San Diego County Gun Owners (SDCGO), a political action committee promoting Second Amendment rights, is proud to announce that on May 26, 2021, the Santee City Council became the second city council in San Diego County to unanimously vote to send an official letter to its congressmember requesting him to vote in opposition of HR 127. If passed, HR 127 establishes a process for the licensing and registration of firearms, prohibits the possession of popular self-defense ammunition, prohibits normal capacity ammunition magazines, establishes a licensing system for the possession of firearms or ammunition, establishes a registration system for firearms, and establishes a publicly available database of all registered firearms.
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.
Last week, the Oceanside City Council also unanimously voted to send an identical letter to Congress Member Mike Levin. “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 on May 19, 2021, 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.”
Santee City Council’s proposed letter would be sent to Congress Member Darrell Issa and signed by each City Council Member. The letter requests Issa 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.
“Santee could not just stand by and let HR 127 go without voicing our concern. We value and cherish our rights and our liberties. I am proud of our vote and the pro-Second Amendment message it sends,” said Santee City Council Member Rob McNelis.
The final vote was 5 in favor of sending the letter to Congress Member Issa with none opposed. Council Members Rob McNelis, Dustin Trotter, Laura Koval, Ronn Hall, and Mayor John Minto 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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