As previously mentioned, AB 1663, would redefine current legal firearms in California. If there was any doubt what the attorney general of California, and the author and supporters, of said bill are after let such doubts stop now. The intent, is to ban all semi-auto rifles, and classify them as verboten “assault weapons” in California.
The recent media release of AB 1663, could have been boiled down to saying the intent, is to ban on all self loading rifles. Where it’s likely that Assembyman David Chiu, and Attorney General Kamala Harris, don’t have the actual courage to just say that.
From the NRA-ILA’s latest email on AB1663:
On Thursday, January 14, California’s NRA-PVF “F”-rated Attorney General, Kamala Harris, announced her support of freshman Assemblymember David Chiu’s introduction of Assembly Bill 1663 in a press release. AB 1663 would expand the classification of “assault weapons” to include all detachable magazine semi-automatic rifles and any rifle that uses a “bullet button.1” Gun owners who possess these firearms would be required to register them as “assault weapons” or face potential felony penalties, arrest, and confiscation of the firearm. AB 1663 will also ban the future sale of these firearms.
The NRA is giving good advice. Residents of California need to contact their representatives and the following:
These bills are detrimental to the Golden State’s law-abiding gun owners, which number in the hundreds of thousands. They would turn legally-owned semi-automatic firearms into what California law defines as an “assault weapon.” These same firearms are used in hunting, competitive shooting and for general legal use throughout the United States.
Assemblymembers David Chiu, Marc Levine, and Phil Ting must hear from all of California’s Second Amendment supporters opposing these erroneous bills. It is IMPERATIVE for you to forward this CRITICAL alert to your family, friends, fellow sportsmen, gun owners, and Second Amendment supports.
Contact information can be found below.
Assemblymember David Chiu (D-17)
Assemblymember Marc Levine (D-10)
Assemblymember Phil Ting (D-19)