.50 Caliber Gun Ban Defeated

Discussion in 'The Constitutional & RKBA Forum' started by Shizamus, Jul 10, 2003.

  1. Shizamus

    Shizamus New Member

    Jun 27, 2001
    FCSPI Email Alert
    Victory in CA!

    Thanks to a last ditch effort by FCSPI and a team of pro-gun leaders, AB-50, California’s 50 caliber ban was defeated today in the Senate Public Safety Committee. FCSPI President John Burtt traveled to Sacramento to testify and was joined by the NRA’s Ed Worley, California Rifle and Pistol Association’s Jerry Upholt, Gun Owners of California’s Sam Paredes and Safari Club’s Kathy Lynch.

    AB-50 had been pulled from last week’s committee schedule and in the interim, FCSPI presented Committee members with documented expert testimonials that dispelled the ridiculous anti-gun myths put forth by the backers of the 50 ban. The bill was heard today in Committee and defeated. It is effectively dead for this session, although we expect anti-gun forces to try again next year.

    Supporters in California should take the time to thank two Senators whose votes were very important to this victory. Committee Chairman Senator Bruce McPherson (R-15) and Committee Vice-Chair John Vasconcellos (D-13) both took the time to hear the credible testimony and evidence put forth by FCSPI and cast votes that allowed the bill to die in Committee. You can find their contact info at www.sen.ca.gov <http://www.sen.ca.gov/> _ be sure to take the

    On Friday, FCSPI will be announcing the winners of the Windrunner and Hollywood Press fundraiser. We will also be making a major announcement that will have dramatic impact on the fight to protect the 50 and the future of our gun rights. Stay tuned and thanks for your support.

    FCSPI Executive Director
    Michael Marks
    www.fcspi.org <http://www.fcspi.org/>
  2. 1952Sniper

    1952Sniper New Member

    Aug 22, 2002
    Wow, that is definitely good news! Although it seems to be a temporary victory, it is still a good indicator that pro-gun forces still hold some clout even in places like California.

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