NEWTOWN, Conn --(Ammoland.com)- Sportsmen, gun owners and retailers in California scored a major victory on Saturday as the California Assembly was unable to muster the votes (35-35-8) to pass an ammunition registration bill.
The proposed law would have required firearms retailers to report identifying information to state authorities for all ammunition purchases made in the state.
Sen. Kevin de Leon (D-Los Angeles), the next Senate president, originally proposed that those buying ammunition be required to obtain a state permit and undergo a background check before each ammunition purchase.
The bill was amended numerous times in an attempt to force passage and the final version that failed would have required ammunition sellers to provide information on purchasers to the state Department of Justice after the fact, including buyer name, address and date of birth, in addition to the date of the sale, brand, ammunition type and quantity.
National Shooting Sports Foundation would like to thank everyone who expressed their opposition to help defeat this bill.
About NSSF The National Shooting Sports Foundation is the trade association for the firearms industry. Its mission is to promote, protect and preserve hunting and the shooting sports. Formed in 1961, NSSF has a membership of more than 6,000 manufacturers, distributors, firearms retailers, shooting ranges, sportsmen’s organizations and publishers. For more information, log on to www.nssf.org.