Reply with quote #9
A few notations.
While I agree that firearms and ammo should be treated equally and are part and parcel of the same right as envisioned by the founding fathers, AB962 does not impose any restrictions beyond what already exists for firearms. Fact is, ammo will still be easier to obtain than firearms in CA.
I agree on #1 and 2, but I am not sure on #3. Many reloaders, such as myself, never bought reloading components from a local store. It is possible MORE ammo customers may be forced into stores, now that Internet sales are shut down. For handgun ammo only. It is possible the extra paperwork hassle may produce higher costs for the store.
On #4, the original bill limited transfers of handgun ammo between non-FFL or unlicensed parties, such as between two shooting friends. You could not give your buddy 51 rounds of handgun ammo in a month. There was no limit on the amount of ammo you could buy from a store or other retailer. I agree, the approach by the opposition is death by a thousand cuts, and it is an effective strategy. However, we can do the same, and are (www.calguns.net).
Have you seen De Leon's district? No way he is touching immigration. He won the last election with 82% of the vote, despite about 58% being Democratic registered. He is not going anywhere.
The sinister part of De Leon's bill is that it "sound good", yet creates another problem (black markets, etc.), which now give him another "problem" to solve, while simultaneously strangling againlaw abiding citizen's gun rights.
All the record keeping is by the store, no skin off California's back. Just more business crushing regulations.