On Wednesday, May 3, the Assembly Appropriations Committee placed Assembly Bill 362 on the “suspense file,” in part, because of the projected cost of implementing the legislation. This is likely to delay the bill until early-June.
Sponsored by Assembly Member Kevin de Leon (D-45), AB362 would require identification be presented for all mail order and face-to-face ammunition sales. Sellers of ammunition would be forced to keep detailed and accurate sales records. No retail seller of ammunition would be able to sell, offer for sale, or display for sale any ammunition in a manner that allows ammunition to be accessible to a purchaser without the assistance of the retailer or authorized employee. The Federal law requiring ammunition purchasers to present I.D. was repealed by the Firearms Owners Protection Act of 1986, because it was found to be ineffective in reducing crime.
Please continue contacting the Assembly Appropriations Committee and ask them to oppose AB362. The Appropriations Committee can be reached by calling (916) 319-2081.