What would this board be charged to do? Here is the relevant law:
How would the board accomplish these goals? The legislation lays this out as well:(2) The purpose of the board would be to oversee and implement a
strategy to reduce the incidents of gun violence and accidental
shootings, including the number of homicides, injuries, suicides and
deaths in order to save money on gunshot related deaths, nonfatal
injuries, medical costs, incarceration and the devastation to society
as a whole.
And how would all of this be paid for? By gun owners, of course:(c) It is the intent of the Legislature that any legislation
enacted to create the board would also require the board to do all of
(1) Implement programs, and adopt standards, rules, and
regulations in accordance with the provisions of this act to reduce
(2) Conduct research into the causes of, and solutions to, gun
violence, and systematically attack the serious problems caused by
(3) Provide grant money to reduce gun violence.
(d) The board would do both of the following:
(1) Contract for technical advisory services and other services as
may be necessary for the performance of its powers and duties.
(2) Appoint advisory groups and committees as it requires.
What "regulations" might this board enact? Who can say in advance, but I am sure they will not be friendly to gun owners, and I am not at all convinced that such a board is necessary in any case. This bill is in the very preliminary stages, but it is not too late to write to you State Senator noting your opposition to this bill.(e) It is the intent of the Legislature that any legislation
enacted to create the board would also provide funding for the board
by imposing a twenty-five dollar ($25) fee on all retail sales of
firearms, or transfers of firearms between persons who are not
licensed firearms dealers, and that moneys generated pursuant to
those provisions would be deposited in the Gun Safety Board Special