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California Senate to Consider Sweeping Restrictions on Ammunition Sales!

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Please Contact the Members of the Senate Public Safety Committee Today!

Assembly Bill 2062, sponsored by State Assembly Member Kevin De Leon (D-45), is scheduled to be considered by the Senate Public Safety Committee on Tuesday, June 17.

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. 

Please contact the members of the Senate Public Safety Committee TODAY and respectfully urge them to oppose this onerous attack on our Second Amendment freedoms.  Contact information can be found below.

State Senator Gloria Romero, Chair
Phone:
(916) 651-4024
Fax: (916) 445-0485
senator.romero@sen.ca.gov

State Senator Bob Margett, Vice Chair
Phone: (916) 651-4029
Fax: (916) 324-0922

State Senator Gilbert Cedillo
Phone: (916) 651-4022
Fax: (916) 327-8817

State Senator
Dave Cogdill
Phone:
(916) 651-4014
Fax: (916) 327-3523

State Senator Don Perata
Phone: (916) 651-4009
Fax: (916) 327-1997

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