Don't know if it's a RE or not, but in case you guys haven't seen it... Glad I'm leaving this communist state soon. The following bills are strongly opposed by sportsmen and other owners of firearms. Your contacts with legislators in opposition are urgently needed now! FINES FOR FAILURE TO REPORT GUN LOSS AB 334 (Levine) Firearms: loss and theft -- Would impose substantial fines on anyone who does not report the loss or theft of a handgun within five days of when they know or reasonably should have known of its disappearance. There is no standard of what "reasonably should have known" means for purposes of the bill, but AB 334 supporters have publicly stated that it means that the owner of a handgun has to know where the firearm is at all times. Thus, a handgun kept in storage would have to be physically checked at least once every five days to determine if it is still there. BAN ON LEAD AMMUNITION FOR HUNTING AB 821 (Nava) Ridley-Tree Condor Preservation Act -- Would prohibit the use of lead ammunition for the hunting of big game and coyotes in the range of the California Condor. This would affect much of the Central Coast and Southern California hunting areas. Supporters claim it is hunters' ammunition that is responsible for lead poisoning in condors. If AB 821 passes, supporters have let it be known that they will be seeking a lead ammunition ban statewide. Anti-hunting groups know that the alternative to lead, (e.g. copper bullets), is not as effective, will likely result in more crippling of animals, and is also toxic to condors. AB 821 is seen by them as laying the groundwork for a total ban on hunting next as it will allow them to claim that hunting should be stopped because no adequate ammunition is available that will not poison condors. MICROSTAMPING AB 1471 (Feuer) Microstamping -- Would expand the definition of "unsafe handgun" to include semiautomatic pistols that are not designed and equipped with a microscopic array of characters that identify the make, model and serial number of the pistol, and which are transferred in at least two places by imprinting onto each cartridge case when the firearm is discharged. This will enable identification of the registered owner. Even though over 90 percent of handguns used in crime are stolen, the registered owner from whom the firearm was stolen would become the subject of a criminal investigation and possibly prosecution. If passed, AB 1471's requirements could soon be expanded to cover all firearms of any kind! And, if a criminal gets a hold of some of your spent cases (as from a shooting range), he can leave them at a crime scene and the police will come looking for you!! To make matters even worse, scientific studies have shown that any criminal can easily remove or defeat the microstamping technology with a minimum of effort.