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California Legislature Prepares To Track Ammo Buyers With Forced Background Checks

May 31, 2013 by  

California Legislature Prepares To Track Ammo Buyers With Forced Background Checks

The California State Senate passed seven gun-control bills Wednesday, tightening the leash on gun owners in a State already entrenched in an ongoing, liberal-led subversion of its residentsā€™ 2nd Amendment powers.

The bills arenā€™t yet law, since their Senate approval now moves them before the State Assembly. But if they do become law under Governor Jerry Brown, owning firearms in California will almost inevitably become a burden instead of a Constitutionally protected right.

Probably the most outrageous aspect of the new gun grab is SB 53, a bill that will require background checks (and, of course, a registry that tracks who passes and who fails) in order to issue permits to gun owners who plan to buy ammunition. Oh, and theyā€™ll pay $50 to the State.

But the ammo-control bill is just the ugliest of the California gun grabā€™s many faces:

  • SB 567 will change the definition of certain types of shotgun so that they can be classified as ā€œassault weapons.ā€
  • SB 374 will ban detachable rifle magazines.
  • SB 396 makes it a crime to own or sell magazines that hold more than 10 rounds.
  • BS 755 will ban former alcoholics and drug addicts from owning a gun — for 10 years.

For a rundown of all the bills the California Senate passed Wednesday, visit the Sacramento Beeā€™s summary page. For context on how the various bills will affect California gun owners, read the breakdown on

At first glance, about the only defensible piece of legislation that made it through the Senate is a bill requiring all first-time gun buyers to take a firearm safety class and earn a certificate demonstrating theyā€™ve passed the course. Then again, a strict interpretation of the 2nd Amendmentā€™s provision that the right to bear arms ā€œshall not be infringedā€ would seem to exclude it.

But nuances like that matter little in the face of such a multifaceted attack on gun owners. As far gone as the California gun grab is, no oneā€™s preoccupied with the least offensive bill among a glut of stinkers.

Ben Bullard

Reconciling the concept of individual sovereignty with conscientious participation in the modern American political process is a continuing preoccupation for staff writer Ben Bullard. A former community newspaper writer, Bullard has closely observed the manner in which well-meaning small-town politicians and policy makers often accept, unthinkingly, their increasingly marginal role in shaping the quality of their own lives, as well as those of the people whom they serve. He argues that American public policy is plagued by inscrutable and corrupt motives on a national scale, a fundamental problem which individuals, families and communities must strive to solve. This, he argues, can be achieved only as Americans rediscover the principal role each citizen plays in enriching the welfare of our Republic.

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  • Fay Guht

    They have to get your guns before they crash the economy. This spending is unsustainable. BOTH parties know this. Before the marxist, homosexual, (google Chicago Mans Country and Obama) kenyan can make his oligarchic, collectivist move, he will play at confiscation. He would much rather have americans hurling rocks at the tanks (like the Greeks) as he steals their assests in the collapse, than……

  • anthony amico

    It’s always about money at some point. Fees,permits,taxes,fines, any way to get into your pocket under the guise of regulation or control.

  • http://PersonalLibertyDigest Tim

    Regarding the firearm safety class; this is just another example of “feel good” legislation designed to dupe the public. As we all know, passing your written and driving test to get your drivers license assures everyone that from that time on you will consistently be a safe and sane driver! Seriously??!!

  • Don miller

    Looks like a lot of people will be leaving but what the people should do is vote them out election time get rid of all of them we the people have all the power if we just unite together we the people can change anything up to and including a corrupt government

  • LEO

    I have known this one important fact since I was sixteen years old,now 39, the government will never be able to stop its’ citizens from having what they want. The bad guys do NOT go through a background check at Turner’s or any other gun store. They are a dime a dozen on the street. Kalifornia already has many gun control laws that are not enforced. Why would any new legislation be different. Here’s what it is doing… Making it very difficult to get the ammo I’m required to have to train to protect lives! If you embrace anarchy, vote as such. If you embrace law, please stand together. “Shall not be infringed”? Every law they pass is infringement and does not keep me or you safer on the streets.

  • LEO

    I now have to search out of state for proper duty ammo and gear to work. What do you think happens to YOU if these laws pass? The same thing. LEOs face layoffs and less patrol because of this new legislature. We must stand together. Please remember, without the 2nd Ammendment, you lose the first,fourth, fifty, sixth and eighth…then what?


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