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California Legislature Adjourns for Summer Recess!

Friday, July 15, 2005

The California Legislature will adjourn for summer recess on Friday, July 15 and will reconvene on Monday, August 15. 

Upon adjournment, anti-gun legislation, Senate Bill 357, was re-referred to the Assembly Committee on Appropriations. The amended version of this bill requires that all handgun ammunition carry a unique serial number engraved on both the bullet and the case and be registered to the purchaser. SB 357 bans the manufacture, transfer, and possession of non-serialized handgun ammunition after July 1, 2009, and possession of non-serialized ammunition would be a crime. SB 357 would also require ammunition vendors and manufacturers to register with the Department of Justice. SB 357 is expected to be heard on August 17.

Please continue contacting members of the Committee and ask them to oppose SB 357. For a list of committee members and their contact information, please visit www.assembly.ca.gov/acs.

Assembly Bill 352 was re-referred to the Senate Committee on Appropriations. It is expected to be considered on Monday, August 15. AB 352 expands the definition of "unsafe handguns" to include semi-automatic pistols that are not designed and equipped with an array of microscopic characters which identify the make, model, and serial number of the pistol by imprinting the characters on each cartridge case when the firearm is discharged. This legislation could essentially ban all semi-automatic pistols commonly used by California gun owners.

Please contact members of the Senate Committee on Appropriations and ask them to oppose AB 352. For a list of committee members and their contact information, please visit www.sen.ca.gov.

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