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05-03-2007, 10:44 AM
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CALNRA: NRA-Sponsored AB 854 Unanimously Passes Assembly

AB 854, an Outdoor Writers/NRA-introduced and sponsored bill, today passed unanimously (72-0) off the Assembly Floor. Thank you for your efforts in support of AB 854. Please stay tuned for AB 854's first committee assignment in the Senate.


Description: Existing California law does not allow a firearms manufacturer or dealer to import into California to "Loan" to an evaluator/writer a handgun that is not listed on the DOJ "not unsafe" handgun list. AB 854 is intended to copy a Federal mechanism for loans, creating a system to allow the loan to take place through a dealer and be returned to the manufacturer through a dealer within 45 days.

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05-03-2007, 10:47 AM
Very nice.

This will be useful in quite a few areas :)

05-03-2007, 11:00 AM
On the face of it this seems fine, however I don't know how AB 854 would be a benefit to most of us. At best all we get to do is read about guns we can't own, or am I missing something?

My concern is that an approved but very limited pro - gun bill would be later offset by a more injurious anti gun bill applicable to all of us. Are we allowing politicians to put one in the "pro - gun" column only to be later offset, in the name of compromise and working together or simply "OK, your turn", by a more wide reaching anti - gun bill? Aside from the hard core types on either side, I think politicians make an effort to be all things to all voters.

I don't want the Governer to sign AB 854 for us and AB 362 for the other guys.

05-03-2007, 11:34 AM
I hope so. I guess I've been in CA too long having to think that way. I know back in good old New Hampshire the thought wouldn't even have crossed my mind.

05-03-2007, 11:44 AM
Hummmm...."Wulf's Firearms Review and "Whoops" I lost it in the river Blog" Kinda has a nice ring to it.