFENSE ARE UNDER FIRE!

Though we lost the bill at the capitol we are not giving up. You can find the CalGuns legal opinion here: http://www.calgunsfoundation.org/resources/downloads/file/53-davis-cgf-ab-144-analysis-a-faqs.html

Find and hold your legislators responsible here:

Long gun carry is still legal and so are many other ways to carry handguns if you fall in an exempted situation. Airguns may also be purchased and carried both handgun and long gun styles.

When in doubt there is locked unloaded concealed carry.

Stay tuned for updates and never compromise on our gun rights. Giving up one right will never lead to bettering others it will only open the way to greater impact against our rights.


Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Call to ACTION! Oppose AB 144 before the vote.

AB 144 will be heard either on a Monday or a Thursday. Soonest next week will be Thursday since there is only a Tuesday session where not enough members will be present.

This bill will be heard when all members are present to vote so it could be a week or so before that happens. DeLeon or Hancock will present AB 144 and I would anticipate that the presentations will not be fair and instead be filled with as much deception as AB 144.




It is imperative that you contact your state Senator TODAY and urge him or her to OPPOSE AB 144. The time is drawing near, we need all who see this to make that call, send that fax…*BE HEARD!* The Senators need you to oppose this bill today before it hits a floor vote in the next week.


AB144 is:
1.Removing protections of the people
2.Allowing the bad guys the upper hand against law abiding citizens
3.Another chip at the rights of responsible California citizens


Senator Blakeslee

State Capitol, Room 4070
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: (916) 651-4015
Fax: (916) 445-8081


Senator Pavley

State Capitol, Room 4035
Phone: (916) 651-4023
Fax: (916) 324-4823
Sacramento, CA 95814

Senator Price

State Capitol, Room 2057
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: (916) 651-4026
Fax: (916) 445-8899

Senator Vargas

State Capitol, Room 3092
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: (916) 651-4040
Fax: (916) 327-3522

Senator Corbett

State Capitol, Room 313
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone :(916) 651-4010
Fax: (916) 327-2433

Additional reasons to oppose this bill can be found:
http://www.examiner.com/gun-rights-in-oakland/ab-144-californi-a-paradigm-of-political-corruption

http://www.examiner.com/gun-rights-in-oakland/impassioned-portantino-can-t-get-his-facts-straight-with-ab-144

http://www.examiner.com/gun-rights-in-oakland/the-case-for-open-carry-california

www.CA2A.us

http://www.nraila.org/Legislation/Read.aspx?ID=6958
(VIA NRA)
It is imperative that you contact your state Senator TODAY and urge him or her to OPPOSE AB 144.

The language of AB 144 is back for a second consecutive year. This year it was introduced by anti-gun state Assemblyman Anthony Portantino. AB 144 is a clear demonstration of the irrational “gun-phobia” that so often drives our opponents. Anti-gun politicians in the legislature are not satisfied that law-abiding Californian’s are almost completely denied the right to carry; they also want to ban the open carrying of unloaded guns.

This bill is a knee-jerk reaction by anti-gun legislators to punish citizens for engaging in the legal act of openly carrying an unloaded handgun. In reality, the open carrying of firearms by law-abiding citizens is a result of California’s unfair concealed carry law, which allow citizens from some counties to received a permit to carry, while their neighbors in the next county are denied that basic right for political, not public safety, reasons.

Rather than place more restrictions on the right of self-defense for law-abiding Californians, the legislature should instead take steps to ensure that all citizens of the Golden State are treated equally by enacting a statewide “shall-issue” Right-to-Carry law, with clear standards for the issuance of a carry permit that all counties must follow.

Please call AND e-mail your state Senator TODAY and urge him or her to OPPOSE AB 144. For contact information or help identifying your state Senator, please click HERE.

Please take a moment to forward this alert to your family, friends and fellow gun owners. The state Senate needs to hear opposition on this bill from ALL Californians.


Others to contact:

Senator Corbett

Phone: (916) 651-4010

Fax: (916) 327-2433

Elaine Kontominas Alquist

Phone: (916) 651-4013

Fax: (916) 324-0283

Noreen Evans

Phone: 916-651-4002
Fax: 916-323-6958

Ed Hernandez

Phone: (916) 651-4024
Fax: (916) 445-0485

Carol Liu

Phone: (916) 651-4021
Fax: (916) 324-7543

Gloria Negrete McLeod

Phone: (916) 651-4032
Fax: (916) 445-0128

Michael Rubio

Phone: (916) 651-4016
Fax: (916) 327-5989

Lois Wolk

Phone: (916) 651-4005
Fax: (916) 323-2304

Christine Kehoe

Phone: (916) 651-4039
Fax: (916) 327-2188

Ted Lieu

Phone: (916) 651-4028
Fax: (916) 323-6056

Mark DeSaulnier

Phone: (916) 651-4007
Fax: (916) 445-2527

Alex Padilla

Phone: 916-651-4020

Fax: 916-324-6645

Joseph S. Simitian

Phone: (916) 651-4011
Fax: (916) 323-4529






Sunday, June 26, 2011

SB 427 Creating Victims out of Law Abiding through Ammo Registration




Ammo Registration Video 3

Right now there is a bill that would cause ammunition to be registered. The claim by author Senator De Leon is it will reduce crime by taking guns out of the hands of criminals. SB 427 and SB 124 will create a new unintended consequence through public records by displaying names, ID#, DOB and addresses so criminals can figure out exactly who has guns and what caliber of guns they have.

Attached is a low quality video when I made a purchase 6/26/2011 at Sports Authority in Concord, CA where they are ready for the change in the law. Please tell me these books are not just identity theft ready to happen. Criminals do not practice so purchase little to no ammunition. Most ranges require identification which prevents practice by the bad guys.



Friday, June 24, 2011

AB 144 hits a bypass 28.8 rule and will go to Senate Floor Thursday

Despite the fiscal issues, the Senate Appropriations Committee has set AB 144 to be bypassed by Senate Appropriations. This means the costs that are reimbursable to the state were not found in this bill yet we disagree.


Currently AB 144 is unstable and, as many of you recognize, unconstitutional. In a time of fiscal crisis in our state, we should not pass laws that divert funds away from cities, schools, and local services. AB 144 reduces prosecution of more serious offenses by jamming up the courts unnecessarily with individuals that carry for self-defense. In essence, this bill has recreated the wheel by reenacting laws that have been shot down by the courts.

AB 144 claims to be a "fix" to a loophole yet it ends up not being a fix at all but instead furthering loosening of the screws that were already rusty and falling apart.

Currently, firearms laws are so complex that many have prosecution difficulties. Some District Attorneys in California have announced an intentional reduction of prosecutions or to drop charges based on constitutional concerns brought forth by the June McDonald ruling. Even our current Governor, Jerry Brown, voiced the need to incorporate the 2nd amendment into California when he filed his Amicus brief under the McDonald ruling (link to Amicus brief --> HERE ).

There are so many loopholes to AB 144 that most open carriers will become exempted from the open carry law. Part of the 29 exemptions will allow for open carry on all private property, including all meeting locations of open carry, and the new law will cause lots of confusion for law enforcement. Portantino's office calls this the "A-B exemption"

Law Enforcement have been fully trained in open carry over the past few years. If training took 3 years for the current open carry laws, then AB 144 will take much longer to train law enforcement on exemptions and mapping of all locations. Law enforcement dispatch will be called frequently by those believing open carry is banned under AB 144, however it may not be for the person walking around if certain situations, locations or exemptions apply. With AB 144, there will be no way to identify whether the individual is exempt without arrest and courts since there are no standards set forth to identify exempted individuals.

Open Carry, in it's current form, is plagued with mapping of locations and prohibited areas which is meant to discourage unpermitted carry. Adding a ban on open carry in the way it is written will require all law enforcement to be provided with parcel maps identifying public from private property. Currently, most shopping centers, restaurants, and adjacent parking areas not within public buildings, are considered private property. To travel unrestricted would require persons open carrying to live in counties such as Napa County where open carry laws do not apply.

If this open carry laws is not really a ban, then what does it do?
  • It will restrict carry on public sidewalks and streets in some counties. Exempted counties will be 31 counties including Napa County
  • Will restrict individual groups who have school zones exemptions (PC626.9) to remain only near and around schools while on public streets.
  • Will confuse and create problems for hunters by creating issues related to where the restricted paths are. (Current exemption is not strong enough to prevent prosecution. Dirt paths are considered roads which are difficult to identify)
  • Will create special training requirements for law enforcement
  • Will cause County Supervisors to divert funding from scarce resources such as schools, police departments and cities.
  • AB 144 will reduce the number of more serious offenses prosecuted and allow more serious offenders free due to violations of speedy trials.
  • It will create added burdens to already overburdened courts and public defender offices currently working on reduced hours.
  • It will create a gamut of false arrests for those who may be exempt in some way. These false arrests will include gun confiscations that require use of the Department of Justice resources to return firearms once the participant is cleared.
  • Adds to felony convictions through creation of alternate felonies (99-00 AB 491 Scott) and loaded firearm felonies when accidentally stumbling across prohibited areas. [Loaded open carry is not prohibited in unincorporated territory (People vs Knight) (except where discharge of a firearm is prohibited by law - any discharge prohibition triggers the loaded prohibition in state law) PC12031]
Currently, Open Carry generates few calls to police. Of the calls that are made, dispatch of officers is rare. Most daily open carriers may have their firearm inspected 1-2 times a year, due to normal run ins. This year, one of the event organizers in Northern California has reported no law enforcement encounters at scheduled open carry events since last year. During the blood/ toy drive in November 2010, law enforcement was seen driving through the shopping center, but only stopped to tell protesters to stop blocking doorways and a second time to tell protesters to stop impeding traffic (protesters were Brady Campaign members)

One of the most publicized events was set up by Nor Cal Open Carry in Walnut Creek, California. Approximately 20-30 open carriers, 30-40 spectators, and media came to downtown Walnut Creek. Police incident reports, pulled for 2 hours before and 2 hours after the event, revealed no calls to law enforcement. Last year, 4 months worth of event police logs were pulled via public records and submitted to the capitol. The event logs revealed a single call which was an advisory to police call, not a citizen call (logs submitted under 2010 AB 1934)

Fixing the open carry laws to address identified issues is far different than what is written in AB 144, since this far there have been no identified issues to address. If open carry created any community concerns, these would be used and documented by police and anti-gun organizations such as Legal Community Against Violence or the Brady Groups.

Defense of life is essential to the freedoms we enjoy. AB 144 at Assembly Public Safety was argued to be unconstitutional, yet passed though with expectations of revisions to resolve these concerns. So far, constitutional issues remain since carry of firearms is a right guaranteed to the people not to be infringed on by the state. The 2nd Amendment is a right of the people, for the people.

If government wishes for the people to be involved, then they must treat the people with respect and dignity instead of going after those who go out of their way to abide by the law, such as the open carriers. Government should instead target those who target law abiding citizens for personal or political gains. These acts of terrorism, and attacks against law abiding must be stopped.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Gun Rights Pictures for California

I will be flying to TN in late July to do some gun rights photography for California. I need to know ideas like at this site: www.a-human-right.com

These pics will be geared toward CA defense of our rights. Donations would be appreciated to help with costs, those who contribute at least $25 will have access to all pics once complete (early).











Tuesday, June 14, 2011

AB 144 Senate Appropriations Hearing 6/27 9:30 am

Time
June 27 · 9:30am - 12:30pm

Location
CA State Capitol Room 3191



More Info
I would like to see others argue any found fiscal issues with this bill that would be a non-local expense. Show up and show your opposition.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

AB 144 Passes Committee and now will move to Appropriations.

AB 144 Passes Senate Public Committee 4 to 2 in favor and now will move to Senate Appropriations.