Firearms Policy Coalition Condemns “Gut-and-Amend” Gun Control Measures
Sacramento, CA -(AmmoLand.com)- On Thursday, May 5, Senate and Assembly Democrats skirted the legislative process by “gutting and amending” 5 Assembly bills currently in the Senate, converting 4 of them into anti-gun measures.
“Gutting and amending” is the controversial practice of stripping out a measure’s contents and replacing it with entirely new language, for a new issue, well into the legislative process. In this case, they used measures that had been abandoned by former Assembly member Henry Perea (D- Fresno) when he resigned his office to take a position as the senior director of state advocacy for the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America.
“This is an abuse of the legislative process,” said Craig DeLuz, legislative advocate for Firearms Policy Coalition (FPC). “There are already dozens of anti-gun bills making their way through the legislature,” he continued, “Lt. Governor Newsom is pushing an outrageous initiative in order to get his name in the press as a springboard to higher office, and now we have a coordinated effort to gut and amend bills designed to harass some of …Read the Rest