CALIFORNIA ACTION ALERT Ammunition Registration

Shotgun_shell_comparisonSB 53 – MANDATORY AMMUNITION BUYER REGISTRATION LEGISLATION POSITIONED FOR AUGUST VOTE IN THE LEGISLATURE!!

TAKE ACTION NOW: PROPOSED LEGISLATION WOULD BE DEVASTATING TO ALL LAWFUL USERS OF AMMUNITION!!!

SB 53 WOULD REQUIRE YOU TO PASS A DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE CRIMINAL/MENTAL BACKGROUND CHECK AND PAY AN AUTHORIZATION FEE BEFORE YOU CAN BUY ANY AMMUNITION OF ANY KIND IN CALIFORNIA!

BELOW IS A SUMMARY OF HOW THIS UNWARRANTED BILL WOULD AFFECT YOU AND INFRINGE ON YOUR SECOND AMENDMENTS RIGHTS!!

SB 53 (de Leon) Ammunition: purchase permits – would require that anyone who purchases ammunition, with some exceptions, first be authorized by the State Department of Justice to do so. A fee would be charged for the authorization which requires passage of a background check. Authorization would be valid for two years after which it would have to be renewed.

This would apply to all ammunition and would reinstate the following provisions of law that were previously enacted but did not take effect because of a court ruling that the definition of handgun ammunition used was unconstitutionally vague: 1) Ammunition sales could only be made in a “face to face” transaction, thus making internet and mail order ammunition sales illegal; 2) The vendor would have to record personal information about the purchaser, including obtaining a signature and thumbprint, and 3) The brand, type, and amount of ammunition purchased would be recorded for each transaction. The purchaser would then be checked by the Department of Justice to determine if he or she is prohibited from owning firearms and ammunition.

SB 53 would apply to all ammunition (rifle, shotgun, and handgun), including hunting ammunition. Ammunition offered for sale could not be on display in a location that is accessible to customers without the assistance of the vendor or a vendor employee. Ammunition vendors would have to obtain an ammunition vendor license from the Department of Justice.

IT IS CRITICAL THAT SB 53 BE STRONGLY OPPOSED!

THIS BILL WOULD DO NOTHING TO SOLVE PROBLEMS INVOLVING THE ILLEGAL USE OF A FIREARM, BUT IT WOULD GREATLY INTEREFERE WITH THE USE OF FIREARMS BY LAWFUL INDIVIDUALS FOR ALL LEGAL PURPOSES!!!

What Can You Do?

ALL LAWFUL FIREARMS OWNERS AND BUYERS OF AMMUNITION SHOULD IMMEDIATELY CONTACT THE FOLLOWING THREE PEOPLE AND URGE THEM TO VOTE NO ON SB 53!

1) Governor Jerry Brown: Phone: 916-445-2841; FAX: 916-558-3160. To send an e-mail: http://gov.ca.gov/m_contact.php.

2) YOUR ASSEMBLY MEMBER

3) YOUR SENATOR

LOCATE your Assembly Member and Senator by your Address/Zipcode: Please go on line and enter http://findyourrep.legislature.ca.gov/ in your browser. Enter your street address, city and zip code in the boxes above the map of California; click on “Locate”. Your legislators and their contact information will then become available.

This bill will be taken up in August for a final vote.

Please make your calls, faxes and/or e-mails TODAY and let your elected officers know that you oppose this bill!

 

 

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