Shootings Prompt New Gun Bill – A new bill would restrict ammunition sales in California

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NBC Bay Area – by Marianne Favro

The massacre in Newton, Conn., and other mass shootings have prompted for a call to curb gun violence.

California assembly member Nancy Skinner answered that call with a proposal to restrict ammunition sales in the state.

“2,800 people in California were killed last year by gunfire,” Skinner said. “It is easier to buy bullets than cough medicine or alcohol. It should not be that easy. We need to have much more scrutiny when it comes to the purchase of guns.”

Monday she unveiled Assembly Bill 48. It would require bullet buyers to show identification. It would also require ammunition dealers to be licensed and report all sales to the department of justice.

Emmeryville police chief Ken James supports the tighter restrictions.

”Right now you can buy bullets in any store and the sale is not recorded”, James said. “Gun violence will continue unless we control the sale of bullets.”

Oakland mayor Jean Quan also said she supports the bill and that Oakland has seen too much gun violence and the changes may help.

The so-called “bullet bill” would also ban kits to convert ammunition clips into high-capacity magazines. At the same time, this debate goes on some are questioning why a new gun shop is now open for business In Los Gatos.

Templar Sports on University Avenue opened Dec. 29 and employees say business has been steady. Templar Sports did not respond to our request for an interview.

3 thoughts on “Shootings Prompt New Gun Bill – A new bill would restrict ammunition sales in California

  1. Oh, goody, for another maintenance worker on the HMS Titanic… placing another requisition form for red paint to change the color of the green railing so passengers can see it better. Does it really matter in the long run? Of course not… if you know what’s going to happen in the short run!

    The USS California and its bureaucratic ‘maintainers’ of tyranny, can pass as many laws and regulations as they want. It’s relevancy will be short lived as the nation and the world economy hit the iceberg of economic catastrophe.

  2. Why is it that the most leftist, liberal, brain-dead b#tches seem to end up as politicians in Crazifornia?

    It’s a mystery to me.

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