California Governor Brown wrote:This bill makes it an infraction (or a misdemeanor for the 3rd offense) to fail to report the theft, loss, or recovery of a lost or stolen firearm.
I vetoed similar measures in 2012 and 2013, because I did not belive that a measure of this type would help identify gun traffickers or enable law enforcement to disarm people prohibited from having guns.
I continue to believe that responsible people report the loss or theft of a firearm and irresponsible people do not; it is not likely that this bill would change that.
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- Wed May 30, 2018 1:34 pm
- Forum: Governor's Abbott's "School and Firearm Safety Action Plan"
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California Governor Brown has vetoed "reporting of lost or stolen gun" bills several times. Here's his message from the last veto in 2016: