Join us tonight with you PRO-GUN signs to protest at Senator Irene Aguilar town hall. Tonight, Aguilar and Representative Ferrandino will be holding a town hall on health care exchanges (if that's not enough to get you fired up and out the door).
Some of us will be outside with signs, while others are invited in to attempt polite discourse with the Senator. She is very anti-gun. This town hall has an agenda, but we are showing up to have a conversation with our elected representatives; we have a right to speak with them per the First Amendment.
The bills are going before the Senate Judiciary Committee, March 4, 2013. The four bills are a gun-ban on college campuses (specifically conceal carry - 1226), a $10 tax on background checks (1228), outlawing of magazines over fifteen rounds (1224), and finally, but most dastardly, universal background checks (1229), or better know as gun registration.
The Senate Judiciary Committee consists of two republicans, Steve King, and Kevin Lumberg, and three democrats, Irene Aguilar, Jesse Ulibarri, and the chair of the committee, Lucia Guzman. This is the same committee who KILLED SB[masked], which would have allowed school districts the ability to set their own concealed carry policies.
Senator Irene Aguilar is on the Senate Judiciary Committee. I testified before the senator in January, in support of SB 13 009. This bill would have allowed school districts to establish their own policy, whether or not they would allow concealed carry on their K-12 campuses, and other policies, like firearms training for personnel.
At the January 28, 2013, Senator Steve King commented on how many woman had testified in favor of allowing school personnel the ability to conceal carry on school property. Over twenty citizens testified in favor of the bill that day, with an extraordinarily high percentage of women. There were also a notable number of children testifying, with the girls outnumbering the boys.
Senator Irene Aguilar was completely inattentive to all the citizens showing up to testify. She typed on her lap top for hours. She was completely indifferent when the children testified. In the end she killed the bill, her reason is that she is 'a doctor, and there are too many people shot with guns already.'