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California: Long Beach City Council to Vote on Ammunition Registration Tuesday, March 24

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Please Make Your Opposition Heard!


On Tuesday, March 24, the Long Beach City Council is set to vote on whether to draft an ordinance to force ammunition sellers in Long Beach to record the identity of all ammunition purchasers, as well as other details of the sales transaction. These records would then be collected and used by the Long Beach Police Department to identify purchasers who are legally prohibited from possessing ammunition.

This ordinance will do nothing to reduce crime. It is simply an attempt to restrict the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding citizens.

The results of previous ammunition registration experiments have been so dismal that other cities have abandoned these schemes rather than pay to maintain them.

The ordinance is also illegal. These ammunition registration ordinances are preempted by state law and constitute an unconstitutional infringement on the Second Amendment.

Your help is needed to defeat this proposal. Please call and email the Long Beach City Council and/or attend the City Council meeting on March 24, 2009 and voice your opposition. Tell your neighbors to do the same.  For contact information for the Long Beach City Council, please click here.

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