More firearms regulations get governor’s OK

Assemblywoman Shannon Grove (R-Bakersfield) released the following statement today in response to Gov. Jerry Brown signing legislation further regulating firearms and ammunition:

The majority party is releasing dangerous criminals back onto our streets because they budget irresponsibly and overspend, and then they make it even more difficult for law-abiding citizens to defend themselves and their families.

This never-ending attack on the Second Amendment should not be taken lightly. Legislators in Colorado just learned a hard lesson when they went too far in restricting the rights of their citizens, and the people made their voices heard at the ballot box by recalling two legislators.

Law-abiding gun owners in California, like those in Colorado, should not sit quietly while their rights are stripped away and their safety is put at risk.

The governor signed the following firearms measures into law:

AB 711, banning the use of lead ammunition for hunting in the state of California by no later than 2019.

AB 48, banning large-capacity magazine conversion kits.

AB 170, prohibiting businesses from obtaining assault weapon permits.

AB 500, allowing the Department of Justice to extend the current 10-day waiting period for gun purchase background checks to up to 30 days.

AB 231, subjecting parents to criminal penalties for firearm storage that endangers a child.

AB 1131, increasing the period of time during which a person is prohibited from possessing a firearm after a credible threat of violence is made.

SB 683, extending the existing requirements for handgun safety certificates to all firearms.

Shannon Grove represents the Kern County communities of Bakers-field, Ridgecrest, Tehachapi, Taft and Frazier Park/Lebec.

Story First Published: 2013-10-16