Small arms & ammunition

TopicBill numbersort iconAuthorInterest positionBecame law
An Act to Amend Sections 7574.14 and 7582.2 of the Business and Professions Code, and to Amend Sections 16520, 16750, 16850, 25595, and 25605 Of, to Add Sections 626.92, 16950, 17040, 17295, 17512, and 25590 To, and to Add Chapter 6 (Commencing with Section 26350) to Division 5 of Title 4 of Part 6 Of, the Penal Code, Relating to Firearms. AB 144 (2011-2012) PortantinoOpposeYes
Existing law, subject to certain exceptions, makes it an offense to carry a concealed handgun on the person or in a vehicle, as specified. Existing law provides that firearms carried openly in belt… More
Existing law, subject to certain exceptions, makes it an offense to carry a concealed handgun on the person or in a vehicle, as specified. Existing law provides that firearms carried openly in belt holsters are not concealed within the meaning of those provisions. This bill would establish an exemption to the offense for transportation of a firearm between certain areas where the firearm may be carried concealed, or loaded, or openly carried unloaded, as specified. Existing law prohibits, with exceptions, a person from possessing a firearm in a place that the person knows or reasonably should know is a school zone, as defined. This bill would additionally exempt a security guard authorized to openly carry an unloaded handgun and an honorably retired peace officer authorized to openly carry an unloaded handgun from that prohibition. Existing law, subject to certain exceptions, makes it an offense to carry a loaded firearm on the person or in a vehicle while in any public place or on any public street in an incorporated city or in any public place or on any public street in a prohibited area of unincorporated territory. The bill would, subject to exceptions, make it a misdemeanor to openly carry an unloaded handgun on the person or openly and exposed in a motor vehicle in specified public areas and would make it a misdemeanor with specified penalties to openly carry an exposed handgun in a public place or public street, as specified, if the person at the same time possesses ammunition capable of being discharged from the handgun, and the person is not in lawful possession of the handgun, as specified. Existing law makes it a misdemeanor for any driver or owner of a motor vehicle to allow a person to bring a loaded firearm into the motor vehicle in a public place, as specified. This bill would expand the scope of that crime to include allowing a person to bring an open and exposed unloaded handgun into the vehicle, as specified. By creating a new offense, and expanding the scope of existing crimes, this bill would impose a state-mandated local program. The bill would make conforming and nonsubstantive technical changes. The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement. This bill would provide that no reimbursement is required by this act for a specified reason. Hide
An Act Relating to the Payment of Claims Against the State, Making an Appropriation Therefor, and Declaring the Urgency Thereof, to Take Effect Immediately. SB 124 (2011-2012) KehoeOpposeYes
Existing law authorizes a procedure for the payment of claims against the state. This bill would appropriate $1,422,000 to specified entities to pay for specified settlements of claims against the… More
Existing law authorizes a procedure for the payment of claims against the state. This bill would appropriate $1,422,000 to specified entities to pay for specified settlements of claims against the state. This bill would declare that it is to take effect immediately as an urgency statute. Hide
An Act to Amend Section 53071.5 of the Government Code, Relating to Imitation Firearms. SB 1315 (2011-2012) De LeonOpposeYes
Existing law provides that the Legislature occupies the whole field of regulation of the manufacture, sale, or possession of imitation firearms, as defined, and that those provisions shall preempt… More
Existing law provides that the Legislature occupies the whole field of regulation of the manufacture, sale, or possession of imitation firearms, as defined, and that those provisions shall preempt and be exclusive of all regulations relating to the manufacture, sale, or possession of imitation firearms, including regulations governing the manufacture, sale, or possession of BB devices and air rifles, as specified. Existing law defines “imitation firearm” as any BB device, toy gun, replica of a firearm, or other device that is so substantially similar in coloration and overall appearance to an existing firearm as to lead a reasonable person to perceive that the device is a firearm. This bill would provide an exception to those provisions by authorizing the County of Los Angeles, or any city within the County of Los Angeles, to enact and enforce an ordinance or resolution that is more restrictive than state law regulating the manufacture, sale, possession, or use of any BB device, toy gun, replica of a firearm, or other device that is so substantially similar in coloration and overall appearance to an existing firearm as to lead a reasonable person to perceive that the device is a firearm and that expels a projectile that is no more than 16 millimeters in diameter. Hide
SB 249 (2011-2012) YeeOpposeNo