Tuesday, April 29, 2008
California’s Worst Nightmare For Gun Owners
California Assembly member, Kevin De Leon, D-Los Angeles, has an absolute bureaucratic nightmare to spring on retired cops, California’s handgun owners and anyone in the security business.
A new special permit will be required with its own fees and duplicated background examination to purchase handgun ammunition.
The fun part for me is Mr. De Leon made no exemption for retired cops covered under HR-218, private investigators, armored car drivers and other people with various government issued handgun carry permits.
California requires any and all handgun carry permit holders to qualify on a regular basis. I guess this is another exercise of “good intentions” with unintended consequences. Perhaps the consequences were intended.
In addition the bill will end any national handgun sporting events in California because out-of-state competitors and visitors will not be allowed to purchase ammunition.
BILL NUMBER: AB 2062 can be found here.
The sponsor can be contacted here:
De Leon, Kevin [D, 45, Los Angeles]
State Capitol, Room 4140, Sacramento, CA 95814
Telephone: (916) 319-2045; Fax: (916) 319-2145