â€œTheyâ€™ll have to pry my BB gun from my cold, dead arms,â€ one commenter wrote on the legislative web page for AB 2333. The bill, by Assemblyman Jose Solorio, D-Anaheim, will require parents to keep BB guns under lock and key safely away from minors, or face a $200 fine and a requirement to perform community service, after receiving written warnings.
I am not aware of any recent outbreaks of BB gun assaults on the public.
â€œI canâ€™t believe that we are actually bringing a bill like this, about imitation firearms,â€ Assemblyman Tim Donnelly, R-Hesperia, said in floor debate Wednesday. â€œâ€¦to store away from the kids, but they are for kids to use.â€