The bills that passed between the Senate and the Assembly would expand the list of people who are prohibited from owning firearms, require permits and a fee when buying ammunition, and ban semi-automatic rifles with detachable ammunition magazines.
A nationwide shortage of ammunition has forced several police departments, including Richmond, to find a backup solution for training rounds. Officers said the solution is just as effective as live ammo, not to mention cheaper.
A San Jose garage fire with ammunition going off inside spread to two adjacent townhouses Tuesday night, leaving both homes unlivable, a fire captain said.
California Democrats are taking aim at bullets with a number of proposals limiting ammunition purchases.
The Assembly Committee on Public Safety was tasked with considering a proposal to require ammunition vendors to be authorized dealers and to get identification from buyers. A hearing was scheduled for 9 a.m.
Two ordinances targeting the sale and possession of certain ammunition in San Francisco were given unanimous initial approval Tuesday by the city’s Board of Supervisors.
The Field Poll released Tuesday found that 61 percent of California voters think it is more important to control firearms than to protect the rights of gun owners. It’s the biggest margin of support since Field began asking the question in 1999.
A San Francisco Board of Supervisors committee Thursday approved two pieces of legislation targeting the sale and possession of certain ammunition in the city.
Democrats who control the state Legislature revealed 10 proposals that they said would make California the most restrictive state for possessing firearms.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents recently seized roughly 2,300 rounds of ammunition and the cars used to try to smuggle them out of the country from the Port of Oakland, an agency spokesman said Thursday.