Bill to Restrict Ammunition Sales Takes a Step Forward in the Golden State
Tuesday, July 07, 2009
Please Contact the Senate Appropriations Committee!
Earlier today, the Senate Public Safety Committee passed Assembly Bill 962. The bill now moves to the Senate Appropriations Committee for consideration. No hearing date has been scheduled.
AB962, sponsored by Assembly Member Kevin De Leon (D-45), 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 contact the members of the Senate Appropriations Committee TODAY and respectfully urge them to oppose AB962. Contact information can be found below.
SENATE APPROPRIATIONS COMMITTEE:
State Senator Christine Kehoe (D-39), Chair
State Senator Dave Cox (R-1), Vice-Chair
State Senator Ellen Corbett (D-10)
State Senator Jeff Denham (R-12)
State Senator Mark DeSaulnier (D-7)
State Senator Loni Hancock (D-9)
State Senator Mark Leno (D-3)
State Senator Jenny Oropeza (D-28)
State Senator George Runner (R-17)
State Senator Mimi Walters (R-33)
State Senator Lois Wolk (D-5)
State Senator Mark Wyland (R-38)
State Senator Leland Yee (D-8)
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