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.
(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 …”.
The video also updates information on SB-53, AB-1964, SB-808, AB-1598, and AB-1609.
- SB 53, as amended, De León. Ammunition: purchase permits.
Creates an ammunition registry and limits the sale of ammunition.
- AB 1964, as introduced, Dickinson. Unsafe handguns: single-shot pistols.
Removes the single-shot exemption loophole for handguns.
- SB 808, as amended, De León. Firearms: identifying information.
Criminalizes home-built firearms without serial numbers.
- AB 1598, as amended, Rodriguez. Emergency response services: active shooter incidents.
Law enforcement training mandates.
- AB 1609, as amended, Alejo. Firearms.
New firearms crimes.
Watch the video below for a full update.