Today, starting at 1:00PM, the Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a work session and vote on Assembly Bill 354, to increase “gun-free zones” where law-abiding citizens are left defenseless, and Assembly Bill 355, to further deny Second Amendment rights to young adults. Please contact committee members and ask them to OPPOSE AB 354 and AB 355.
Assembly Bill 354 bans possessing firearms within 100 feet of polling places and redefines firearm frames and receivers. Under this legislation, a CCW holder could potentially face criminal penalties for simply traversing within an arbitrary distance of a ballot drop box.
Assembly Bill 355 discriminates against adults 18-20 years old, and further denies them their Second Amendment rights, by prohibiting them from possessing semi-automatic rifles and shotguns. In addition, it requires gun owners to lock up their semi-automatic long guns to prevent those under the age of 21 years from accessing them, or face criminal penalties. Under this legislation, both the parent and adult child could face criminal penalties while engaged in hunting or shooting sports, with no criminal intent, if using centerfire semi-automatic rifles or shotguns. These are some of the most commonly used firearms for the respective activities.
Again, please contact committee members and ask them to OPPOSE AB 354 and AB 355.