California Dems Push Bill Requiring Guns to Be Registered Annually, with a Fee


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Dec 13, 2006
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California Democrats are pushing to replace the current one-time gun registration system with a once-a-year registration requirement, coupled with a fee to the state.

In the bill, SB 1160, Democrats pledge to use the fee to fund the state’s gun registration system: “The bill would require the registrant to annually pay a fee, as specified, to be deposited into a special fund that is continuously appropriated to the department for the express purpose of carrying out the administration and enforcement of the firearm registry.”

SB 1160 will also be used to create a new “program” focused on unregistered guns: “This bill would prohibit possession of an unregistered firearm, a violation of which would be punishable as an infraction. By creating a new infraction, this bill would impose a state-mandated local program.”

Star Trek No GIF
CA needs $100+ million annually to administer their Armed Prohibited Persons System (APPS) program - they only budget $10 million. In 2022, less than 1% of registered gun owners flipped from permitted to prohibited and less than 1% of those had their guns seized. The backlog grows rapidly.

The violent crime rate continues to rise in CA, with 192,000 violent crimes reported in 2022. Maybe CA should do something about violent criminals rather than revoked gun registrations?

California Department of Justice Releases 2022 Armed and Prohibited Persons System Program Annual Report In 2022,

”Through the APPS program in 2022, DOJ recovered 1,437 firearms — including 712 handguns, 360 rifles, 194 shotguns, 80 assault weapons, 54 ghost guns, 43 receivers or frames, 3 short-barreled shotguns, and 1 machine gun. Agents also seized 308 large-capacity magazines, 2,123 standard capacity magazines, and 281,299 rounds of ammunition through APPS enforcement actions. As of January 1, 2023, there were 3,347,221 known registered firearm owners in California of which 23,869 are prohibited from owning or possessing firearms, making up less than 1%. ”
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