View Full Version : AB 962 Opposition Letter By Bill Hunt

09-04-2009, 8:40 AM
Just picked this up over at Calccw. Pretty clear to me now where Mr. Hunt stands :)

September 3, 2009

Sen. Lou Correa Sen. Mimi Walters
State Capitol, Room 5052 State Capitol, Room 3082
Sacramento, CA 94248-0001 Sacramento, CA 94248-0001

Sen. Tom Harmon Sen. Mark Wyland
State Capitol, Room 3070 State Capitol, Room 4048
Sacramento, CA 94248-0001 Sacramento, CA 94248-0001

Sen. Bob Huff
State Capitol, room 3048
Sacramento, CA 94248-0001

Re: AB 962 (as amended)
Position: Opposed

Dear Senators:

Please be advised that I oppose AB 962 (de Leon D-Los Angeles) regarding the proposed licensing of handgun ammunition vendors. AB 962 provides that: “No person shall sell or otherwise transfer ownership of more than 50 rounds of ammunition in any month unless the person is licensed by the department as a licensed handgun ammunition vendor...”

In addition, although AB 962 purports to create a registry for ammunition vendors it equally creates a registry of law abiding citizens who purchase ammunition at a point of sale. Within the Bill, the proposed licensed vendors are required to record all identifying information of a purchaser including their driver’s license number and a thumb print.

Further, AB 962 makes it a crime for family members to transfer ammunition between themselves at any place or any time including within the privacy of their own homes.

No reasonable argument can be made that this Bill is in effort to reduce crime. Existing law already provides for penalties for the possession of or provision to prohibited persons. This Bill is in effect a Bill to further encroach on the Second Amendment rights of citizens. The proposed registry containing the names of law abiding citizens who would purchase ammunition serves only to chill the exercise of their Second Amendment rights.

The Supreme Court of the United States of America has recently stated that the Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms is an existing right to possess and carry weapons for self-defense and as a defense against tyranny. AB 962 on its face is a veiled effort to take away the right of self-defense by hindering the means that make that right effective.

The U.S. Supreme Court also stated in that opinion that the same people whom the Second Amendment’s right to bear arms is accorded are the very same people who enjoy the protection of the First and Fourth Amendments. The undersigned is of the opinion that no constitutional right is less important than another nor that the constitution can be “modified” to comport with anything other than the plain and ordinary meaning of its terms.

For the above reasons, I oppose AB 962 and would strongly encourage you to do the same.

Very truly yours,

Bill Hunt
Candidate for Sheriff of
Orange County, California

09-04-2009, 8:44 AM
Most excellent!

09-04-2009, 8:45 AM
Finally a candidate that I can support with my vote.

Shotgun Man
09-04-2009, 8:45 AM
Nice. Well written too.

I might incorporate some of his text in my letters.

09-04-2009, 8:51 AM
Nice. Well written too.

I might incorporate some of his text in my letters.

Same here. Well done.

09-04-2009, 8:58 AM
Wow. Too bad I live in Suckramento. If I lived in O.C. I would volunteer for his campaign and get as many people as I could to do the same.

09-04-2009, 9:11 AM
If only the morons backing AB 962 could understand this logic.

09-04-2009, 9:48 AM
If only the morons backing AB 962 could understand this logic.

They understand it.

Infringing on our 2A rights is exactly what they want to do.

This is a back-door attempt to kill what little remains of the gun culture in California. Once they kill it, they'll finally have what they want: a violent and heavily armed criminal culture checked only by the armed security forces of this state, and a terrified citizenry willing to put up with any amount of taxes in order to keep the criminals at bay.