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bg
06-12-2005, 12:36 PM
I've copied this from a mail I received. It states
that the handguns we NOW OWN would be BANNED
after 2007 if AS signs these two moronic bills ?
Ck it out. I think the author has it wrong, but
am not sure now..>

CALIFORNIA
Anti-gun legislation, Senate Bill 357, is expected to be heard in the
Assembly Public Safety Committee on June 21. This bill would establish
Anti-gun legislation, Senate Bill 357, is expected to be heard in the
Assembly Public Safety Committee on June 21. This bill would establish
a program requiring serialization of handgun ammunition to be enforced
by the Department of Justice. The manufacture, transfer, and
possession of non-serialized handgun ammunition after July 1, 2007,
would be considered a crime. SB 357 would also require ammunition
vendors and manufacturers to register with the Department of Justice.
Please contact members of the Committee at (916) 319-3744 and ask them
to oppose SB 357. Assembly Bill 352 was voted out of the Assembly and
now moves to the Senate. AB 352 would ban handguns that are not
designed and equipped with an array of microscopic characters which
identify the make, model, and serial number of the pistol by
imprinting the characters on each cartridge case when the firearm is
discharged. This legislation would outlaw handguns now commonly owned
and used by California g! un owners. Please contact members of the
Senate, and ask them to oppose AB 352. Senate Members can be reached
at (916) 651-40 (plus your 2-digit senate district number for the last
two numbers). Assembly Bill 996 is expected to be considered by the
Senate Public Safety Committee on June 21 at 9:30 a.m. AB 996 would
require all retailers to display and sell ammunition in a manner that
is only accessible by an employee, not the purchaser. Any violation of
this measure would result in a misdemeanor. This bill has been voted
down twice during the 2005 Legislative Session because existing law
already makes it a crime to sell ammunition to a minor, or ammunition
designed for a handgun to anyone less than 21 years of age. Please
contact members of the Senate Public Safety Committee at (916)
651-4118 and ask them to oppose AB 996.

Kruzr
06-12-2005, 1:37 PM
No, it is not entirely correct, it is a bit of ambiguous wording. The bill will apply to new guns submitted for testing for sale in the state. It will add to the coming requirements for both mag disconnects and loaded chamber indicators. There is nothing in the bill restricting PPT's.
Here is what it says:
Existing law requires the submission of handguns by manufacturers
for determining if the handguns are unsafe, as specified.
This bill would provide that, commencing on January 1, 2007, no handgun may be submitted for that testing unless the handgun is
designed and equipped with a microscopic array of characters, that identify the make, model, and serial number of the pistol, etched
into the interior surface or internal working parts of the pistol, and which are transferred by imprinting on each cartridge case when
the firearm is fired.

The argument against shouldn't be that guns will be banned, it should be that the bill does absolutely nothing to prevent further crime and can in fact, obscure the investigations of crimes.
I can picture it now.......initiation into the gang requires you to collect 1000 pcs. of stamped brass from shooting ranges that can be scattered at drive-bys. http://calguns.net/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif