Two Republican assemblymembers from San Diego continue to speak out against the series of gun laws signed by Gov. Jerry Brown earlier this month as well as Proposition 63, a gun and ammunition control ballot measure championed by Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom.
Assemblymembers Marie Waldron, R-San Diego, and Rocky Chavez, R-San Diego, are scheduled to speak at an event organized by San Diego County Gun Owners, a political action committee.
Brown signed six of 11 gun bills into law on July 1 including Senate Bill 1446, a bill that outlaws high-capacity magazines holding more than 10 rounds. He later signed Assembly Bill 857 to restrict homemade guns.
Michael Schwartz, executive director of San Diego County Gun Owners, said Friday that his group is concerned about SB 1446 because the bill does not exempt current owners and would require them to get rid of their magazines. After July 1 of next year, anyone possessing a high-capacity magazine will be guilty of an infraction.
“Laws are not created to turn law abiding citizens into felons overnight,” Schwartz said.
Schwartz said his group also opposes Proposition 63 which contains many of the same provisions passed by the Legislature, including the ban on high-capacity magazines.
The event will take place at 10:30 a.m. at the San Diego County Administration Building.
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