View Full Version : A bill to mandate "owner-authorized (or “smart”) handguns" only in CA

04-24-2008, 7:40 PM
From the NRA-ILA web site:

News on Pending Second Amendment-Related Bills in California!

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Please Contact Your State Assembly Member Today!

On Tuesday, April 15, numerous bills affecting our Second Amendment rights were considered by the California Legislature.

The Assembly Public Safety Committee passed Assembly Bill 2235, a bill to forbid 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. AB2235 now heads to the Assembly floor for consideration.

Introduced by Assemblyman Mark DeSaulnier (D-11), AB2235 would require the 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.

The law enforcement community has even expressed concerns about the use of this technology in firearms. How often has your computer malfunctioned while simply sitting stationary on your desktop? With that in mind, are you willing to put your personal safety, and that of your loved ones, in the hands of a sensitive computer system exposed to recoil, heat, solvents, dirt and grime? For an informative article about smart guns and the New Jersey law this bill is based on, please click here.

Article is here:

04-24-2008, 8:06 PM
:dupe: see this thread (http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=96662).

But thanks for staying aware. Every new person seeing these things is a potential letter or email writer to the Assembly and to a local paper.

04-25-2008, 5:26 AM
Sorry for the repost..