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mikehaas
04-03-2006, 8:42 AM
URGENT - HELP NEEDED TODAY (4/3/06):
AB 2131 (ASSAULT WEAPONS) will be before the Assembly Public Safety Committee tomorrow, April 4th. Please contact the Assembly Public Safety Committee ASAP and voice your support. See
http://calnra.com/legs.shtml?summary=ab2131
"ONE-CLICK" and Talking points have been posted.

Rest is FYI...

NEW PRO-GUN BILL:
CONSUMER PROTECTION - HANDGUN TRANSFER PROTECTION ACT - AB 2111
http://calnra.com/legs.shtml?summary=ab2111

PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD:
NRA is now moving SIX Pro-Gun Bills in California!
(and needs your support)

WORKER'S PROTECTION - AB 1912
http://calnra.com/legs.shtml?summary=ab1912

FIREARM SAFETY DEVICES TAX EXEMPTIONS - AB 2096
http://calnra.com/legs.shtml?summary=ab2096

CONSUMER PROTECTION - AB 2111
http://calnra.com/legs.shtml?summary=ab2111

ASSAULT WEAPONS - AB 2131
http://calnra.com/legs.shtml?summary=ab2131

GUN LAW STUDY - SB 1192
http://calnra.com/legs.shtml?summary=sb1192

PRIVACY PROTECTION - SB 1239
http://calnra.com/legs.shtml?summary=sb1239

Mike

mow
04-03-2006, 9:01 AM
email sent! Thanks for keeping us apprised Mike!

6172crew
04-03-2006, 9:04 AM
Email in support of AB2131 sent to asmpubsafety060321@muzzleenergy.com ;)

Thanks Mike.

filefish
04-03-2006, 9:16 AM
i clicked and sent one

LeoC
04-03-2006, 10:00 AM
Email in support of AB2131 sent

Thanks for the ongoing updates, Mike!

shopkeep
04-03-2006, 10:36 AM
Did my part and sent my e-mail on over. The currently line-up in the saftey committee is brutal though... heck it's chaired by Mark Leno :eek: !!!

Cobrarlc
04-03-2006, 10:45 AM
Sent my email to the commitee. I encourage everyone here to do their part as well. Thanks in advance.:)

Paladin
04-03-2006, 11:06 AM
Done. Thanks Mike!

AW-FANATIC
04-03-2006, 11:11 AM
Email sent. Thank you

Talkin2u2
04-03-2006, 11:12 AM
As easy and popular as email communication is today, everyone should send email correspondense to the legislature. :) After all, email is the way the legislators, their staff, political consultants & advisors, lobbyists, and the public, speak to one another in the State Capitol.

I remember back in the old days when people would say it was better to write a letter by hand and mail it only to your own legislator. That time is long past! Now, you must contact the entire house, or at least the committee where the bill is being heard, to get your point noticed.

Another important point to remember is although the leg-aides don't actually read all of the emails in their entirety, numbers of emails do count. And the fact that emails are self-written by the sender makes a big point also. They do read the short ones. :D

In case anyone is interested, I have included copies of the messages that I sent a few minutes ago. I sent six seperate messages through the NRA's One-Click tool and it only took me a few minutes.

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Assembly Bill 2111

Honorable member of the Assembly Public Safety Committee:

Please SUPPORT this bill. This small change in the existing safety law is a huge improvement.

Thank you,

Ricki Stevens
Sacramento, CA

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Assembly Bill 2131

Honorable member of the Assembly Public Safety Committee:

Please SUPPORT this bill AB2131. These few small changes in existing law are necessary improvements.

Thank you,

Ricki Stevens
Sacramento, CA

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Assembly Bill 2096

Honorable member of the Assembly Revenue and Taxation Committee:

Please SUPPORT this bill AB2096. The tiny amount of lost tax revenue is a small cost in exchange for the lives that might be saved.

Thank you,

Ricki Stevens
Sacramento, CA

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Assembly Bill 2123

Honorable member of the Assembly Water, Parks & Wildlife Committee:

Please OPPOSE this bill AB2123. This bill simply makes no sense! We all love the environment, but this extreme legislation is a slap to responsible scientific data.

Thank you,

Ricki Stevens
Sacramento, CA

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Assembly Bill 2714

Honorable member of the Assembly Public Safety Committee:

Please OPPOSE this bill AB2714. This is one of the least necessary bills to hit Sacramento in a while. Under this bill, I couldn't provide ammunition to someone else without checking their ID! What if it was a fake ID? Would I be punished? Instead of this bill, please focus on important matters for California.

Thank you,

Ricki Stevens
Sacramento, CA

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Senate Bill 1192

Honorable member of the Senate Public Safety Committee:

Please SUPPORT this bill SB1192. Since the study mandated by this bill would be funded by grants and private contributions, no harm can come to the State of California. But it would be nice to be able to receive actual facts related to gun legislation and crime statistics.

Thank you,

Ricki Stevens
Sacramento, CA

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mikehaas
04-03-2006, 11:13 AM
Email in support of AB2131 sent to asmpubsafety060321@muzzleenergy.com ;)

Thanks Mike.

You BET! Thank YOU (all) for getting in the trench! Here, take this spot next to me, the guy moved to Nevada. :-)

BTW, I caution all against posting / saving / passing around those email addresses. Reason is, we change them periodically to prevent abuse. (The spammers get hold of them pretty quick.)

To send ONE-CLICKS, you can always find the latest list here:
http://calnra.com/legs.shtml#oneclick
THAT's the url to bookmark, post, pass around. Of course, those bill summary pages also have the lastest addresses.

Again, thanks all, and just to let you know, your personal comments to the committee members about ab2131 are rolling in. Good job all. I'll keep you posted as I can.

Mike

jnojr
04-03-2006, 11:14 AM
Guys - a "one click" email does nothing. I doubt they're even counted.

If you want your voice to be heard, write your own email. Better yet, call or write a snail-mail letter.

I really wish they'd get rid of the "one click" email. It lets everyone cop out... they move their index finger ont heir mouse, and think "Whew! I did my part!"

4ME&MYHOUSE
04-03-2006, 11:33 AM
e-mail sent,

Thanks!

Paladin
04-03-2006, 12:03 PM
Guys - a "one click" email does nothing. I doubt they're even counted.

If you want your voice to be heard, write your own email. Better yet, call or write a snail-mail letter.

I really wish they'd get rid of the "one click" email. It lets everyone cop out... they move their index finger ont heir mouse, and think "Whew! I did my part!"

I guess it's because I use a iMac, but when I hit the "one click" for a bill, it just opens a new email w/the address field filled in -- I have to compose the subject line and text. Whether it has an impact or not, even for me, who has to compose an email, IMO, taking 10 min once or twice a week to compose a custom email is worth it if it may help.

I'll also look into calling those cmte members at their Sacto offices too -- I'm sure that will get their attention better than emails. Again, just 5 min once or twice a week is worth it.

The main thing is numbers, if you get 10,000,000 drops of water you've got a rainstorm. "Politicans see the light when they feel the heat."

Talkin2u2
04-03-2006, 12:26 PM
Guys - a "one click" email does nothing. I doubt they're even counted.

As I stated before, "...numbers of emails do count." So yes, they are counted.


If you want your voice to be heard, write your own email. Better yet, call or write a snail-mail letter.
Any method of contacting the legislature, or the individual legislators, is good. And none, except for form letters or on-line petitions, are a bad idea. In fact, there are some times for purely political reasons (as a show of force), that form letters/emails are effective in getting the message across to the Capitol.

I do wonder about the statement, "write your own email" though. As all of us who have used the NRA's One-Click know, we have to write our own email message because all that is done is address the message for us. There is no text prepared to use automatically. :confused: If we don't write it, it doesn't get sent.

I really wish they'd get rid of the "one click" email. It lets everyone cop out... they move their index finger ont heir mouse, and think "Whew! I did my part!"

This doesn't make any sense to me! :eek: The only ones that should want to see the end of a tool like this are those who have to deal with the increased volume of input from constituients from across the State. And that is the legislators and their staff.

IMO, when you contact the legislature (by whatever method you choose) you should be proud of yourself and you did do your part. Most citizens, and probably most gun owners too, never do. But I don't think we should demean those who choose other methods. At this point in time, the NRA is providing us with the tools to contact the Capitol. Thank you NRA!

Ricki Stevens
Sacramento, CA

Tyler
04-03-2006, 1:21 PM
OK, just sent mine off. I just sent my own, not sure how to do the one click thing.

ajwells
04-03-2006, 1:57 PM
Sent my email.

Santa Cruz Armory
04-03-2006, 8:56 PM
Support email sent on the assembly bills.

Thanks for keeping us informed!

Justang
04-03-2006, 9:22 PM
Guys - a "one click" email does nothing. I doubt they're even counted.

If you want your voice to be heard, write your own email. Better yet, call or write a snail-mail letter.

I really wish they'd get rid of the "one click" email. It lets everyone cop out... they move their index finger ont heir mouse, and think "Whew! I did my part!"


I agree. But I still sent my one click out. Through all my emails, and my GF did it too, and even my mom sent one.

I involve my whole family. :D

1911_sfca
04-03-2006, 9:51 PM
Issue: ASSAULT WEAPONS (Haynes)

This guy, Ray Haynes, is awesome. I'm on his e-mail list for weekly "Monday Morning Memorandams", which are really good reads.
I recommend you go to his site and get on his e-mail list...

GW
04-03-2006, 10:06 PM
sent an e-mail tonight

mow
04-04-2006, 1:46 PM
Is there an update on this one? Is this stuff carried on CSPAN?

mow
04-04-2006, 2:19 PM
nice! thank you DRH!

So I was listening to this for the past hour and a half and I have not heard it come up... and it sounds like they're done for the day

Justang
04-04-2006, 4:29 PM
So, what does this bill really mean? Is this so people moving into the state can bring their AW's? Or does this allow us as citizens of Cali to obtain an AW and get it registered?

mow
04-04-2006, 5:42 PM
From what I have read it seems to me that it means those people moving into the state can keep their "AW's" (AWs as defined by CA), as well you may inherit "AW's"

mikehaas
04-04-2006, 7:39 PM
Is there an update on this one? Is this stuff carried on CSPAN?

Sorry, I've updated http://calnra.com/legs.shtml several times today. It really is a very good place to check - as I get the word from NRA staff (usually crash confernce calls to make sure it is accurate), I put it up within minutes. I don't think news will show up anywhere quicker, normally, or be more reliable.

AB 2110 (dang) passed out of the Assembly Public Safety committee today. (It will have to pass others before it can go to the Assembly floor.)

AB 2111 is currently awaiting committee assignment. (THIS IS A CORRECTION TO EARLIER INFO - AB 2111 has not passed or even yet appeared before the Assembly Public Safety Committee. I mistakenly posted here it too had passed that committee. My mistake, apologies.)

http://calnra.com/legs.shtml?summary=ab2110

http://calnra.com/legs.shtml?summary=ab2111

No word on AB 2131 - yet. These guys are up there quite late sometime, so still could happen tonight.

Mike

mikehaas
04-04-2006, 7:55 PM
No word on AB 2131 - yet. These guys are up there quite late sometime, so still could happen tonight.

Mike

There ya go. Had I waited 10 minutes...

http://calnra.com/legs.shtml?summary=ab2131

AB 2131 was amended today in the Assembly Public Safety Committee and granted reconsideration. The bill remains in committee and will be reheard soon. Standby for the date and continue to contact the committee with your support.

We'll try to keep you informed!

Mike

mikehaas
04-04-2006, 10:58 PM
THIS IS A CORRECTION TO EARLIER INFO - AB 2111 has not passed or even yet appeared before the Assembly Public Safety Committee. A few posts earlier, I mistakenly posted here it had passed that committee. (I corrected it there too.)

My mistake, I apologize.

Mike

Wild Bill
04-05-2006, 7:19 PM
I to have sent email!:D

6172crew
04-05-2006, 7:45 PM
We did good guys....Next!:D