California Lawmakers Approve Mental Health Gun Confiscation Bill and Ammunition Background Check Bill

August 23 2014
by GSL Staff
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Well, it looks like California lawmakers are making a last minute push to pass some new gun control laws in the Golden State.

On Friday afternoon, lawmakers in both the Assembly and Senate acted on gun control measures which would further infringe on the rights of law abiding gun owners.

According to KCRA,

The Senate unanimously passed SB505 by Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson, D-Santa Barbara. It would require officers to search the state’s database of gun purchases when checking on whether someone may be a danger to themselves or others.

Jackson says searching the gun database could help prevent tragedies such as the May shooting rampage near the University of California, Santa Barbara. Her bill now goes to the governor.

The ammunition background check bill was also acted on by the Assembly. According to the Sacramento Bee,

Separately, the Assembly approved changes to a bill creating a way to better track ammunition.

SB53 by Sen. Kevin de Leon, D-Los Angeles, requires ammunition vendors to be licensed and people buying ammunition to pass background checks. According to his office, the state Department of Justice will be required to keep a list of all authorized ammunition purchasers to make sure ammunition will only be accessible to lawful gun owners and not dangerous criminals.

De Leon’s office stated that while California has enacted legislation to keep guns out of the hands of criminals; little has been done to prevent them from getting ammunition. Supporters estimated that millions of rounds of ammunition are being sold to criminals each year.

It should be noted that the author of SB53, Kevin de Leon is the same guy that made the ridiculous “ghost gun” speech, which can be seen below.

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