Today, the California Assembly Public Safety Committee, passed AB 2459. The bill would eliminate all home FFL dealers, and has the potential to close down, most gun dealers in the state. This is the same mandated surveillance law, that pushed the last remaining gun shop, out of San Francisco. Its author, Asm. Kevin McCarty (D-Sacramento) thinks he can do the same, to the whole state of California.
If you’re a resident and you want to make a difference please get involved.
Read some of the details:
For traditional gun stores, the remaining two portions of the bill could drive them out of business.
AB 2459 would then force all gun dealers to video record all areas of their store wherever firearms or ammunition are stored, displayed, carried, handled, sold, or transferred, including, but not limited to, counters, safes, vaults, cabinets, shelves, cases, and entryways.
Adding to the Orwellian-ness, gun dealers will have to spend thousands of dollars on storing the high-quality data for up to 10 years on-site, turning each gun store that can afford it into a high capacity hard drive that most tech firms would be jealous of.
Assuming a gun dealer is still in business after the first two requirements, the last one will do them in.
AB 2459 mandates a first in the world form of insurance– an unobtainable policy that covers the criminal acts of second, third and fourth parties using a firearm or ammunition from the store in question, even if the retailer is in fact the victim of the crime or if the gun or ammo was stolen from the store.
The bill now heads to the Assembly Committee on Privacy and Consumer Protection. It’s funny, judging by the names of said committees, you’d think these people would really be concerned with safety.