California Anti-Gun Legislative Update – June, 2014 (SB-53, etc…)

In a video posted on June 11th, 2014, the CAL-FFL provided an update on some of the more important legislative activities going on in California that will effect firearms owners.
 
The primary bill, in my opinion, is SB-53 (D, De León) and make no mistake, this bill will effect anyone that owns, wishes to own, or plans use a firearm in the State of California by adding major restrictions to how Ammunition can be purchased.
 

SB 53, as amended, De León. Ammunition: purchase permits.

(1) Existing law requires the Attorney General to maintain records, including among other things, fingerprints, licenses to carry concealed firearms, and information from firearms dealers pertaining to firearms, for purposes of assisting in the investigation of crimes, and specified civil actions.

This bill would require the Attorney General to also maintain copies of ammunition purchase permits, information about ammunition transactions, as specified, and ammunition vendor licenses, as specified, for those purposes.

 
Not only will this law put a huge burden on existing retailers, it will kill the online sale of ammunition, putting many businesses out of business.
 
You may not know this, but in California it’s already law that “delivery or transfer of ownership of handgun ammunition may only occur in a face-to-face transaction …”.
 

30312. (a) Commencing February 1, 2011, the delivery or transfer of ownership of handgun ammunition may only occur in a face-to-face transaction with the deliverer or transferor being provided bona fide evidence of identity from the purchaser or other transferee.
You can read the full penal code here, Penal Code, 30300-30340.

 
SB-53 would add all forms of ammunition to this restriction.
 
Another big one is AB-1964, this bill closes the Single-Shot Exemption loophole used to bypass the California Handgun Roster.
 

(b) Article 4 (commencing with Section 31900) and Article 5 (commencing with Section 32000) shall not apply to a single-shot pistol with a break top or bolt action and a barrel length of not less than six inches and that has an overall length of at least 10½ inches when the handle, frame or receiver, and barrel are assembled. However, Article 4 (commencing with Section 31900) and Article 5 (commencing with Section 32000) shall apply to a semiautomatic pistol that has been temporarily or permanently altered so that it will not fire in a semiautomatic mode.

 
The video also updates information on SB-53, AB-1964, SB-808, AB-1598, and AB-1609.

 
Watch the video below for a full update.
 

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