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CAL-ERT: ACTION REQUIRED! Help defeat AB 711 Lead Ammo Ban

In Ammunition, California firearms laws, News on June 20, 2013 at 7:50 am

NOTE: if you want the original email, comment here and I will email it to you. I don’t know if any of the links will work because wordpress assumes they’re affiliate links. (They are NOT)
NRA Members’ Councils of California   CALIFORNIA ALERT SYSTEM


AB 711 would make California the first state in the nation to prohibit the use of all lead ammunition for hunting. This bill’s next stop is the Senate Appropriations Committee on Monday, June 24, 2013, where it is expected to be brought up for a vote. We need a strong voice!
Extensive research has shown that traditional Lead ammunition does NOT pose a health hazard for hunters
HuntForTruth.org urges all hunters, recreational shooters and gun owners to actively oppose AB 711.
We strongly urge you to contact each member of the Senate Appropriations Committee.

Please forward this alert to your family, friends, fellow sportsmen and gun owners throughout California and urge them to do the same.

Important facts regarding AB711
1)   The lead in ammunition is NOT the same as the highly toxic, chemical lead in old paint and gasoline.
2)    Federal and state health department studies have concluded that lead ammunition is not a human health risk.
3)    Studies have found that lead ammunition does not cause lead poisoning in wildlife.
4)    Despite 99% hunter compliance, the AB821 lead ammunition ban has failed to reduce lead poisoning in condors.
5)    AB711 fails to address the alternative sources of lead in the environment that are poisoning condors and other wildlife.
Be sure to check out HuntForTruth.org’s shocking new video opposing AB 711 and its recent hard-hitting rebuttal to the bill sponsor’s alleged “facts” sheet in support of the bill. This video and the rebuttal reveal the truth regarding lead ammunition, and expose the misinformation being spread by the ammunition ban proponents in their latest attack on hunters that is being disguised as a campaign to “get the lead out.”
Please act now! Visit the HuntForTruth.org website and Facebook page and “like” us, “share us with your friends, and anyone else you think may be interested in helping to fight this serious assault on hunting. You can also follow HuntforTruth.org on YouTube.
Click here to forward to a friend. Please help get the word out! Forwarding and posting this email in its entirety is allowed and encouraged.
You can also remain informed on important issue to hunters, like California’s AB 711 and other attempts to ban traditional ammunition at NRAHuntersRights.org.
The Senators below are the key votes in the Senate Appropriations Committee.
Please contact them as soon as possible and ask them to NOT vote for AB711
Capitol Office:
State Capitol, Room 5108
Sacramento, CA 95814
Tel: (916) 651-4022
Fax: (916) 327-8817
Capitol Office
State Capitol, Room 5064
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: (916) 651-4013
Fax: (916) 324-0283
Capitol Office
State Capitol, Room 5050
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: (916) 651-4033
Fax: (916)-327-9113
Capitol Office
State Capitol, Room 4038
Sacramento,  CA  95814
Phone:  (916) 651-4020
Fax:  (916) 324-6645
Capitol Office
State Capitol, Room 205
Sacramento,  CA  95814
Phone:  (916) 651-4006
Fax:  (916) 323-2263


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**  We must all stand together and fight to protect our freedoms — all across the state and even across the country.

**  SEND THIS MESSAGE TO EVERY FIREARMS OWNER THAT YOU KNOW.  Ask them to subscribe so they will get the important information in a timely manner.


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Thanks to the many pro-Second Amendment groups in California that are helping us distribute the important information contained in this CAL-ERT.  Because this topic is so important and many of us are members of multiple groups, we might receive multiple copies of this message. Thank you for your understanding.  

Special thanks to our friends at the Calguns Shooting Sports Association for their support of NRA and the NRA Members’ Councils at their booths throughout California.  We enjoy working with these fine and dedicated activists.   



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Verizon Business runs the CA DROS gun registration system

In News on June 7, 2013 at 9:45 pm

An astute Calgunner reminds that Verizon Business runs the CA DROS gun registration system.
Scroll down to the bottom to see the logo….

Thanks to @CalgunsFdn for the info.



NSA collecting phone records of millions of Verizon customers daily | World news | The Guardian

In Liberty, News on June 6, 2013 at 7:35 pm

The court order expressly bars Verizon from disclosing to the public either the existence of the FBI’s request for its customers’ records, or the court order itself.

via NSA collecting phone records of millions of Verizon customers daily | World news | The Guardian.

–This isn’t about guns, but it IS about liberty, and you need to know about it.

Here is the court order:  http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/interactive/2013/jun/06/verizon-telephone-data-court-order

New from CalGunLaws: Microstamping Rule Freezes Number of Semiautomatic Pistols Available for Sale in California

In 2nd Amendment, Buying guns, California firearms laws, News, Selling guns on June 6, 2013 at 5:23 pm

LINK IS NOW WORKING! – Microstamping Rule Freezes Number of Semiautomatic Pistols Available for Sale in California

Despite the flaws in the technology, the obvious ways that criminals will circumvent the technology, and the difficulties crime labs will have in deciphering the marks, on May 17, 2013, California Attorney General Kamala Harris certified that microstamping is available to firearm manufacturers.

With this simple announcement, new and safer state-of-the-art pistol models essential for home and family defense became impossible for Californians to acquire, because to be sold in California all new semi-automatic pistol models must now have microstamping incorporated into their design in order to be approved for sale in California.

Given the manufacturing costs involved, it is highly unlikely that any manufacturers will adopt the microstamping technology, particularly considering their current pistol production can barely meet the demand from other states. As a practical matter, this will limit the types of new handguns available to the California market to those handguns ready all approved for sale and listed on the roster of approved handguns as of the date of the certification.

NRA and NSSF are exploring all legal avenues for challenging this action in court, and a lawsuit is very likely.

Michel & Associates, P.C. has made a legal memorandum and a collection of other materials on the topic available here.


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