California AB1213 update 3/22/13
Here is a summary of AB1213 - Was introduced on February 22, 2013 by Assemblyman Bloom and this bill was called The Bobcat Protection Act of 2013. On March 19th amendments to AB1213 were submitted and the bill was assigned to committee (Water, Parks & Wildlife) on March 20th. A hearing date on April 2nd was scheduled.
The NTA has been in contact with Reid Aiton and Mercer Lawing with the CTA. The lobbying firm of Lynch and Associates is familiar to the CTA and they are comfortable with them. In researching this firm they represent many groups including SCI-CA, the National Shooting Sports Foundation, and CA Firearm Retailers, to mention a few. The CTA has an active bank account and has of yesterday a link to donate via pay-pal or credit card to the effort. The NTA has sent out updates and alerts in an effort to assist the CTA in raising the funds to fight this fight. The NTA has donated to this effort.
It will take a great deal of time to fight this and defeat it. It is no doubt going to take substantial time initially and also as follow up to be sure the language doesn’t get attached to some other bill as an amendment or revision. This is all dependant upon the bill being killed in committee. The CTA will be sending people to their capital to lobby the members of the committee and this will be done in cooperation with Lynch and associates.
Donations may be sent to Reid Aiton, PO Box 1339, Blue Lake, CA 95525 or on the CTA website at http://californiatrappers.com/
and click on the donate link…