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04-23-2009, 4:46 PM
California: Author Pulls “Smart Guns” Bill from Committee Schedule

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Senate Bill 697 was scheduled to be heard on Tuesday, April 28 in the Senate Public Safety Committee. Yesterday, SB697 was pulled from the committee schedule at the request of the sponsor, State Senator Mark DeSaulnier (D-7).

SB697 would prohibit the sale of handguns other than "owner-authorized (or ‘smart’) handguns" -- that is, handguns with a permanent, programmable biometric feature that renders the firearm useless unless activated by the authorized user. No proven, viable handgun of this type has ever been developed. The bill would require the California Attorney General to report to the Governor and Legislature on the availability of owner-authorized handguns; once the Attorney General finds that these guns are available, only “owner-authorized” handguns could be approved for sale in California.

While this development is a solid step towards defeating SB697, the bill still poses a threat. Please continue checking your email and www.NRAILA.org for updates.

04-23-2009, 5:03 PM


04-23-2009, 7:38 PM
It's helpful to put "CA Senate Bill 697" in the thread title when posting these - then all of us can see exactly which bill is the subject.

And also, one posting will know to look for that in the titles of other threads.

ETA: that seemed such a good idea, I just asked NRA-ILA to do that on their alert mailings.