It does show it did pass yesterday. An you can go to this site and search to read the amended bill.
Please understand that letters, e mails and calls, plus a lot of pressure put on this bill got it amended - and excepted those with hunting licenses.
Our involvement does count. This is not the first hunting/shooting related bill that was changed or stopped by hunters and others getting involved. dsilsby would have you believe it is futile to be involved and to just let it go. That is a mistake.
Please make time to call the governor's office - they open at 9am Monday
. Speak to a rep and tell them this is unacceptable. That there are many people that are not hunters that depend on the less expensive method of purchasing their ammunition via online. We are not the criminals. We should be able to purchase online.
That's is my advise for now and I hope we hear from other organizations by Monday as to other things we can do to help stop this before signed.
My call will be made at 9am Monday, and an e mail will be sent now. It would be great to inundate his e mail box with a ton of messages this weekend, so it the first thing they see Monday morning. Regardless of the outcome, we must always have our voices heard and make them aware we are watching and will fight for our rights.
Governor Jerry Brown
Phone: (916) 445-2841
Fax: (916) 558-3160
e mails: Go there: https://govnews.ca.gov/gov39mail/mail.php
My e mail sent: and my call will be made Monday at 9am
Dear Governor Brown,
Please do NOT SIGN SB 53 - the Ammunition bill. This will stop online sales of ammunition including for those that use shot shell for target, trap and skeet shooting. There are many people that do recreational shooting daily and do not need a hunting license for that activity. There are competitive shooting sports in this state and they require shot shells for their practice and tournaments.
This bill would not allow them the ability to purchase ammunition at the best internet prices, and forces them to try and purchase locally and be dependent on what ever these local vendors want to charge. Competition goes out the door on pricing. And finding ammunition locally is difficult at best. In my own county, Alameda, we can not even purchase shells as Walmart any longer. And try to find ammo in San Francisco or many other locations in the state.
To purchase locally, we have to drive to where ammunition is available and then try to find what we need. The internet sales from large vendors such as Cabelas - which is NOT located in CA - is a prime resource for the shooting sports crowd.
We want to continue to use Cabelas and other out of state resources via online to make our purchases.
Criminals don't follow the rules so this won't impact them. This harms the average good citizen and is a poor bill and should be stopped.
PLEASE STOP SB 53