Steinberg & DeLeon Propose Ammo Background Checks

It didn’t take long for Senators Steinberg and DeLeon to move into their formal positions in leading the charge against the Second Amendment.  With the legislature back to finish off the 2013-2014 Legislative Session, and only 5 days in, these Senators have already begun paving the way for their blatant attack on your gun rights.

While we are fully aware of their schemes and intentions, it never ceases to amaze us, law abiding citizens, at how proudly they introduce legislation that would make us criminals, all under the guise of curbing violence.  They seem to think by increasing the red tape, violence will simply diminish.

As soon as we heard the Governor’s vetos last year, we had a very good idea of what was to come for the 2014 Legislative Session regarding ammunition and assault weapons.  Also, with the court’s decision to overturn Senator DeLeon’s ammunition registration bill of 2009 (AB 962) , we fully expected to see a new bill that would address the “fuel that feeds the violence” (yes, they really said that) issue.

Thus, with articles such as the following, we must roll up our sleeves as we prepare for the fight ahead.  Please, stay tuned, stay informed, and stay with us …

California Democrats will push background checks for ammunition

By Reid Wilson – The Washington Post (GovBeat)

SACRAMENTO — Following passage last year of some of the strongest gun-control laws in the nation in the wake of the school shooting in Newton, Conn., leading California Democrats will open a new front in the fight against gun violence this year with a proposal to conduct background checks on people who purchase ammunition.

State Senate Democrats will push to require a comprehensive background check on anyone seeking to purchase ammunition, and to require a one-year permit for ammunition purchases.

“Anyone can walk into any gun store, a bait and tackle store, and purchase all the ammunition they want to, no questions asked,” Sen. Kevin de Leon (D), the bill’s lead sponsor, said in an interview. “The ammunition is the fuel that feeds the violence. The gun itself, the hand gun or the long gun or the high-powered weapon is the delivery device. The gas, the fuel, is the ammunition, and no one knows who buys it.”


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