|The anti-gun, anti-hunting fanatics have managed to move two bills through the Legislature in California, and on to Governor Davis' desk. AB 35 and a look-alike bill SB 52 await the governor's signature or veto. It's not too late contact Governor Davis right after you read this article!
What these bills will mean if turned into law:
"This will give California one of the strongest handgun safety licenses in the country," Luis Tolley, Western Director of the gun ban lobby formally known as HCI is quoted as saying.
As the Legislature wrapped up the first half of the 2001/02 session, two measures, AB 35 (Shelley) and SB 52 (Scott), passed out of both Houses with a bare majority and are now on Governor Davis' desk. Despite the fact that both bills have been altered significantly, and any mention of licensing has been removed to include "certificate," it is vital that hunters, gun-owners, friends and family contact Governor Davis (D) and ask him to veto these dangerous proposals.
Key provisions in AB 35 and SB 52 that remain of grave concern are the removal of the exemptions for licensed hunters and retired veterans from the requirement to obtain the Handgun Safety Certificate, formerly called the Basic Firearms Safety Certificate (BFSC). Those individuals who have served our country courageously, as well as those who have undergone hunter safety courses, will be required to take a written test, demonstrate safe handling procedures, and give a thumbprint before receiving permission to purchase a handgun. In addition to the increased regulations, the shelf life of the certificate is only five years, in comparison to the current BFSC, which is good for life.
October 14 is the deadline for Governor Davis to either veto, sign, or allow to become law the legislation currently before him. It is vital that you contact the Governor Davis' office as soon as possible and request his veto of AB 35 and SB 52 and ask him to stand with retired veterans, licensed hunters, and law enforcement in opposition to these bills, (Telephone numbers are listed below). Thank you!
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They Attacked Your Rights!
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