Originally Posted by Safari Club International
On September 1, hunters notched a rare and significant victory in California. Senate Bill 497, as introduced, would have extended the current prohibition on purchasing more than one handgun in a 30-day period to include all firearms, including rifles and shotguns.
On Friday, SB 497 was amended by the Assembly Appropriations Committee to remove language extending California’s one handgun a month to all firearms. With the removal of the problematic language, SB 497 now deals exclusively with the storage of firearms by peace officers in unattended vehicles.
This victory over potential restrictions on the purchase of firearms, is due, in substantial part, to the hard work of SCI members and lobbyists in California. Safari Club International thanks all of its members who contacted their Representatives and urged them to oppose SB 497. Your voices were heard and you made a difference!
However, with only two weeks left of the legislative session, your state Representatives still need to hear from you regarding other anti-hunting bills. Use SCI’s Action Center today and tell your legislators to oppose SB 464, AB 736, and AB 1525!