Friday, September 13, 2013

Three Gun Control Laws Awaiting Governor Brown's Signature

Los Gatos Patch

A bill authored by Assemblywoman Nancy Skinner, D-Berkeley, that would ban kits that convert guns into assault-type weapons was approved in a state Assembly concurrence vote Wednesday and has been sent to Gov. Jerry Brown. 

Assembly Bill 48, which passed by a vote of 43-30, also would make it illegal to buy large-capacity magazines that allow people to fire multiple bullets quickly without reloading. 


Skinner said assault weapons are banned under California law but people can get around that by buying a conversion kit that allows them to take a gun cartridge out and put in a high-capacity magazine that turns a gun into an assault-style weapon. 

AB 48 is the third gun control measure authored or co-authored by Skinner to be sent to Brown for his signature. 

He has until Oct. 13 to sign all three measures. 

On Tuesday, an Assembly concurrence vote approved AB 1131, which would extend the time period a person who makes a credible threat of violence is prohibited from owning firearms from six months to five years. 


Last Friday, legislators approved AB 180, which was co-authored by Skinner and Assemblyman Rob Bonta, D-Oakland, which would pre-empt state law and provide Oakland with additional tools to more strictly regulate the registration and licensing of firearms. 

Skinner's spokeswoman, Tracy Morales, said today that Brown, who formerly served as Oakland's mayor, hasn't indicated whether he will sign the gun control bills. 

10 comments:

  1. Hearing of gun bills going to governor in California isn't much different than hearing the same in jersey or New York State. They can't seem to say no.

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  2. Extraterrestrial CockroachSeptember 13, 2013 at 8:29 AM

    Have you ever wanted to experience the vibrant culture of liberal utopia that exists and thrives on the other side of the 38th parallel, but just couldn't make the trip? Ever wanted to be one with the drones-I mean "enlightened workers" who worship the prosperity brought by the Great Successor, but your escape to freedom was stopped by the evil capitalists on the other side of the DMZ?

    Well worry no more, as the Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea will be opening a new resort colony (complete with hordes of freedom hating minions and a Dear Leader size debt crisis) right at home in California! So grab your Little red book and leave the food and head right over the the new People's Paradise, DPRKalifornia!

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    1. Yeah, that makes sense. California is just like North Korea.

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  3. TS, I feel for you, brother. The free states of the Union haven't forgotten you.

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    1. Thanks. It's bad over here, and it will continue to get worse. The antis need a dog to kick. At least some of the worst pieces of billshit didn't make it through: reneg of the 10+ magazine ban grandfather clause, Yee's "bullet button" ban, and a few others are tabled. I'm still awaiting confirmation on the fate of the semi-auto rifle ban (their admission that 'military features' don't mean squat).

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    2. Eventually, California and the rest of the country will have far stricter gun laws than anything you've seen so far. And you know the funny part, You'll still be in business, TS. The strictest laws will still allow you to enjoy your gun ownership, but you'll be constrained by law to be responsible. If you already are, the change will be minimal.

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  4. That's some damn good news Mike. California leads the nation. Kits for converting rifles? Large capacity magazines? Why in the name of God should these things be legal? Utter insanity.

    Failed liberal state, isn't that what you called us once, Greg? Eighth largest economy in the world. You should be so lucky. We don't even need guns in California. It's everything the 16th century Spaniards were hoping to find. Just got home from the beach. First time in my entire life I was caught in a riptide. A surfer rescued me.

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    1. Why should those things be legal? Perhaps because there are lots of legitimate uses that harm no one. Perhaps because in the free states of the Union, we have no problem with them.

      But yes, given your budget mess, your referendum process, and your legislature that can't pass anything sensible even with the help of a lithotripter and a box of Ex-lax, I do call California a failed state.

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    2. Begging the Colonel's pardon, sir. I just remembered that it was a libertarian acquaintance with the handle, "Silverfiddle," who characterized California as such. I owe you an apology.

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    3. Do you know what an "assault weapon conversion kit is"? A plastic grip would be an example. If you stick that grip on a "regular" rifle, it turns into an assault weapon of mass destruction. Is it really insane to not ban a grip by itself?

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