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ATF Form Under Review and Open for Comment

In Uncategorized on April 16, 2014 at 9:16 pm

See here for details.

Here are contact details:
The purpose of this notice is to allow for an additional 30 days for public comment until May 2, 2014.
If you have comments, especially on the estimated public burden or associated response time, suggestions, or need a
copy of the proposed information collection instrument with instructions or additional information, please

Tracey Robertson, Chief,
Federal Firearms Licensing Center,
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives,
244 Needy Road, Martinsburg, WV 25405.

Written comments and/or suggestions can also be directed to the
Office of Management and Budget,
Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs,
Attention Department of Justice Desk Officer,
Washington DC 20503

or email to OIRA_submission@omb.eop.gov.

I got the above information here.

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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In California firearms laws, Hunting, News on September 29, 2012 at 8:52 pm

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In a legislative session that saw mixed results for California’s sportsmen and firearms owners, the Governor has signed or vetoed the legislation that we have been closely following.  Some of the bills that we have supported or opposed are listed herein.   


A huge THANK YOU goes out to everyone who helped the NRA stand up for our Second Amendment freedoms during this extremely busy and sometimes hectic legislative session.     



Senate Bill 1366 – Lost and Stolen Reporting of Firearms  – VETOED


SB 1366, introduced by state Senator Mark DeSaulnier (D-7), would require every person to report the theft or loss of a firearm he or she owns or possesses to a local law enforcement agency in the jurisdiction in which the theft or loss occurred within 48 hours of the time he or she knew or reasonably should have known that the firearm had been stolen or lost. Law-abiding gun owners should not be made a victim twice and punished for theft of their firearm(s).
Assembly Bill 2333 – Liability for Negligent Storage of BB Devices – VETOED
AB 2333, introduced by Assemblyman Jose Solorio (D-69), would expand California’s negligent storage law to any person who knowingly or reasonably should have known that a minor is likely to gain access to a BB device without the permission of the minor’s parents or legal guardian and the minor carries the BB device in a public place.  The definition of “public place” includes a “front yard, driveway, doorway or entrance to a building or dwelling.”
If a minor possesses a “BB device” that is visible from your own private property you and your child would be in violation.  Violators would be subject to a civil penalty and/or community service.
Assembly Bill 2460– Ban of Law Enforcement Transfer of Firearms – VETOED

AB 2460, introduced by Assemblyman Roger Dickinson (D-9), would ban law enforcement officers from transferring handguns that are not on California’s approved “roster” to anyone but law enforcement officers.  Currently, California law allows for the transfer of firearms that are not on the approved “roster” to be transferred to law-abiding civilians.  These transfers must go through a licensed firearms dealer and are only transferred when the new civilian owner has passed a criminal background check.

Senate Bill 1367 – Archery Season, Deer: Concealed Firearms – SIGNED  


SB 1367, introduced by state Senator Jean Fuller (R-18), would revise the Fish and Game Code to authorize a peace officer, whether active or honorably retired, to carry a firearm on his or her person while engaged in the taking of deer with bow and arrow, but would prohibit taking or attempting to take deer with that firearm. The current Fish and Game Code section governing possession of firearms while archery deer hunting is in conflict with the Penal Code section that permits peace officers and honorably retired peace officers to carry a concealed firearm. SB 1367 will remedy the conflict between the two codes.




Assembly Bill 1527 – Open Carry Ban (of unloaded long guns) – SIGNED
AB 1527, introduced by Assemblyman Anthony Portantino (D-44), would expand on last year’s ban on open carrying of an unloaded handgun to also include unloaded rifles and shotguns.
Senate Bill 1221 – Hunting Ban – SIGNED


SB 1221, introduced by state Senator Ted Lieu (D-28), would ban hunting bears and bobcats with dogs.  Hunting with dogs is a tradition that continues across the country.  Many dog breeds with select characteristics for hunting can be traced back for thousands of years.  Seventeen states allow bear hunting with dogs.  The use of hounds for hunting has never been shown to have an adverse impact on wildlife numbers.  Biologists and other wildlife experts determine regulations and bag limits, just as they do with other hunting seasons.
Senate Bill 1315 – Local Regulation of Firearms – SIGNED
SB 1315, introduced by anti-gun extremist state Senator Kevin de Leon (D-22), is just a stepping stone to completely destroying California’s firearms preemption law.  Firearms preemption laws are in place to standardize firearm laws across the state.  This critical law keeps law-abiding gun owners from being placed in jeopardy of running afoul of local restrictions they don`t even know exist simply because they have crossed from one municipality to another. SB 1315 would authorize Los Angeles County to enact and enforce an ordinance or resolution that is stricter than state law regarding the manufacture, sale, possession or use of any BB device, toy gun, replica of a firearm, or other device that is so substantially similar in coloration and overall appearance to an existing firearm as to lead a reasonable person to perceive that the device is a firearm and that expels a projectile that is no more than 16 millimeters in diameter.
Senate Bill 249 – Semi-Automatic Component Ban



SB 249, introduced by state Senator Leland Yee (D-8),as amended, would make a small but profound change to the definition of what constitutes a detachable magazine for a semiautomatic firearm.  By doing so, hundreds of thousands of semi-automatic rifles, which were legally sold in California over the last decade, would become illegal on July 1, 2013. SB 249 also has no provisions to allow permitting, licensing or reimbursement for the loss of valuable property.  Worse yet, the bill doesn’t require a public notice program to advise owners of this change in state law. Thousands of owners could be arrested for inadvertent violations.  If you own an affected firearm, your only choices would be to destroy it, surrender it to a law enforcement agency, sell it out of state or have it confiscated at the time of your arrest!  

For more legislative details, go to CALNRA.com



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Justice Dept faulted in gun-trafficking operation – News – Boston.com

In 2nd Amendment, News on September 19, 2012 at 7:34 pm

“…[former ATF acting director Kenneth] Melson made too many assumptions about the case,’’ the report said. ‘‘Melson should have asked basic questions about the investigation, including how public safety was being protected.’’

via Justice Dept faulted in gun-trafficking operation – News – Boston.com

Judging the Judges: Are the Taurus and Rossi “Judge” Firearms Legal Under California Law?

In California firearms laws on June 23, 2011 at 3:16 am

Judging the Judges: Are the Taurus and Rossi “Judge” Firearms Legal Under California Law?

California has some of the most restrictive and complicated anti-self-defense laws in the nation. Not only do these laws often ban of firearms that are legal to possess throughout the rest of the country, they also subject law abiding California residents to felony prosecution for inadvertent possession of firearms that pose relatively no threat to public safety beyond the threat that any firearm presents when misused by a violent criminal. California’s complicated laws often keep firearms that are ideal for self defense and personal protection out of the hands of California residents, or create such confusion that a rigorous legal analysis by both law enforcement and attorneys must be performed to determine a firearm’s legality.

Two prime examples: the Taurus Judge handgun line, and the Rossi Circuit Judge long gun line.

Unfortunately, the California Department of Justice no longer offers opinions on the legality of specific firearms. Law enforcement, retailers, and consumers are on their own. To assist them, a legal memorandum analyzing these products and their legality under California is now posted here.

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