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Assemblyman Tim Donnelly Targeting Colleagues

| Blog | November 4, 2013

Tim Knight, Tim Donnelly, Jennifer Kerns

(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

Tim Donnelly Guns For Colleagues 

Assemblyman Tim Donnelly, R-Twin Peaks, center, flanked by Tim Knight and Jennifer Kerns, founder of Free California, announced that they are considering a recall campaign against five Democratic state lawmakers for their support of gun control bills in California, during a news conference in Sacramento. 

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Emboldened by the recall of two Colorado lawmakers last month, California gun-rights activists within a few weeks will be collecting petition signatures to kick several state lawmakers out of office, the activists announced Thursday.

Gun rights advocates announce plans to recall lawmakers

The gun rights advocates say they are launching an effort to recall state lawmakers they say are passing law violating their second amendment rights.


Published on Oct 7, 2013

Tim Donnelly, candidate for Governor against Jerry Brown speaks to a standing room only crowd at the Tea Party California Caucus during the California Republican Party Fall Convention 2013. People were lined up out the doors to participate in this break out session at the 2013 CRP Convention.

Republican lawmaker Tim Donnelly went on a Christian radio program to explain why he disagrees with President Obama’s gun violence proposals. Why, you ask?

Donnelly says that guns are an all a part of God’s plan…

This clip from the Majority Report, live M-F at 12 noon EST and via daily podcast at http://Majority.FM



California: Did tough gun control laws cut firearms deaths?

Do gun control laws work? New figures from the nation’s most populous state, which also happens to have the nation’s toughest statewide gun laws, suggest they do.

California passed some of the nation’s toughest gun laws over the past two decades, and gun deaths across the state have declined by more than half, according to a new study by a California-based nonprofit research group.


In the early 1990s, California’s gun laws were weak and full of gaps, and the 

toll of gun violence across the state rose to unprecedented levels – at one point
15% higher than the national average.1
California was facing epidemic proportions of
gun violence and the impact was being felt by every community, from Redding to San

Read The Law Center report Download



California Legislature Passes Landmark Package of Gun Reform Measures

The Brady Campaign and its twenty-five California Chapters applaud the actions taken by the California State Assembly for passing a package of gun reform bills, also known as the LIFE Act (Lifesaving Intelligent Firearms Enforcement).

Jerry Brown signing bills

SB 374 (Steinberg) – Simplifies California’s assault weapons law by prohibiting future sale of semi-automatic centerfire rifles with exchangeable ammunition magazines that enable rapid reload.
Vetoed by the Governor.


SB 567 (Jackson) – Limits rifled bore shotguns with high capacity revolving ammunition cylinders. Vetoed by the Governor.


SB 683 (Block) – Expands the Handgun Safety Certificate program to include all firearms. Signed by the Governor.


SB 755 (Wolk) – Expands the list of misdemeanor categories that carry a ten-year prohibition from firearms purchase or possession, including two DUI offenses within a three-year period. Vetoed by the Governor.


AB 48 (Skinner) prohibits the purchase of large capacity ammunition magazines, including magazine conversion/repair kits. Signed by the Governor.


AB 169 (Dickinson) Closes significant loopholes in the Safe Handgun Act relating to the “single-shot” exemption and certain transfers of unsafe handguns by exempt persons. Vetoed by the Governor.


AB 170 (Bradford) Closes background check loopholes relating to corporate or group permits for assault weapons. Signed by the Governor.


AB 180 (Bonta) Authorizes the City of Oakland to enact an ordinance applicable solely to its residents that is more restrictive than state law regulating the registration or licensing of firearms. Veto by the Governor.


AB 231 (Ting/Gomez) Makes it a crime to negligently store or leave a loaded firearm in a location where a child is likely to gain access to the firearm. Signed by the Governor.


AB 500 (Ammiano) Restricts access to firearms in the home by prohibited persons.  Extends the period of time for DOJ to complete a background check to 30 days in those rare instances when records are unavailable to complete the check within the standard 10 day period.  Requires dealers to notify DOJ when a prospective purchaser actually takes possession of a firearm. Signed by the Governor.


AB 539 (Pan) Allows for persons who have become prohibited from possessing a firearm to store them with a licensed firearm dealer during the period of prohibition. Signed by the Governor.


AB 1131 (Skinner) Extends the firearms prohibition for persons who make serious threats of physical violence against reasonably identifiable persons from 6 months to five years.  Requires courts and hospitals to transmit mental health determinations to DOJ within 24 hours by electronic means. Signed by the Governor.


Senate Bills

SB 127 (Gaines) Requires reporting by psychotherapists to law enforcement within 24 hours, and subsequent electronic reporting by law enforcement to DOJ within an additional 24 hours, for persons who make threats against an identifiable victim to the psychotherapist. (Tarasoff reports) Signed by the Governor.


SB 299 (DeSaulnier) Requires reporting of lost or stolen firearms to local law enforcement within seven days of when a person knew or reasonably should have known that their firearm was lost or stolen. Vetoed by the Governor.


SB 475 (Leno) Would require the prior approval of the board of supervisors of both the County of San Mateo and the City and County of San Francisco before a gun show may take place at the Cow Palace. Vetoed by the Governor.



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