Please Contact Your Assembly Member Today!
Assembly Bill 362 was amended and voted out of the Assembly Appropriations Committee on Thursday, May 31. It is headed to the Assembly floor where it could be voted on next week.
AB362, sponsored by Assembly Member Kevin de Leon (D-45), 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 bill was amended to include a “user fee” on ammunition sales to defray the cost of background checks on purchasers. NRA-ILA will have more information on the new amendments once they are in print.
The Federal law requiring ammunition purchasers to present I.D. was repealed by the Firearms Owners Protection Act of 1986, because it was found to be ineffective in reducing crime.
It is critical that you contact your Assembly Member TODAY and ask that he or she oppose AB362. Contact information for your Assembly Member can be found by visiting http://www.assembly.ca.gov/acs/acsframeset7text.htm or by using the “Write Your Representative” link below.