SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — Two pieces of legislation announced Thursday by San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee could make buying ammunition in the city more difficult.
Lee was joined by police Chief Greg Suhr and Supervisor Malia Cohen Thursday to announce the proposals, the first of which would make military-grade ammunition illegal to possess in San Francisco.
The second proposal would require businesses to automatically notify police when someone buys 500 rounds of ammunition or more in one transaction.
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Lee said military-grade ammunition such as hollow-point bullets “has no reason to be in our homes and on our streets.”
Cohen, who said she expects to introduce the proposals at the board’s Jan. 15 meeting, said it “is too easy to obtain and possess military-grade ammunition” that is “designed to expand and shred internal organs” of shooting victims.