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If you are a firearm owner, one or more of California’s 6 new firearm laws will likely affect you. The following is just my understanding of the six bills signed into law. Be advise that I am not a lawyer, and I'm not giving legal advise, so do your own research. Links to the bills have been provided.
Keep in mind that semi-auto rifles that don’t currently take a bullet button, are featureless (without 1 or more) of the State’s definition of offending “features” (conspicuously protruding pistol grip, flash suppressor, collapsible butt stock, etc.) are still legal, including the M1 Carbine, M1A, Ruger Mini 14 and other like rifles. These type rifles won’t be considered “assault weapons” and will continue to be commercially available. Stripped lower AR or AK receivers don’t require registration, but if they aren’t registered, they can’t legally be assembled into a rifle, either.
5. Assembly Bill 1511 This bill is to modify PC 27880 (Owner not present) As of January 1, 2017 a new restriction on the lending of firearms. It would prohibit that practice except between family members including adopted or step relation (spouse, registered domestic partner, parent, child, sibling, grandparent). The “borrower” is required to have a State Firearms Safety Certificate and the loan can’t exceed a 30 day period. I far as I can tell, this doesn't modify PC 27885 (Owner present)
6. Assembly Bill 1695 Making a false stolen firearm report. Will become law as of January 1, 2017. This law will make it a misdemeanor to falsely report a firearm stolen and bans anyone guilty of false reporting from purchasing a firearm for 10 years.
There is a special deal for Solano County Permit Holders!
Due to the high rate of attrition of permit holders renewing. I have decided to put a real push on getting permit holders to renew.
I'm just guessing, but I think it is because of the unknown cost to renew the permit.
So here is the deal.
You can purchase the Solano County Permit holders renewal package that includes the county and state fees for a total cost of $170.00.
Remember this includes, State & County fees, range fees, targets, training fee and qualification.
The only other cost you will incur is ammunition. If you are a decent shot, the course of fire is 35 rounds.
You can purchase this deal any time for long as your Solano County Permit is valid (current). Roughly three months prior to your permit expiring, you will take our Solano County renewal training & qualification course. (I will work with you to get you a course date that will fit in with your schedule. Course cannot be giving more than 90 days before the expiration date on your current permit)
We will supply you with your targets and the Firearm Inspection and Shooting Proficiency Certification form to turn in to the Solano County Sheriff's Office.
When you are contacted to pickup your permit, remember to take along your current permit and the checks we supplied you doing the course.
I don't think this process could get any easier in California.
When you take our Solano County CCW Renewal Course, we will supply you with money orders or cashier checks for all of the State & County fees, during the course.
We now have the rest on the year scheduled. Start time is 6:00PM (Doors will open 30 minutes prior)
From 5:35pm to 6:00pm there will be training videos playing, so be early, they are worth watching.
Solano County CCW Seminar
This seminar will focus on obtaining a California carry permit in Solano County.
We will cover :
- California CCW Application process with emphasis on Solano County.
- State and County Fees.
- What is involved in the background check.
- Good Cause Statement.
- Follow up support and more!
If you have been wanting to get your permit and not sure where to start or you just need a push. This seminar was made for you.
Seating will be limited!
In California “School Zones” Beginning 2016
For many years, in California there was some exceptions to carrying a firearm or ammunition in a school zone or on school property. And one was for those with a license to carry a concealed firearm. [Penal Code 626.9(l)]
That changed on January 1, 2016, as a result of Senate Bill 707 (“SB 707”) authored by Lois Wolk (D) (who needs to be removed from office). SB 707 also changes the law regarding possession of ammunition on “school grounds.” Don’t think this won’t impact you. If you or a loved one or family member like to shoot or hunt. Some of the fine print can get you in trouble.
New Firearm Restrictions
California’s Gun-Free School Zone Act defines a school zone as “an area in, or on the grounds of, a public or private school providing instruction in kindergarten or grades 1 to 12, inclusive, or within a distance of 1,000 feet from the grounds of the public or private school.” [Penal Code 626.9(e)(1)]
California does not require school zones to be marked, [Penal Code 626.9(k)] so the 1,000-foot school zone border could be difficult to determine. Although I don’t see in the penal code where you start the measurement from, edge of the school property or school building’s front door, center of the building. To be on the safe side I would guess from the school’s perimeter and not from the center of the building. Similarly, the border of school grounds themselves may be difficult to define and you should consider any potential school property or public streets or sidewalk adjoining that property to be school grounds. I would always want to err on the side of caution and assume school zones extend from the furthest measurable point of any potential school grounds. Without a California license to carry a concealed firearm, you should not be anywhere near a potential school zone with a firearm or ammunition, unless they are in a locked case and the firearm is unloaded.
The California Gun-Free School Zone Act also generally prohibits possessing firearms, whether loaded or unloaded, at university or college campuses, as well as in any university or college building where students are housed, taught or are teaching, used for research, or for administration that is contiguous to the campus or are clearly marked as such, even if off campus. Either offense can be a felony, but possessing a loaded firearm has a potentially stiffer penalty.
A person with a valid California license to carry are still exempt from the restrictions on carrying in the school zone (the 1,000 foot, gun free zone area) of the K-12 schools, but may not carry on school grounds. Unless they meet another applicable exemption. Note that there is an exception for unloaded firearms and ammunition in locked containers in your vehicle while on K-12 school grounds but not on college or university school grounds. So don’t think you are going to go visit the kids at college and take them to the range afterwards, unless you park off campus and it is a public or private parking place that isn’t part of or owned by the college or university.
New Ammunition Restrictions
California law prohibits the carrying of ammunition on school grounds. [Penal Code 626.91] While the term school grounds for the purposes of this section is not defined and is vague, you should assume that it includes any K-12, college, or university property. This is where I believe an innocent person could get in to trouble. I don’t know about you, but I can’t guarantee there isn’t a loose round in my vehicle.
As of June 18th, 2015, with the passage of SB 175 and SB 488. Nevada will recognize the following States' CCW permits ;
Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, Idaho, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming.
The exciting news is, Nevada will recognize a non-resident Arizona permit once again.
Remember firearm laws change frequently so before traveling with a firearm, you should verify the laws with the appropriate authorities.