The legislative session is over, which means lobbying efforts are concentrated on the office of Gov. Jerry Brown. Interest groups are making a last-ditch effort to convince the governor to sign their favored bills and veto “bad” legislation.
That includes an effort by hunters and gun rights advocates who are pushing the governor to veto one of the session’s most controversial bills. Assembly Bill 711 would ban the use of lead ammunition in California.
Opponents of the measure have recently released a new radio spot, “Voluntary.” The ad urges the governor to veto AB 711 and takes a direct shot at “the extremists at the Humane Society US.”
The Humane Society can’t be pleased with being labeled “extremists,” but I’m betting that’s not their biggest objection to the new ad. It also makes this claim, “Hunters are overwhelmingly conservationists.” That takes some leaded cajones.
Gov. Brown is expected to make a decision on the bill soon. A copy of AB 711 is available here.