Calif. Dems Run Away From Ban on Gun Magazines

(Sacramento, CA) – Thanks in part to the efforts of gun rights advocacy groups including California Association of Federal Firearms Licensees (CAL-FFL), the National Rifle Association, and Gun Owners of California, state Senate Bill 396 has been amended from a gun control bill into one focused on education. The measure previously sought to ban the possession of all “large-capacity” firearm magazines, those that hold more than 10 rounds of ammunition, including legally-possessed “grandfathered” magazines.

Once authored by Sen. Loni Hancock (D-Berkeley) and a key component of Senate pro Tem Darrell Steinberg’s “LIFE” Act -- a gun control package that was largely not passed or vetoed by Governor Brown last year -- the proposal now seeks “to erase the stain of Proposition 187” and is helmed by Sen. Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles).

“Thousands of California gun owners can thank themselves for this victory,” said CAL-FFL President Brandon Combs. “Without their active and relentless opposition to this outrageous infringement of their Second Amendment gun rights, we might be facing a much different world in 2015.”

“CAL-FFL is grateful that so many joined with us to fight this bill all the way to its demise. We don’t stop and we never give up.”

The group noted that Californians who wish to oppose gun control bills by sending letters to the Legislature can do so at Firearms Policy Coalition’s gun rights activism website,

California Association of Federal Firearms Licensees (CAL-FFL) is California’s most tenacious and complete advocacy group for Second Amendment and related economic rights. CAL-FFL’s thousands of members include firearm dealers, training professionals, shooting ranges, collectors, consumers, and others who participate in the firearms ecosystem. CAL-FFL advances the interests of its members and the general public through lobbying, litigation, education, and public outreach.

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