Wednesday, October 14, 2009

AB962 - California Ammunition Restrictions

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There's been a lot of hubbub over the newly signed legislation in California that restricts ammunition sales. Governor Schwarzenegger signed Assembly Bill 962 into law on Monday. This law contains many new regulations on ammunition sales. We've boiled the new law down to its essence and are presenting it here in a much simplified form.

Under the recently passed Ammo Restriction bill (named "Anti-Gang Neighborhood Protection Act of 2009"), the following changes to the law will occur. These changes will go into effect starting February 1, 2011.

  1. Registration and finger printing of handgun Ammo Purchasers

  2. Mandatory Storage & Display Requirements for Ammo Dealers

  3. Ban on the Sale of Handgun Ammo through the Internet or mail order

  • The bill would prohibit supplying or delivering, as specified, handgun ammunition to prohibited persons, as described, by persons or others who know, or by using reasonable care should know, that the recipient is a person prohibited from possessing ammunition or a minor prohibited from possessing ammunition, as specified. Violation of these provisions is a misdemeanor with specified penalties.

  • The bill would provide, subject to exceptions, that 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 of the purchaser or other transferee. A violation of these provisions would be a misdemeanor.

NRA is planning the repeal of AB 962: NRA and Assemblyman Hagman have agreed to amend his own already pro-gun AB373 into legislation that would repeal AB962. The newly amended AB373 will be heard in the State Legislature in January of 2010.

Cheaper Than Dirt! will keep you up-to-date with as much information about this situation as we possibly can. Please let us know if you have any questions about any of this.

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