The bill also would create licensing requirements for the possession of a firearms and ammunition that would require all licensees 21 years of age or older to undergo a criminal background check and psychological evaluation by a government doctor, complete 3 days’ worth of certified training courses, and pay a fee of $800 for a government insurance policy. The bill also bans many of the most popular civilian rifles sold in the United States today.
“This is the most extreme, anti-gun law I have ever seen proposed”, said San Diego County Gun Owners PAC Executive Director Michael Schwartz at the City Council meeting Wednesday night in Oceanside. “This isn’t a ‘common sense’ gun law; rather, if passed, this would be a fundamental change to gun ownership across the nation.”
The proposed letter would be sent to Congress Member Mike Levin and signed by each City Council Member. The letter requests Levin to vote against HR 127 because of its extreme measures to restrict gun ownership and because it is a clear violation of gun owners’ privacy.
“It was important for me to introduce this to the Council. The Second Amendment and preserving the rights to keep and bear arms are a priority for Oceanside residents. As a Marine and as a member of the City Council, I swore an oath to protect the Constitution,” said Oceanside City Council Member Christopher Rodriguez.
The final vote was 5 in favor of sending the letter to Congress Member Levin with none opposed. Council Members Christopher Rodriguez, Kori Jensen, Ryan Keim, Peter Weiss, and Mayor Esther Sanchez all voted in favor of sending the letter.
Founded in 2015, the San Diego County Gun Owners is a registered political action committee (FPPC ID #1379388) and advocacy organization focused on organizing the gun industry and community and protecting the U.S. Constitution’s Second Amendment right to bear arms. With a membership over 2,600 individuals, the PAC provides news and information on new gun laws and Second Amendment advocacy. Membership dues range from $10 per month to $1,000 annually. For more information, visit www.sandiegocountygunowners.com
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