Skip to comments.Shootings Prompt New Gun Bill: A new bill would restrict ammunition sales in California
Posted on 01/08/2013 11:50:27 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
The massacre in Newton, Conn., and other mass shootings have prompted for a call to curb gun violence.
California assembly member Nancy Skinner answered that call with a proposal to restrict ammunition sales in the state.
2,800 people in California were killed last year by gunfire," Skinner said. "It is easier to buy bullets than cough medicine or alcohol. It should not be that easy. We need to have much more scrutiny when it comes to the purchase of guns."
Monday she unveiled Assembly Bill 48. It would require bullet buyers to show identification. It would also require ammunition dealers to be licensed and report all sales to the department of justice.
Emmeryville police chief Ken James supports the tighter restrictions.
Right now you can buy bullets in any store and the sale is not recorded, James said. "Gun violence will continue unless we control the sale of bullets."
Oakland mayor Jean Quan also said she supports the bill and that Oakland has seen too much gun violence and the changes may help...
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I bet the gun stores right across the California border would love this....
But the 2nd Amendment says the right to keep and bear arms SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED.
I’m beyond giving a damn about all the ways that California screws itself.
As a state they'll have trouble going after on-line sales... the next logical step... but that won't keep them from posturing and trying.
If you have not moved out of California by now, you deserve whatever happens to you.
You saw this coming, yet chose to stay.
Jeezz... what do you have to do to buy cough medicine and booze in CA?
You’re right. However, making it difficult for law abiding people to buy cough syrup or allergy med hasn’t helped cut down on illegal drug labs either.
The argument these brainstems are making is the 2nd Amendment doesn't say "the right to keep and bear arms and bullets shall not be infringed".
Black market opportunities. The Mexican cartels already have distribution routes and distributors in place.
Just give up and run away huh? That worked real well in academia the media and Hollywood.
I have to show picture ID to buy cough medicine here in Md.
I am a little long in the tooth for being carded , but ID is required to buy alcohol here, though most do not ask for it. So far I can buy shotgun shells without showing ID.
California needs an involuntary bankruptcy.
Perhaps even an entire reboot.
It’s easy to cut and run. As a native Californian, I choose to stay and do what little I can to stop the slide. God has not given me permission to leave. There must be a good reason for that. It does get discouraging at times.
California has been trying to find a way around the voter’s rejection of a handgun ban since the failure or Proposition 15 back in 1982.
Dumbass, you cannot control the sale of bullets any more than you can control the sale of cocaine. You can only control the sale of "legal" bullets.
California Assemblywoman Nancy Skinner
Greentard. Global Warmer Phobe. Berkeley Commie. Husband and daughter work in paid-for-life City of Berkeley jobs. Union toady. Another moronic Libtard who should be tending her plants and eating tofu listening to 60’s folk music and lighting incense vs. making laws. Libtard incarnate.
From her webpage:
In November 2008, Nancy Skinner (D-Berkeley) was elected to represent the Bay Areas 14th Assembly District. The district includes Albany, Berkeley, El Cerrito, Emeryville, Kensington, Lafayette, Moraga, Orinda, Pleasant Hill, Richmond, San Pablo and parts of Oakland and El Sobrante.
As a freshman legislator, Assemblymember Skinner was named Chair of the Natural Resources Committee. The Committees jurisdiction includes water and air quality, recycling, waste management, energy issues including efficiency, power plant siting, and energy development, oil spills, wild and scenic rivers, forestry, open space conservation and, oversight of Californias global warming solutions act.
Assemblymember Skinner brings to the Assembly experience as a small business owner. Early in her career, she served on the Berkeley City Council and was responsible for many of Berkeleys groundbreaking environmental policies, including initiating economic development strategy and waterfront protection policies. Her introduction of Berkeleys 1988 ban on Styrofoam was the first in the nation.
A nationally renowned leader in the fight against global warming, she founded ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability, an organization dedicated to helping local governments around the world become environmental leaders. As Executive Director of ICLEIs U.S. office, she launched the Cities for Climate Protection Program, the national movement of Mayors and cities working to reduce greenhouse gas emissions that now involves over 500 cities and counties.
As the U.S. Director of The Climate Group, Assemblymember Skinner worked with Fortune 500 companies, clean tech industries and state and national leaders to pass groundbreaking legislation such as Californias global warming bill, AB 32. With a team of writers at Earthworks Press, she also wrote and published the best selling book series 50 Simple Things You Can Do To Save the Earth.
Prior to being elected to the State Assembly, Assemblymember Skinner served on the Board of the East Bay Regional Parks District. With 100,000 acres of parklands and open space, the District is the largest urban park system in the United States. There, she worked to protect open space, add acres of additional parks, and expand recreational opportunities for youth and schools.
Assemblymember Skinner is also a Member of the Utilities and Commerce, Local Government, and Appropriations Committees.
Assemblymember Skinner received both her Bachelor of Science degree in Natural Resources and her Masters in Education from University of California, Berkeley. Her husband, Lance Brady, is retired from the Information Technology Office at the City of Berkeley and her daughter Sirona is a chef in Oakland.
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