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California Ammo Bill Stalls in Assembly
« on: August 26, 2004, 11:25:26 AM »
California legislation that will obstruct the purchase of firearm ammunition failed to pass the Assembly this week.  Sportsmenís grassroots action is still needed to ensure the bill does not regain momentum.  

Senate Bill 1152, introduced by Sen. Jack Scott, D-Altadena, will require firearm owners to provide personal information including their thumbprint to vendors when ammunition is purchased.  The bill passed the Senate on May 18 by a vote of 22 to 16, but failed to receive the 41 votes needed to pass the Assembly.  Because of this, Senate Bill 1152 can still be reconsidered on the Assembly floor at any time.

The legislation would require individuals purchasing ammunition to prove that they are over age 18.  They would also have to provide the vendor with personal contact information including address, date of birth and a thumbprint.  The information would be available to peace officers.  Refusal to comply would result in a misdemeanor charge.

California sportsmen have contacted their assemblymen to prevent Senate Bill 1152 from passing the Assembly to date.  Their efforts must remain steadfast and they should continue to explain to assemblymen that the bill assumes that ammunition consumers are delinquents and unfairly groups law abiding sportsmen with criminals.  The bill must be stopped to protect sportsmenís rights.

Previous bills impeding ammunition sales have been thwarted by California sportsmen. A California bill that would have unjustly taxed law-abiding sportsmen for the actions of criminals was rendered harmless in May after sportsmen took action to stop the bill.  California sportsmen motivated their legislators to defeat a similar bill in 2003.

Take Action!  California sportsmen are urged to take action and ask their assemblymen to oppose SB 1152.  Explain that it assumes ammunition buyers are criminals and forces law abiding citizens to give up personal information without just cause.  To contact your assemblyperson, call (916) 445-4311.  Sportsmen can also find their legislators using the Legislative Action Center at www.ussportsmen.org.
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