Torey Van Oot at the Sacramento Bee reports that Democrats in the Assembly Public Safety Committee have passed AB144 and AB809.
AB144 would ban openly carrying a firearm in the State of California. And since concealed carry permits are impossible to get for most residents of the State, this bill would effectively ban self-defense outside the home. CCW applications are uniformly rejected in jurisdictions like Los Angeles County. Unless you’re an A-list celebrity, you can forget getting a CCW here! Most Californians live in jurisdictions where CCW permits are reserved for the privileged few.
AB809 would allow the State to retain records of long gun sales creating a de facto gun registration program. Currently, such a stealth registry exists only for handguns. Should AB809 become law, all firearms purchased legally in the State would be registered. Should a future State government wish to confiscate privately held firearms, this type of comprehensive registry would prove invaluable to those charged with disarming the population.