AMMUNITION BUYER REGISTRATION BILL DEFEATED!!!
SB 53 (de Leon) Ammunition: purchase permits – would have mandated that ammunition purchases of any kind, including hunting ammunition, be registered with the state which would then check to see whether the buyer could legally possess ammunition. It would have also required that ammunition buyers give their personal information to the ammunition seller, including a thumbprint and a signature, and that the seller forward the information to the Department of Justice. 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.
SCI members had a major impact in stopping the passage of SB 53. Their contacts with members of the legislature were very effective in convincing them that the registration of ammunition purchases would not have a significant impact in preventing crime, but would be a major detriment to hunters and other lawful users of firearms.
CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL WHO HELPED STOP THIS BILL!!!