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04-22-2009, 9:08 PM
Ammunition Sales Restrictions Moving Forward in California

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Please Contact the Members of the Assembly Committee on Appropriations Today!

Yesterday, the Assembly Committee on Public Safety considered two bills of great concern to California’s law-abiding gun owners.

Assembly Bill 962 was passed and now heads to the Assembly Committee on Appropriations where it awaits a hearing. 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.

Assembly Bill 357, sponsored by Assembly Member Steve Knight (R-36), was defeated. This bill would have created a “shall issue” concealed handgun permit system in California. Under current law, an applicant must show cause as to why they should be issued a permit to carry a concealed handgun for self-defense. AB357 would have removed that stipulation and required sheriffs to issue the license if all other mandated criteria were satisfied.

Please contact the members of the Assembly Appropriations Committee TODAY and respectfully urge them to oppose AB962. Contact information for the committee can be found below.

Assemblymember Kevin de Leon (D-45) - Chair
(916) 319-2045

Assemblymember Jim Nielsen (R-2) - Vice Chair
(916) 319-2002

Assemblymember Tom Ammiano (D-13)
(916) 319-2013

Assemblymember Charles M. Calderon (D-58)
(916) 319-2058

Assemblymember Mike Davis (D-48)
(916) 319-2048

Assemblymember Michael D. Duvall (R-72)
(916) 319-2072

Assemblymember Felipe Fuentes (D-39)
(916) 319-2039

Assemblymember Isadore Hall, III (D-52)
(916) 319-2052

Assemblymember Diane L. Harkey (R-73)
(916) 319-2073

Assemblymember Dave Jones (D-9)
(916) 319-2009

Assemblymember Jeff Miller (R-71)
(916) 319-2071

Assemblymember John A. Pérez (D-46)
(916) 319-2046

Assemblymember Curren D. Price, Jr. (D-51)
(916) 319-2051

Assemblymember Nancy Skinner (D-14)
(916) 319-2014

Assemblymember Jose Solorio (D-69)
(916) 319-2069

Assemblymember Audra Strickland (R-37)
(916) 319-2037

Assemblymember Tom Torlakson (D-11)
(916) 319-2011

Bill Requiring the Registration of Standard Capacity Magazines Pulled by Author in California

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Senate Bill 776 was scheduled to be heard by the Senate Public Safety Committee on Tuesday, April 28. Yesterday, SB776 was pulled from the committee schedule at the request of State Senator Loni Hancock (D-9), the sponsor.

SB776 would mandate the registration of all magazines capable of holding more than ten rounds of ammunition. The possession of unregistered magazines would be a crime and punishable up to a year in prison.

While this development is a solid step towards defeating SB776, the bill still poses a threat. Please continue checking your email and www.NRAILA.org for updates.

04-22-2009, 9:31 PM
We definitely need to get on AB 962. AB 776 being pulled is good news. I do wonder what Loni Hancock has in store?