AB 2459 would make four serious changes to California’s dealer licensing requirements.
- A prohibition on licensee business premises being on a residential property.
- A clear statement that localities may impose more restrictive requirements on licensees than those imposed by state law.
- A requirement that licensees maintain full color video surveillance that is of sufficient quality to provide for facial recognition and records all firearm transactions on the premises, all locations where firearms and ammunition are stored, the immediate exterior of the licensed premises, and all parking facilities owned by the licensee. The video equipment would be required to run during all business hours and be set to begin recording when motion is detected at all other times. The licensee would have to certify to having compliant video equipment at least yearly and make any needed repairs to the equipment within 15 days of any damage. The footage would need to be stored on the premises for at least five years, but that could be extended if the footage may be part of a law enforcement investigation. Licensees would also be required to post a prominent sign indicating that customers are being recorded.
- All licensees would be required to have a liability policy of a minimum of $1M per incident to cover liability arising from “theft, sale, lease or transfer or offering for sale, lease or transfer of a firearm or ammunition, or any other operations of the business and business premises.”
AB2459 would quite simply bankrupt and drive gun dealers out of business, and it is designed to do just that. Out-of-control legislators need to be thrown out of office, especially when they go after law-abiding citizens and small business owners.
Unfortunately, in the state of California this type of outrageous behavior is sanctioned by a large percentage of the population. If the bill advances, it will then be time to contact Governor Jerry Brown in order to stop this ridiculous ploy to eliminate guns from the state.
It is clearly a violation of the Constitution, but hacks like McCarty count on it being difficult, time consuming, and expensive to mount a defense, and so he will feel pleased even if this bill only serves to harass gun owners and sellers. That seems to be the Democrat game plan now that it is clear the 2nd Amendment will be upheld for the present. Of course all that will also change if a liberal is selected to replace Justice Antonin Scalia, at which time all bets will be off.