CRPA Appreciates your support! YOU ARE THE CALIFORNIA GUN LOBBY! BE PROACTIVE AND GET INVOLVED
CRPA needs your help on the following bills. Don’t forget to spread the word to fellow firearms owners and sportsmen; SHARE THIS ALERT with anyone who can help our cause.
MAKE SURE YOUR VOICE IS HEARD AT THE STATE CAPITOL. Call, email and/or write.
Please contact the members of the appropriate committee and your Senator and Assembly Member listed below.
State that you are a member of CRPA
Be professional and courteous
State what the issue is
State your concerns
State what action you are requesting
IMPORTANT NOTE: You may find that some Senators and Assembly Members try to reject your contacts if you are not from their district. Sometimes legislator’s websites require that you enter a local zip code in order to email their office. Please don’t be deterred by their attempts to silence you! Let them know that you have the right to contact them and that you will continue to contact them when there is a Second Amendment or hunting rights issue pending before the legislature. IT IS A DEMOCRATIC PROCESS AND YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO BE HEARD – DON’T BE SILENCED!
BILLS TO BE HEARD ON MAY 23, 2013!
OPPOSE the following bills set for reconsideration on May 23 in the Senate Appropriations Committee.
Thanks to the loud opposition voiced in your emails, calls, and letters, the following bills are now held in suspense in the Senate Appropriations Committee.
We need to make sure all of these bills stay in suspense and don’t get a chance to make it out of Senate Appropriations on May 23. Please help by letting the Senate Appropriations Committee members and your Senator hear your opposition. Contact information for Senate Appropriations Committee members and your Senator is provided below.
SB 47 (Yee D) Firearms: assault weapons. OPPOSE. Proposes a ban on semi-auto firearms equipped with bullet buttons.
SB 53 (De León D) Ammunition: purchase permits. OPPOSE. Proposes to require purchasers to obtain an annual permit, issued by the Department of Justice, to purchase ammunition and limit purchases to face-to-face transactions, which would ban mail order and internet sales of ammunition. Continue reading →
Assembly Bill 711 would ban all hunting with lead ammunition throughout California. Self-proclaimed environmental groups, largely opposed to hunting in general, claim condors feeding on game carcasses are poisoned by lead ammunition fragments, and are pushing this ill-conceived proposal through the Legislature to bypass the scrutiny their claims received from the Fish and Game Commission. The commission enacts hunting and fishing regulations, and analyzes scientific claims before taking regulatory action. This is the second time these groups have tried to skirt the commission’s review.
There has been a ban on hunting large game with lead ammunition in the California condor range since 2008, due to the passage of Assembly Bill 821. The same anti-hunting groups pushed AB 821 through the Legislature to get around real scientific inquiry into the source of lead poisoning in condors that was being conducted by the commission at that time. They promised that AB 821 would stop condors from being poisoned. It hasn’t.
Faced with AB 821’s predictable failure, lead-ammo-ban advocates then pressured the commission to expand the scope of the AB 821 lead-ammo ban statewide. But last August, the commission refused to expand the scope of the existing lead-ammo ban, citing the need for more scientific evaluation. At the August 2012 commission meeting, scientists critical of the lead-ammo-ban proponents’ claims showed that the incidence of lead poisoning in condors has not gone down, and blood-lead levels and mortality have actually increased! This is true despite California Department of Fish and Wildlife’s confirmation that 99 percent of California hunters are complying with AB 821, and have not used lead ammo since 2008. This strongly suggests an alternative source of soluble lead in the environment that is poisoning condors—something other than metallic lead ammunition. Read more…
Tom Pedersen is the retired Chief of Law Enforcement for the California Department of Fish and Game. He currently serves as the liaison on legislative and fish and game regulatory issues for the California Rifle and Pistol Association.
CRPA Needs Volunteers at the Upcoming Raahauge’s Shooting Sports Fair May 31, June 1-2, 2013
CRPA is recruiting volunteers for two booths which we manned last year.
BOOTH #1 – is on the outside of the show near the entrance and this is the main CRPA Booth selling memberships and merchandise. Over the three days there are a total of 20 shifts (actually 10 two-man shifts and most are 2-hour shifts). On Friday, May 31st, the show opens at 12 Noon and closes at 6 PM, on Saturday, June 1, the show opens at 10 AM and closes at 6 PM, and on Sunday, June 2 the show opens at 10 AM and closes at 5 PM. CRPA Staff will set up and tear down the booth. Please let me know all the shifts you can cover over the three days… and if we have enough coverage (multiple volunteers for the same shift), we’ll schedule you in such a way as to NOT exceed two shifts each. We will provide you lunch and also you get into the show for free. Continue reading →