Please call the California governor before 10-9-09 to veto 2 new dumb gun laws

In brief, 2 gun laws just passed, one specifically banning gun shows at a particular location by name, the Cow Palace just south of San Francisco. The other law makes it a big expensive hassle to sell handgun ammunition including “requir[ing] handgun ammunition vendors to obtain a thumbprint and other information from ammunition purchasers…” and “handgun ammunition may only occur in a face-to-face transaction, with the deliverer or transferor being provided bona fide evidence of identity of the purchaser or other transferee.” That makes handgun ammunition something of a controlled substance (but feel free to open up on your neighbors with a shotgun)

The governor can veto these laws up to 30 days after they passed. That’s October 9th or so. Please call the governor’s automated telephone voting system right now and request that he veto these laws. Here’s how:

FOR AB962 (Ban on Internet Ammo Sales) passed 9/11/09:
Step 1: Call 916-445-2841 (Governor)
Step 2: Press 1 for English
Step 3: Press 2 to comment on a bill
Step 4: Press 2 for AB962
Step 5: Press 2 for Oppose (VETO)

FOR SB585 (Ban on Cow Palace Gun Show) passed 9/9/09:
Step 1: Call 916-445-2841 (Governor)
Step 2: Press 1 for English
Step 3: Press 2 to comment on a bill
Step 4: Press 3 for SB585
Step 5: Press 2 for Oppose (VETO)

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One Comment

  1. lee says:

    Heh. Now people will drive to Nevada not just to gamble but to buy ammo.

    Yup, as per my reading of the new law, now the junior member of the gang has to drive to Nevada to buy ammo for the rest of the gang. And it’s legal for this junior member to sell ammo to his friends as long as we don’t consider him a “Handgun ammunition vendor”….. that’s (reference) “any person, firm, corporation, dealer, or any other business enterprise that is engaged in the retail sale of any handgun ammunition, or that holds itself out as engaged in the business of selling any handgun ammunition.”

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