Guns

California Considers Gun Show Ban and "Animal Rights" Bill

| by NRA

Two anti-freedom bills have been scheduled for a hearing in Sacramento.

Senate Bill 585, introduced by State Senator Mark Leno (D-3), would prohibit the sale of firearms and ammunition on the property or inside the buildings that comprise the Cow Palace In short, SB585 is a stepping-stone to banning gun shows on an publicly-owned property in California. This bill will be heard in the Senate Public Safety Committee on Tuesday, April 14.

Senate Bill 250, sponsored
by State Senator Dean Florez (D-16), would require that all dogs older
than six months be spayed or neutered unless owners acquire an
"unaltered" license. Even if you obtain an “unaltered”
license you may still be required to spay or neuter your dog. An
“unaltered” license may be denied or revoked for the most minor
violations of local animal ordinances. Even the most conscientious and
vigilant dog owners have had their dogs escape a home or fenced yard.
If SB250 becomes law and animal control authorities impound the escaped
dog, the owner will be required, with no exceptions, to spay or neuter
the dog. This is but one example of the radical provisions within this
overreaching legislation.

SB250 is scheduled to be
considered by the Senate Local Government Committee on Wednesday, April
15. It is critical that dog owners voice their opposition.

SB250
is being pushed by radical animal “rights” and anti-hunting
organizations and is an affront to our hunting heritage and private
property rights. Owners who plan to breed their dogs at some point
during their lives would be required to apply to the government for an
"unaltered" license. The cost of the license is unspecified.

This legislation threatens to keep
hunters and other dog owners from making decisions based upon their own
personal circumstances. It would prevent hunters from continuing the
tradition of occasionally breeding their favorite dog in order to
provide other hunters with good dogs and defray some of the costs
associated with caring for their animals. From a financial perspective,
the bill discriminates against hunters with limited budgets.