Word on the street is that Governor Gavin Newsom is organizing a press conference to announce his signature on a pack of super nasty anti-gun bills. And this is supposedly taking place on Friday, two days quick of his Sunday deadline of October 13, 2019.
According to the national weblog PoliticalWire.Com, announcing “news” on a Friday is absolutely nothing much more than an “attempt to prevent media scrutiny” which media insiders refer to as a “Friday news dump.” It is such a “thing” that the well-known tv show The West Wing devoted an episode to the method named “take out the trash day.” It was a “issue” back in the course of the show’s heyday and in spite alterations in how news is transmitted right now, it is nevertheless a “issue” in genuine-life 2019.
Understanding this bit of broadcasting know-how, why then would everyone as media-hungry as Gavin Newsom strategy a news conference on a Friday? Any individual who desires leading-of-the-line press coverage knows the greatest outcomes come from a Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday announcement – the premier days to get a story out. Given that the media is much more than eager to lap up Newsom’s “gun violence” hokum, this is curious. Our governor has been on an anti-gun rant for as extended as he’s been in the public eye (notice the term “public service” was not made use of) – he’s accomplished a very good job elbowing his way to the front of the gun-grabber line. He’s been capable to bump aside such fellow leftists as State Senators Kevin De Leon (former) and Anthony Portantino.
That mentioned, the Friday news dump is intriguing. His poll numbers are not what he anticipated, so that might be why, but who knows for particular. Jerry Brown had a tendency to do the similar issue. That becoming mentioned, on the other hand, even if some are beneath the naive illusion that Newsom is waiting to sign (or veto) these bills mainly because he’s been engaged in some deep policy believed, assume once more. We are beneath no such misconception. He’s in an eternal partnership with a a rabid legislature that is keen on destroying the twond Amendment. We are waiting to hear what action he will take (see list and our commentary under), but fervently think with each and every signature, Newsom will have busted the door open for much more legal challenges. His unquenchable drive to drown the Constitution and the Bill of Rights will not come about with no a robust fight from Gun Owners of California.
AB 879 / Gipson [D]
Needs the sale of firearm “precursor parts” (person components that can be made use of to assemble a comprehensive firearm) to be performed by or processed by way of a licensed firearm “precursor component vendor.” This bill will have no conceivable influence on gun crimes it will merely make it much more tricky for law abiding gun owners to obtain the components necessary to update, customize or repair the guns they legally possess.
AB 893 / Gloria [D]
Prohibits the sale of firearms and ammunition at the Del Mar Fairgrounds in San Diego in signing this bill the Governor is defying the court that ruled public venues can’t be selective in deciding which legal activities can be permitted to use state owned facilities. Plus, there is zero proof that violence is escalated at gun shows.
AB 1297 / McCarty [D]
Needs the neighborhood licensing authority to improve charges on the issuance for CCW permits. This is a punitive and incredibly precise private jab at neighborhood sheriffs who are prepared to concern CCW permits with no charging a fortune or (rhetorically speaking) requiring applicants to surrender their firstborn.
AB 1669 / Bonta [D]
Doubles the charge for buying a firearm funds can be made use of for purposes not associated to background checks – the purpose the charge was initially established.
SB 61 / Portantino [D]
This bill prohibits people from buying much more than one particular gun (of any type) per month. With no query, this bill will have the most adverse influence on California’s gun owners and will have the least influence on gun crime in California. Gun Owners has regularly supported efforts to protect against the flow of illegal firearms, but there is no information suggesting somebody who purchases two guns a month – or 3 guns for that matter – is a danger to society or engaging in illicit activity.
SB 136 / Wiener [D]
This bill deletes the law which imposes an extra one‑year term for each and every prior separate prison term or county jail felony term. This is one particular bill that reveals just how hypocritical the Legislature is: they want to curb so-named “gun violence” but are much more than prepared to decrease the sentences of felons who commit crimes with you guessed it: a gun.
SB 172 / Portantino [D]
SB 172 mandates that everyone convicted of the unsafe storage of a gun to drop their rights to possess a firearm for a period of ten years also locations unreasonable normal for senior wellness care facilities relating to resident firearm storage. This is a clear Constitutional violation of one’s twond Amendment rights.
SB 376 / Portantino [D]
This bill locations unwarranted restrictions on how a lot of firearm transfers an person can conduct per year ahead of becoming classified as a dealer. This is but one more obstacle thrown in the path of the law abiding.