As we reported last week, Assembly Bill 962 was scheduled to be considered today by the Senate Public Safety Committee. The bill has been rescheduled and will be considered on Tuesday, July 7.
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 kept in dealers' records and subject to inspection by the Department of Justice. Lastly, mail order ammunition sales would be prohibited.
Please continue to contact the members of the Senate Public Safety Committee and respectfully urge them to oppose AB962. 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 Loni Hancock (D-9)
State Senator Robert Huff (R-29)
State Senator Darrell Steinberg (D-6)
State Senator Roderick Wright (D-25)