BREAKING: California Governor VETOES Bill That Would Have Banned Semi-Auto Rifles

October 11 2013
by GSL Staff
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Screen Shot 2013-10-11 at 3.19.18 PMJerry Brown, governor of California has vetoed one of the 14 gun control bills that has been sitting on his desk.

The governor vetoed a bill that would have banned the sale and transfer of almost all semi-auto rifles.

The NRA was prepared to sue the state if the law went into effect.

According to the Washington Times,

Brown’s veto message for SB374 said it was too far-reaching. The bill by Democratic Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg would have outlawed future sales of an entire class of weapons that includes most assault rifles.

Word is that some of the 14 gun bills would be signed ahead of the Sunday deadline for the governor.

The governor had been under constant pressure in recent weeks to veto the new round of gun control bills, especially the semi-auto rifle ban.

In another win for gun rights advocates and state preemption, the governor also vetoed a bill which would have allowed Oakland to set its own gun laws.

This is a solid victory for California gun owners who have seen their rights eroded over the years and seen California become one of the most anti-gun states in the US.

In bad news, the governor signed the bill that will ban lead ammunition for hunting, which is likely to make hunting in the state much more difficult and expensive.

According to Inside Bay Area,

“The risks to California’s incredibly diverse wildlife are many,” Brown wrote. “We must mannage our state’s wildlife for the use and enjoyment of all Californians. It is time to begin this transition and provide hunters with ammunition that will allow them to continue the conservation heritage of Califorina.”

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