In California, More Bad Gun Bills Are Now Law

We wish we had better news to report from California, but we don’t. Governor Jerry Brown recently signed into law three more anti-gun bills affecting toy-gun markings, transporting guns into the state, and having a shooter’s firearms confiscated.

  • Senate Bill 199 expands airsoft and bb device marking requirements.
  • Assembly Bill 1609 makes it a state crime to transport or otherwise import firearms into California that were acquired from out of state, unless the firearms are sent to and transferred through a licensed California gun dealer.
  • Assembly Bill 1014 authorizes a family member or law enforcement officer to file for a restraining order against you to have your firearms forfeited.

These three bills follow two other anti-gun bills already signed into law earlier this year:

  • Assembly Bill 1964 removed existing exemptions for all single-shot pistols, other than those with a break top or bolt-action, from California’s roster of “not unsafe” handguns.
  • Assembly Bill 2310 allowed city attorneys in Los Angeles and Sacramento counties to initiate unlawful detainer actions against residents who have been arrested for any firearm-related crime.