Skip to comments.CALIFORNIA´S GOVERNOR SIGNS LEGISLATION TO HELP TRACK AMMUNITION SALES (AB 962)
Posted on 10/12/2009 12:27:47 PM PDT by GL of Sector 2814
Sacramento, CA Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger signed into law legislation that will help law enforcement officials track down and apprehend armed criminals and other prohibited persons. AB 962 by Assembly Member Kevin DeLeon (D-Los Angeles) had the support of law enforcement officials from across the state and was modeled after successful city ordinances, including the cities of Sacramento and Los Angeles. AB 962 was the Brady Campaign´s top priority bill in this year´s legislature.
The law requires maintenance of purchaser records by handgun ammunition vendors. Local law enforcement can use these records to find illegal guns.
"The purchase records will provide our police officers with yet another tool to track down and apprehend armed and dangerous criminals," said Paul Helmke, President of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence.
The new law also requires the safe storage of handgun ammunition in stores and that all handgun ammunition sales be completed in face-to-face transactions. Sacramento and Los Angeles have had great success over the last few years with similar city ordinances. "Law enforcement officials in both cities have had great success in tracking down violent criminals who purchased ammunition in Sacramento and Los Angeles," said Ellen Boneparth, President of the California Brady Campaign Chapters. "Our California Brady Chapters were instrumental in urging cities to pass the local ordinances and getting strong support statewide for AB 962."
A 2006 study by the Rand Corporation on Los Angeles´ city ordinance showed 10,050 rounds of ammunition were purchased by prohibited persons in a period of just two months. The study concluded "
monitoring ammunition transactions may help reduce the supply of ammunition to criminals and the frequency of injuries from felonious gun assaults. Such a record can also provide information for generating leads on illegal firearm possession."
Arnold is living proof that we as a nation are NOT careful enough about who we let immigrate to this country.
Las Vegas calling!
Phoenix is nice this time of year.
Think I’ll fix the old pickup truck for some extended desert treks.
This law ends mail/internet orders, as well as other non-face-to-face ammo sales. Gotta read it again to see what it does for reloaders.
The criminal never buy ammo on the black market. Does saying that make me a racist?
How? by using those records as a defacto gun registry. Presumes purchase of ammunition is probable cause for a warrant.
SCREW YOU, ARNOLD and the California Leg.!
And Arnold also signed some “gay rights” bills.
CA is whacked. No way could I live in that progressive state. Just order it online, have it shipped to another state and pick it up there.
There are ways around that. Legal ways.
Bloods,Crips and MS 13 will be deeply saddened !
LOL...just saw that. Catch ya all later, this is all I can take for one day.
It’s just CA right now correct? (as far as internet sales)
I would not be suprised to see someone offering that very service before long. That would make it possible to
pick up your purchase in NV, OR, AZ (or any other convenient place).
load your own, there is an investment involved but hey...
“Arnold is living proof that we as a nation are NOT careful enough about who we let immigrate to this country.”
Arnie is just not very bright. He made 400 million building apartment buildings, but he had Tom Selleck’s dad, Bob Selleck, the former V.P. of Coldwell Banker Commercial Real Estate, walking him through every phase of acquisition and development. Should have stuck to real estate, Ahnold ;-)
The law in CA requires that all handgun ammo sales be conducted face-to-face.
Anyone selling or transferring more than 50 rounds per month must have a license to do so (giving a buddy a brick of .22 is now a crime in CA).
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