FPC Releases Statement on Advancement of Anti-Rights Legislation in California Legislature

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Sacramento, CA (May 22, 2023) — Today, Firearms Policy Coalition (FPC) released a statement on the California Legislature’s gun control agenda following the Senate and Assembly Appropriations Committees’ suspense hearings held last week.

One of the anti-rights measures that survived the California State Senate and State Assembly’s notoriously opaque appropriations hearings include Senate Bill (SB) 2, which attempts to make bearing arms lawfully de facto impossible. SB 2 would invite immediate litigation as it nakedly attempts to defy the natural, fundamental and enumerated rights of the People, and more specifically the ruling of the United States Supreme Court in NYSRPA v. Bruen. FPC has recently successfully litigated similar onerous legislation in New Jersey.

Some of the other measures in California’s contemptuous anti-rights legislature include:

  • SB 368 – Grants California Department of Justice (CADOJ) extraordinary powers to administratively extend firearms prohibitions indefinitely
  • SB 452 – Microstamping requirement expansion despite recent court action on this topic by FPC 
  • AB 28 – Taxing a right: Excise taxes on firearms and ammunition
  • AB 92 – Defensive body armor prohibitions on prohibited people 
  • AB 725 – Victimizes the victims of certain lost and stolen potential firearm parts
  • AB 1089 – Expansion of prohibitions and liability on the free and peaceable use of CNC and 3D printing of protected arms. FPC has initiated recent litigation in multiple jurisdictions on these kinds of infringements.
  • AB 1406 – A right delayed is a right denied- authorize (CA DOJ) delay of the delivery of a firearm under certain circumstances, also a topic subject to recent litigation 
  • AB 1483 – Expands gun purchase rationing, another topic the FPC is currently litigating 
  • AB 301- Defensive body armor purchase as a red flag data point for secret firearms prohibition hearings.

Richard Thomson, FPC’s Vice President of Programs commented: “This anti-rights package shows the legislature’s naked contempt for peaceable People, and their willingness to use state violence and send armed agents of the state to take people’s property and liberty and throw them in government cages merely for the free exercise of a fundamental right.

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The Legislature is out of its lane– it is not within its purview to abrogate the fundamental rights of the very people that delegate limited, enumerated powers– to think so is arrogant, dangerous, and they will lose.”

Without reservation, FPC will seek out every available tool to redress this legislative overreach.

Individuals who would like to Join the FPC Grassroots Army and support important pro-rights lawsuits and programs can sign up at JoinFPC.org. Individuals and organizations wanting to support charitable efforts in support of the restoration of Second Amendment and other natural rights can also make a tax-deductible donation to the FPC Action Foundation. For more on FPC’s lawsuits and other pro-Second Amendment initiatives, visit FPCLegal.org and follow FPC on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube.

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