If they don't take your guns away, they'll simply take your ammunition instead. The government wants an exclusive monopoly on the ownership of firearms.
The California General Assembly has passed legislation to outlaw Internet sales of ammunition. The bill would prevent retailers like Cabelas from selling ammunition over the phone or internet to California residents. The legislation is awaiting Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger’s veto or signature. He has until October 11th to sign or veto the bill before it becomes law without his signature.
Assembly Bill 962 would require that all sales of ammunition be conducted in face-to-face exchanges. The bill would also require the seller to obtain the buyer’s thumbprint and record the buyer’s driver’s license information.
Additionally, all transaction records must be kept by the retailer “for a period of not less than five years from the date of the recorded transfer,” and the records “shall be subject to inspection at any time during normal business hours by any peace officer…”
Put simply, California is trying to establish a back door registry of all gun owners in California.
The California Association of Firearms Retailers (CAFR) and the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) -- the trade association for the firearms and ammunition industry -- are urging Gov. Schwarzenegger to veto three anti-gun bills in the state.
The governor will have until October 11 to veto the bills: ammunition registration (AB 962), regulations that duplicate existing requirements under federal law governing the sale of firearms (SB 41), and prohibitions on the lawful sale of firearms and ammunition at the Cow Palace exhibition center (SB 585).
"The three anti-gun bills currently on the governor's desk will do nothing to curb crime and only serve to hurt small, independent businesses that are already struggling in a poor economy," said NSSF Senior Vice President and General Counsel Lawrence G. Keane.
AB 962 would require that firearms dealers and other vendors of ammunition keep a registry of all buyers of handgun ammunition. The bill would also ban all mail order and Internet sales of handgun ammunition and reloading components.
SB 41 would further burden firearms retailers by requiring additional paperwork and documentation on the date of delivery of all firearms to a buyer.
In other news, the Supreme Court accepted an appeal challenging the Chicago gun ban today.
It's plain and simple folks. They plan to take your weapons.
WASHINGTON (CNN) — Setting the stage for a dramatic battle over gun rights, the Supreme Court on Wednesday accepted an appeal challenging the ability of state and local governments to enforce strict limits on handguns and other weapons.
The liberal media is going nuts, claiming to be mystified as to why there is any question as to the ability of states and cities to regulate the Second Amendment guarantee of the right to keep and bear arms into oblivion.
If the SCOTUS doesn’t incorporate, then Heller is meaningless, and eventually the gun-grabbers will regulate private firearm possession out of existence.
If it does incorporate the Second, then a lot will depend on what sort of scrutiny the Court mandates. But incorporation would go a long way towards finally defeating the gun-grabbers’ project to turn us all into disarmed victims.
The Supreme Court has decided to tackle another local gun ban, this time in Chicago, where a lower court upheld an ordinance outlawing handguns. The decision indicates that the Roberts Court wants to clarify further its decision in Heller, which struck down a similar ban in Washington DC as unconstitutional. The McDonald case gives the court an entree to broadening its incorporation doctrine for the Second Amendment (via The Right Scoop) ...