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Oppressive Ammunition Restrictions Pass California Assembly!

Thursday, May 29, 2008

This afternoon the Assembly voted to pass Assembly Bill 2062 by a vote of 41-31.

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uthored by State Assembly Member Kevin De Leon (D-45), AB2062 would make it a crime to privately transfer more than 50 rounds of ammunition per month, even between family and friends, unless you are registered as a “handgun ammunition vendor” in the Department of Justice’s database.  Ammunition retailers would have to be licensed and store ammunition in such a manner that it would be inaccessible to purchasers.  The bill would also require vendors to keep a record of the transaction including the ammunition buyer’s name, driver’s license, the quantity, caliber, type of ammunition purchased, and right thumbprint, which would be submitted to the Department of Justice.  All ammunition sales in the state of California would be subject to a $3 per transaction tax.  Lastly, mail order ammunition sales would be prohibited.  Any violator of AB2062 would be subject to civil fines.  AB2062 was amended to remove the requirement that law-abiding gun owners obtain a permit to purchase handgun ammunition.

AB2062 now heads to the Senate for its consideration.  Please contact your State Senator TODAY and respectfully urge him or her to oppose AB2062 when it comes before them for a vote.  Contact information can be found here.
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