AB 2062 is bad and evil. You need to go to your nearest gun store and ask to sign their petition against it. AB 2062 is an attempt to limit your ammunition purchases to no more than 50 rounds per month.
Here is a summation of the bill taken from www.gunownersca.com
"Handgun Ammunition Registration"
Author: Assemblyman Kevin De Leon
Status: Assembly Passes bill out and on to Senate
Handgun Ammunition Under Assualt.....
In one fell swoop, Assemblyman Kevin De Leon (D-Los Angeles) puts on handgun ammunition all of the harassing methods possible so as to make it as difficult as possible to sell it, buy it or possess it.
Assembly Bill 2062 addresses handgun ammunition sales:
*Calls for licensing handgun ammunition vendors
*Sets up a program run by the DOJ for licensing handgun ammunition vendors
*Sets up a registry of handgun ammunition vendors
*Limits sales to 50 rounds of handgun ammunition a month if vendor is not registered
*Background check for employees who handle handgun ammunition
*Handgun ammunition may only be purchased in a face-to-face sale. (No Mail Orders)
*Handgun ammunition is not to be accessible to purchasers without assistance of salesperson.
*Authorizes the issuance of a handgun ammunition permit to be used at the time of purchase
*Thumbprint required to purchase handgun ammunition.... to be sent to DOJ.
*Increases identification requirements for purchasers
This is De Leon's second bill of this nature and it is considerably worse than the first.
Is there anyone out there that is naive enough to believe that any part of this bill will stop crimes where guns are used? Can you explain how licensing a vendor will put criminals in jail? Or background checks for the vendors employees will lower the crime rate in the state? Explain to me how ammunition purchasers are benefited when they have to stand in longer lines waiting for an employee to become free to serve them because no one in the store can handle the ammunition except the employee? And another thing, aren't we comforted that purchasers have to give their thumbprint as they pay for their handgun ammunition?
It is painfully obvious that nothing about this measure intends to address crime or criminals who use guns to bully their way through the day. Nothing in this bill addresses the murder rate, or the crime rate or criminals who utilize firearms for their illegal ways.
No. Again, it is the innocent and law-abiding who take the brunt of faulty thinking on the part of lawmakers who sit safely in their offices, often times surrounded by security guards, and often times carrying concealed defensive weapons themselves. Look up U.S. Senator Diane Feinstein (D-San Francisco) or State Senator Perada (D-Oakland).
So, we can conclude nothing other than to believe that De Leon is amongst those we describe as rabid anti-gunners... Anything to harass the gun owner….to make it more difficult to purchase firearms and ammunition....always striving to bring about the goal of eliminating guns and the lawful ownership of any kind of firearm....putting the citizen in jeopardy with little at their disposal for self defense. What else could be believed?
I believe it is past time to rid the California legislature of extremists opposed to Second Amendment freedoms. It is an election year. Gun Owners, know your candidates and vote accordingly.
Here is a link to the actual bill as it is currently going to the state Assembly. As you can see, Cali's fascist rulers are making up the rules as they go: http://info.sen.ca.gov/cgi-bin/postquery?bill_number=ab_2062&sess=CUR&house=A&sit e=sen
If your favorite gun shop doesn't already have a petition in rotation, please direct them to this site for copies: http://www.nssf.org/share/PDF/AB2062_Petition.pdf
To everyone who isn't a resident of California, be sacred. Traditionally, this sort of crap is only a few years from becoming a federal law once Cali makes it a law.