done, thanks for making it so easy
Take action and FORWARD IT ON to anyone and everyone you think will be receptive! This is as serious as it gets and is highly unconstitutional.
Ammunition supplies in California will be severely limited and the ability to purchase self-defense ammo over the Internet (which is the only source now) will be gone. PLEASE take 5 minutes, use the sample letter I have prepared below, and send it to the auto-mailer at the bottom. It will send an email to every member of the California Senate.
Sponsored by Assembly Member Kevin De Leon (D-45), AB962 would make it a crime to privately transfer more than 50 rounds of ammunition per month, even between family and friends, unless you are registered as a “handgun ammunition vendor” in the Department of Justice’s database. Ammunition retailers would have to be licensed and store ammunition in such a manner that it would be inaccessible to purchasers. The bill would also require purchasers submit to fingerprinting, which would be submitted to the Department of Justice. Lastly, mail order ammunition sales would be prohibited.
SUBJECT: Vote NO on AB962!
I am writing you today over serious concerns I have regarding bill AB962 that is due to come up for vote soon.
As you may or may not be aware this type of bill was passed in 1968 under the name of the Gun Control Act. When it was repealed in 1986, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (ATF) testified that ammunition sales logs were not an effective law enforcement tool and accordingly did not oppose removing the onerous record-keeping requirement. Additionally, AB962 is already preempted by Federal Law per the court case of Rowe v. New Hampshire Motor Transport Association.
So why are we expending precious money and resources into a bill that will:
- Force the State of California to expend funds it does not have to try to enforce this ineffective bill
- Cost taxpayers additional funds when it is inevitably challenged in court under Rowe v. New Hampshire
- Will fail to prevent any firearm-related crime as evidenced by the ATF's position
- Has been rejected in the past when the author has brought this forward for vote
- Will be an unfair burden to many small businesses already having a difficult time being competitive in the marketplace
- Will cause many sportsmen to be unable to enjoy recreational activities and may drive taxpayers out of California
Please vote NO on AB962 Ammo Sales Bill.
HK45; P7M8 - AH.
Nothing in this post should be construed as legal advice, nor does this post constitute an attorney-client relationship.
done, thanks for making it so easy
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To update this thread.. AB962 passed the legislature. It is now before Governor Schwarzenegger for signature or veto. If he doesn't affirmatively veto this bill within 30 days, it becomes law.
If you have friends or family in California, please urge them in the strongest possible terms to call, fax, and write (paper letters are most influential):
Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger
State Capitol Building
Sacramento, CA 95814
Fax: 916-558-3160 ( new number )
Let us hope the Supreme Court rules in our favor on state gun laws.
Support the repeal of AB 962 through AB 373 here on calnra.com with a simple on line form.
(Note this image above is just the .gif it is not linked to the form directly. Use the link in the word "here" above.)
The part I am the most upset about is simply the loss of a good selection of ammo and good prices due the the mail order ban. The hassle for the stores in terms of both security of personal information and requirements to securely store ammo is huge.
Last edited by swamp2; 11-13-2009 at 09:12 AM.