On April 2, State Representative Paul Opsommer (R-93) introduced House Bill 4783. This legislation would make it a misdemeanor and a $500 fine for any seller or federally licensed firearms dealer to "create a visible representation or a biometric record of an individual who is purchasing a firearm, hand-loading equipment, or ammunition...".
This bill is in direct response to actions taken by some of the country's major retailers who, under pressure and threats of litigation from New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, have created video surveillance registries under their "Responsible Firearms Retailer Partnership." While the bill would allow stores to maintain their security surveillance, it would prevent recordings of gun and ammunition transactions for registration purposes.
HB 4783 has been assigned to the House Judiciary Committee but it has not been scheduled for a hearing yet. Please continue to check your email and www.nraila.org for updates.