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ewarmour
03-28-2013, 5:13 AM
Dear friend:

Thank you for contacting me regarding your support for our Constitutionally protected Second Amendment rights.

This year, members of the state legislature have introduced more than thirty bills relating to firearms. The vast majority of these bills seek to infringe on gun owners’ rights—however, there are a few that my Republican colleagues and I have introduced in efforts to empower the Constitution and law-abiding citizens. In this legislative session, I have introduced AB 871, (a reintroduction of AB 2615 last year). AB 871 will require law enforcement to issue a license if the applicant meets the conditions of “good moral character” and further states that “good cause” includes (but is not limited to) personal protection or self-defense.

Now more than ever, it is imperative to participate in the legislative process by:

-Sending letters, faxes or post cards to members of the Assembly Committee on Public Safety in order to politely and proactively establish your support for AB 871.

-Contacting friends and family members in other parts of the state who can influence their respective representatives to vote in favor of the Constitution, as well as the citizens affected by these measures.

AB 871 will be heard in the Assembly Committee on Public Safety on April 16th, 2013. If you would like your comments to be considered by the Committee, they should be received no later than 12:00 noon on April 11th.

For your convenience, I have listed the members of the Public Safety Committee below, Assemblymember Melendez and Assemblymember Waldron have already indicated their support of the bill.

Tom Ammiano (Chair), (D)

Capitol Office P.O. Box 942849, Room 3146, Sacramento, CA 94249-0017; (916) 319-2017, FAX: (916) 319-2117

Melissa A. Melendez (Vice Chair) (R)

Capitol Office P.O. Box 942849, Room 4009, Sacramento, CA 94249-0067; (916) 319-2067, FAX: (916) 319-2167

Reginald B. Jones-Sawyer, Sr. (D)

Capitol Office P.O. Box 942849, Room 5144, Sacramento, CA 94249-0059; (916) 319-2059, FAX: (916) 319-2159

Holly J. Mitchell (D)

Capitol Office P.O. Box 942849, Room 2163, Sacramento, CA 94249-0054; (916) 319-2054, FAX: (916) 319-2154

Bill Quirk (D)

Capitol Office P.O. Box 942849, Room 2175, Sacramento, CA 94249-0020; (916) 319-2020, FAX: (916) 319-2120

Nancy Skinner (D)

Capitol Office P.O. Box 942849, Room 3160, Sacramento, CA 94249-0015; (916) 319-2015, FAX: (916) 319-2115

Marie Waldron (R)

Capitol Office P.O. Box 942849, Room 5128, Sacramento, CA 94249-0075; (916) 319-2075, FAX: (916) 319-2175

Sincerely,

BRIAN W. JONES

Assemblyman, 71st District

I recommend calling the committee members to voice support.

Harry Schell
03-28-2013, 8:22 AM
Unless you are in the member's district, an email will be rejected.

Librarian
03-28-2013, 10:20 AM
Also send a copy to

Assembly Public Safety Committee
1020 N Street (LOB), Room 111
Sacramento, California 95814

For some reason, things sent to the individual members seem not to be counted when the bill analyses are prepared.

The 'wrong zip' is most acute when using the individual legislators' web page 'contact me'. I recommend you use the zip code of the legislator's district office.

VAReact
03-28-2013, 1:18 PM
I don't see what this bill will really accomplish in its present form, as "good moral character" is not defined, and is subject to the whims of the issuer. Anybody can still be denied if this passes, unless "good moral character" were defined in the bill as "not prohibited from possessing a firearm".

dustoff31
03-28-2013, 1:25 PM
I don't see what this bill will really accomplish in its present form, as "good moral character" is not defined, and subject to the whims of the issuer. Anybody can still be denied if this passes unless "good moral character" were defined in the bill as "not prohibited from posessing a firearm".

None of that matters. This bill will go nowhere, except perhaps into the trashcan. It won't get out of committee, if it's even heard there.

shotcaller6
03-28-2013, 1:26 PM
I don't see what this bill will really accomplish in its present form, as "good moral character" is not defined, and subject to the whims of the issuer. Anybody can still be denied if this passes unless "good moral character" were defined in the bill as "not prohibited from posessing a firearm".

Very good point.

nick
03-28-2013, 2:49 PM
I don't see what this bill will really accomplish in its present form, as "good moral character" is not defined, and subject to the whims of the issuer. Anybody can still be denied if this passes unless "good moral character" were defined in the bill as "not prohibited from posessing a firearm".

One step at a time?

Bainter1212
03-28-2013, 2:55 PM
Tagged

bwiese
03-28-2013, 2:57 PM
This is a bill that's important to keep driving.

Several pro-gun bills in the past have taken multiple sessions to get thru.

Somethings things work.

VAReact
03-28-2013, 3:03 PM
I wrote Asm. Jones a month ago about this bill's problems with the "good moral character" issue not being addressed. I suggest others do the same. Maybe we can get the bill amended to reflect meaningful changes -so that "good moral character" means "not prohibited from possessing a firearm"? Then this bill would truly be "shall issue". Just a suggestion.

straight_shot
03-29-2013, 9:25 AM
I called all of the committee members and forwarded it to many friends who have already done the same.

If you have any hesitation about calling your rep, especially if it is your first time, DONT HESITATE!

When I made my calls regarding this bill my average call time was 20 seconds:

ME: " Hi. I am calling to voice my STRONG SUPPORT of AB 871 "
OFFICE AIDE: " Ok. What is you name and zipcode?"
ME: " Your_name_here, your_zipcode "
OFFICE AIDE: " Thank you. You views will be communicated to Representative so-and-so"
ME: " Thanks. Bye."

Done. If you read this, and have not yet called, then YOU HAVE NO EXCUSE BECAUSE IT IT SO EASY!

pigpen66m
03-29-2013, 9:29 AM
I got the same email from his office after I sent one thanking him for his support.

ll-Rafael-ll
03-29-2013, 9:38 AM
How great would it be if this becomes law?

J.D.Allen
03-29-2013, 10:01 AM
Can I call even though I am not a CA resident?

zonzin
03-29-2013, 10:15 AM
None of that matters. This bill will go nowhere, except perhaps into the trashcan. It won't get out of committee, if it's even heard there.

This ^^^.

Smell that? That the smell of a fart blowing by in the wind.



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stix213
03-29-2013, 10:16 AM
The bill has progressed as far as it ever will, but I'll still try to contact those reps.

MBW
03-29-2013, 10:21 AM
I called all of the committee members and forwarded it to many friends who have already done the same.

If you have any hesitation about calling your rep, especially if it is your first time, DONT HESITATE!

When I made my calls regarding this bill my average call time was 20 seconds:

ME: " Hi. I am calling to voice my STRONG SUPPORT of AB 871 "
OFFICE AIDE: " Ok. What is you name and zipcode?"
ME: " Your_name_here, your_zipcode "
OFFICE AIDE: " Thank you. You views will be communicated to Representative so-and-so"
ME: " Thanks. Bye."

Done. If you read this, and have not yet called, then YOU HAVE NO EXCUSE BECAUSE IT IT SO EASY!

Does it matter what zip code you live in?

ccmc
03-29-2013, 10:27 AM
I'm not a CA resident, and I tried to email Jones to support his bill, and also to ask how this bill would affect nonresidents ie would there be a reciprocity provision or a way for nonresidents to apply for CA LTC. The email got kicked back to me because I'm not in his district.

straight_shot
03-29-2013, 12:59 PM
I called all 7 representatives and only 3 of them asked for my name and zipcode. The others simply said "thank you for your views; we will tell representative so-and-so".

Also, I have talked with the office aides in the past and they said that they enter the opinion/info into a database system that ALL THE LEGISLATORS ACCESS. This means that EVEN IF YOU CALL THE WRONG REPRESENTATIVE, YOUR OPINION IS STILL RECORDED and YOUR rep will get it. However, since it is a committee issue, they are supposed to take into consideration opinions from people who are outside their district.

I used to be one of those people who got the emails alerts, read them, but never did anything unless there was a quick link to a template email that I could send. Honestly, calling is WAY EASIER and more time efficient. Dont even hesitate to do it. Like I said, it took me 20 seconds per call. On the weekends / after hours, just leave a message that is just as short. IT IS NOT FICTION.... EVERY CALL DOES MAKE A DIFFERENCE!

Kid Stanislaus
03-29-2013, 1:19 PM
Can I call even though I am not a CA resident?

Our political enemies READ THESE FORUMS!!;)

EDIT: Lets not give them ammunition against us. They'll claim we're bringing in a bunch of outsiders to influenc CA legislation.