California Anti-Ammunition Bill Moves Forward


“Los Angeles assemblyman Kevin De Leon's Assembly Bill 962, a…bill that would drastically restrict ammunition sales, require thumb-printing when purchasing ammunition and ban all mail-order sales, is still moving through the California legislature,” The Daily Bulletin reported. AB 962 passed out of the Assembly Committee on Public Safety last week, and moved to the Assembly Committee on Appropriations, where it could be heard as soon as this week.

According to the National Rifle Association, “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.”

The NRA urged all California gun owners to contact their Assembly members, especially those serving on the Appropriations Committee, “and respectfully urge them to oppose AB962.”

SOURCES: NRA CA ammo bill, 4/22/09

CA ammo bill, Daily Bulletin 4/24/09:



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