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Bill to Restrict Ammunition Sales Amended in California

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Please Continue Contacting Your State Senator in Opposition!

On Friday, during consideration of Assembly Bill 962, the California Senate amended AB962 to remove some of the more outrageous provisions of the bill in an effort to make it easier to pass.  Despite these amendments, AB962 remains a serious threat to the rights of California's law-abiding gun owners. It is critical that you continue contacting your State Senator to voice your opposition to this bill.  AB962 could be voted on by the Senate as early as tomorrow, Wednesday, September 9.

The Senate removed a requirement that ammunition retailers be licensed to sell ammunition.  In addition, the bill would no longer prohibit the private transfer of more than 50 rounds of ammunition during a 30 day period.  

Despite these changes to the bill, AB962 is still unacceptable and represents a dire threat to our ability to exercise our Second Amendment rights. Ammunition retailers would still have to store ammunition in such a manner that it would be inaccessible to purchasers. The bill still requires that individuals purchasing ammunition be fingerprinted at the time of sale, mandates that dealers keep these records and make them available for inspection by the Department of Justice.  Finally, mail order ammunition sales are still prohibited under AB962. 

Please contact your State Senator IMMEDIATELY and respectfully urge them to oppose AB962. 
Contact information can be found
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