Editorial More Kalifornia Madness – act quickly if you’re going to David Reeder July 1, 2016 Kalifornia Governor Jerry Brown is apparently going to take legislative action on firearms today before departing on a family vacation in Italy. A number of gun-restriction bills were sent to the Governor’s office yesterday by anti-gun members (Gipson, Santiago, Levine, and others) of the California state congress. All of them are anti-gun, all impose on no one but honest and law-abiding firearm owners and none of them will prevent gun violence. What a surprise. There’s even talk of “ghost guns.” Among the dozen or so measures he’ll be reviewing today — in fact, in about an hour of this writing — is SB1235, which if enacted would create an ammunition buyer database that requires background checks for ammunition purchases and track how much ammunition someone buys. Remember the clown you see in the picture above? He’s responsible for SB1235. “[Referring to the murders in Orlando] The killer sprayed that nightclub with bullets. How could someone filled with so much hate have such easy access to ammunition?” Senator Kevin De Leon Another would limit you to the purchase of just one rifle per month, including private purchases from an individual. This is troubling on several levels, not least because they’re playing fast and loose with the legislative process. AB1135, for instance, is an expansion of the definition of assault weapon. When this bill was first proposed it was to establish a Kings River Groundwater Sustainability agency. AB1511 would prevent you from loaning someone your gun; it used to be about energy conservation. Among the proposed measures: AB 1135 (Levine) Firearms: assault weapons – Expand the definition of assault weapons based on whether a semiautomatic firearm has a detachable magazine, banning thousands of popular firearms AB 1511 (Santiago) Firearms: lending – Make it illegal to loan a firearm to a person who is personally known to you (except for family members with restrictions) AB 1673 (Gipson) Firearms: unfinished frame or receiver – Expand the definition of a firearm to partially finished frames and receivers (no definition of what this means) and require their registration AB 1674 (Santiago) Firearms: transfers – Make it illegal to buy or receive more than one firearm in any 30 day period AB 1695 (Bonta) Firearms: false reports – Expand the definition of a firearm to partially finished frames and receivers (no definition of what this means) and require their registration SB 880 (Hall) Firearms: assault weapons – Expand the definition of assault weapons based on whether a semiautomatic firearm has a detachable magazine, banning thousands of popular firearms SB 894 (Jackson) Firearms: lost or stolen: reports – Make it a crime not to report lost and stolen firearms to law enforcement SB 1235 (de Leon) Ammunition – Require authorization to buy ammunition and track what and how much ammunition each person buys, creating a database of ammunition purchasers SB 1446 (Hancock) Firearms: magazine capacity – Make it illegal to possess magazines that can hold more than 10 rounds no matter how long a person has owned them Contact Governor Brown’s office to indicate your opposition to these measures and protest the Legislature’s procedural abuse. Mailing address: Governor Jerry Brown c/o State Capitol, Suite 1173 Sacramento, CA 95814 Phone: (916) 445-2841 Fax: (916) 558-3160 E-mail: https://govnews.ca.gov/gov39mail/mail.php. A form will appear for you to make your comments. Learn more by reading this article on California Capital Public Radio or this one on the LA Times. Explore RECOILweb:Memorial Day 2012[SHOT Show 2017] Media Day at the Range - SHOT Show 2017 Constant CoverageThe CARNIVORE Hunter Games by RECOILSureFire EB1 Backup LED Flashlight NEXT STEP: Download Your Free Target Pack from RECOILFor years, RECOIL magazine has treated its readers to a full-size (sometimes full color!) shooting target tucked into each big issue. Now we've compiled over 50 of our most popular targets into this one digital PDF download. From handgun drills to AR-15 practice, these 50+ targets have you covered. Print off as many as you like (ammo not included). Click here to get IMMEDIATE ACCESS to a digital PDF of this target pack!