The Assembly will soon take up a legislative package pushed by the state’s powerful Senate President in an effort to beat Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom’s ballot initiative to a gun control knockout blow.
The Democrat-controlled state Senate Appropriations Committee on Monday gave a rubber stamp to a sheaf of measures that would change the landscape of gun laws in California.
Taking advantage of the resignation of an Assembly lawmaker, Democrats moved in this week and gutted five of his bills, replacing language directed towards environmental issues with that taking on guns.
Both sides in the debate on California Lt. Gov Gavin Newsom’s pending voter referendum to change the states gun laws spoke in front of the legislature Tuesday.
While there have been efforts to tighten criminal and mental health records in the federal background check system to ensure a prohibited person can’t get a gun, a Minnesota congressman wants to make sure the record is accurate so the law abiding can get a gun.
“It’s on!” said Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom as he along with gun control advocates dropped off a reported 600,000 signatures for the Safety For All voter referendum campaign.
Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom is backing a sweeping ballot measure to regulate guns, while Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de León is pushing his own list of bills through the Legislature.
Democrats on the Senate Public Safety Committee were able to push through six gun-control bills in what opponents are calling “GunMegeddon.”
Responding to President Obama’s efforts to improve the background check system, Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer a bill to “eliminate” the President’s authority to restrict firearm transfers among family members.
Wayne LaPierre, the executive vice president and CEO of the NRA, spoke at the CPAC to expose those who hate the Second Amendment and, even worse, freedom.