Gunpocalypse, Round 2

Firearms Policy Coalition
Firearms Policy Coalition

Sacramento, C.A.-( On Tuesday, June 14th at 9A.M., the California Legislature will hear the most anti-gun bills it’s heard in one day; spread out over both houses and three different committees.

The only description that seems appropriate is “Gunpocalypse”. This is the second round of the same push to turn the law-abiding into overnight criminals— aka Gunpocalypse: Round 2.

“Anti-gun legislators are playing a dangerous game of chicken with our civil rights”, says Craig DeLuz, the Director of Public and Legislative Affairs for the Firearms Policy Coalition (FPC). “They are ignoring their own rules, while playing fast and loose with the facts; all to see who can beat Gavin Newsom in being the first to take away our Second Amendment Rights.”

DeLuz is referring to a three-way race between Senate Pro Tempore Kevin de Leon (D-Los Angeles), Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Paramount) and Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom, who’s trying to qualify an initiative for the November ballot; to see who can get their package of anti-gun-owner bills passed into law first.

Sen. de Leon’s package of bills, most of which will be heard in the Assembly Committee on Public Safety on Tuesday June 14th, includes:

  • SB 880 (Hall): Bans common and constitutionally protected firearms that have magazine locking devices.
  • SB 894 (Jackson): Re-victimizes victims by criminalizing the failure to report lost and stolen firearms.
  • SB 1235 (de Leon): Restrictions on ammunition purchases, creates a DOJ database of ammunition owners.
  • SB 1407 (de Leon): Retroactively requires serial numbers to be placed on firearms dating back at least 50 years.
  • SB 1446 (Hancock): Confiscation of lawfully acquired, standard capacity ammunition feeding devices.
  • SB 1006 (Wolk): University of California taxpayer funding for gun control research. (This bill will be heard the same day in the Assembly Committee on Higher Education.)

Meanwhile, at the same exact time Asm. Rendon’s collection of bills will be heard in Senate Public Safety. That package consists of:

  • AB 1664 (Levine): Bans common and constitutionally protected firearms that have magazine locking devices.
  • AB 1673 (Gipson): Redefines “firearms” to include items that are not firearms.
  • AB 1674 (Santiago): Bans buying more than one firearm within a 30-day period.
  • AB 1695 (Bonta): Makes it a crime to fail to report a gun lost or stolen.
  • AB 2607 (Ting): Dramatically expands who can request a Gun Violence Restraining order.

Firearms Policy Coalition (FPC) is a grassroots, nonprofit public benefit organization. FPC’s mission is to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States, especially the fundamental, individual Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms. More information about FPC can be found at