On June 3, the Assembly passed Assembly Bill 962 by a 42-31 vote. AB962 now heads to the Senate where it has been assigned to the Senate Public Safety Committee. Also on June 3, Senate Bill 585 passed the Senate by a vote of 21-18. It now moves to the Assembly where it will be considered by the Assembly Public Safety Committee. No hearing dates have been scheduled for either bill.
Sponsored by Assembly Member Kevin De Leon (D-45), AB962 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 purchasers submit to fingerprinting, which would be submitted to the Department of Justice. Lastly, mail order ammunition sales would be prohibited.
SB585, introduced by State Senator Mark Leno (D-3), would prohibit the sale of firearms and ammunition on the property or inside the buildings that comprise the
It is imperative that you stand-up and respectfully make your voices heard! Please contact the members of the Senate Public Safety Committee and urge them to oppose AB962. Also, please contact the members of the Assembly Committee on Public Safety and insist that they defeat SB585. Contact information can be found below.
SENATE PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE:
State Senator Mark Leno (D-3) – Chair
State Senator John J. Benoit (R-37) - Vice-Chair
State Senator Gilbert Cedillo (D-22)
State Senator Loni Hancock (D-9)
State Senator Robert Huff (R-29)
State Senator Darrell Steinberg (D-6)
State Senator Roderick Wright (D-25)
ASSEMBLY COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC SAFETY:
Assembly Member Jose Solorio (D-69) - Chair
Assembly Member Curt Hagman (R-60) - Vice Chair
Assembly Member Warren T. Furutani (D-55)
Assembly Member Danny D. Gilmore (R-30)
Assembly Member Jerry Hill (D-19)
Assembly Member Fiona Ma (D-12)