California’s state legislature seems to have come to the conclusion that banning firearms will not survive court challenges in the post Heller Federal Courts.
Undeterred by this setback, they have instead taken steps to restrict access to ammunition.
Schwarzenegger: He Won’t Be Back
Latest Info: 10/12/2009 – The Governor has failed to veto AB962 Mail Order Ammo Ban. However, because California does not have a pocket veto, the bill will become law as though it received his signature.
Here’s what the miserable RINO permitted to become law:
The bill would provide that no handgun ammunition vendor, as defined, shall sell, offer for sale, or display for sale, any handgun ammunition in a manner that allows that ammunition to be accessible to a purchaser without the assistance of the vendor or employee thereof.
Existing law generally regulates what information is required to be obtained in connection with the transfer of ammunition.
This bill would, subject to exceptions, commencing February 1, 2011, require handgun ammunition vendors to obtain a thumbprint and other information from ammunition purchasers, as specified. A violation of these provisions would be a misdemeanor.
As if it weren’t already a PITA to buy ammunition in this state… And the provision of California State Law which allows a bill to become law without affirmative action (signature) by the Governor is an invitation to passive aggressive behavior.
Hat Tip: Say Anything Blog