Every year in California there are a dozen or more new gun control bills that become law. Trying to keep up with all of them I missed a few very important ones, passed and signed, set to take effect. Today I cover a couple of those missed.

Hey everybody, how's it going? Welcome back to Copper Jacket TV. Every year, on average, we see a dozen or more new gun control bills get passed and signed in the state of California. They're always trying to outdo themselves, always trying to come up with something new to make their constituents in the big cities happy. Last year was no different, except I missed a few of the new bills, and the ones I missed are actually designed to get you into trouble. These are particularly bad ones, and they've already passed and are set to take effect. Today, we're going to talk about these new bills and what they're designed to do, so pay attention.

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Let's dive right into this because it's something that everyone across the country needs to know about. What happens in California tends to spread to other states. If you live in another blue state like Illinois or New York, you could see this coming your way. The first bill we're going to discuss is AB 574. Let me put this up on the screen so we can read it together.

AB 574 was signed into law in 2023 and takes effect on March 1, 2025. It mandates that the register or record of sale includes an acknowledgment by the purchaser or transferee that they have, within the last 30 days, confirmed possession of every firearm they own or possess. Now, that's just the first one. We'll talk about the other one in a second, but first, I want to explain why this is a sneaky way of getting you to incriminate yourself.

Essentially, what they're trying to get you to do is fill out an affidavit stating that you have checked within the last 30 days and are aware of the location of everything you own or possess. Your name is right at the bottom of this affidavit. I think this adds to the whole lost or stolen reporting issue because a lot of people aren't reporting things lost or stolen due to the small window allowed, which causes fear of getting into trouble for late reporting. So, people end up not reporting at all. You basically sign this affidavit saying you've checked everything within the last 30 days. If something shows up somewhere, they have that affidavit saying you checked on it and should know where it is, meaning you are clearly lying. Guess who gets caught up in all that?

People may not know about it or may just go along with it even if they haven't checked. Some people have had things taken without even knowing they're gone, but just want to speed up the transaction and sign the statement. Now, they have that on record every time you get something new. So, the whole time period is covered where you said you know where it is, but if it shows up somewhere, you've contradicted yourself. This could lead to issues like lying on a government document, among other things, and could wrap you up for a long time for something as simple as this.

The next bill, AB 725, sort of correlates with the first one and takes effect after the first effective date. Starting July 1, 2026, it expands the definition of a firearm to include a frame or receiver, including both completed frames or receivers or precursor parts, in the provisions that require a person to report anything lost or stolen to law enforcement. This expands the number of things that need to be reported within California's short window.

With a March 2025 start date on the first law, you'll need to check everything you own. Then, with the July 2026 start date on the next law, you'll have to check more things, including precursor parts. For someone who owns only a few items, this might not seem like much, but for someone like me, it's a lot to keep track of. These two laws essentially piggyback on each other, creating a big "gotcha" scheme by expanding what needs to be reported as lost or stolen while requiring you to sign an affidavit stating you've checked everything.

A lot of people won't keep track of all these changes, which makes it easy to get caught up in this scheme. It's important to be aware of these laws and prepare for them. California likely won't stop here and may reclassify more items to fall under these new definitions. Tomorrow, I'll cover another new law that could extend waiting periods from 10 days to 30 days or more. I missed these laws throughout the year with all the national and state-level changes, but felt it was important to bring them to your attention.

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