California Democrats passed eight new firearm-related regulations this week, including background checks for ammunition purchases and broadening of justifications for seizing firearms from California citizens.
According to the Sacramento Bee, the background checks on ammo purchases are contained within SB 53, sponsored by Kevin de Leon (D-Los Angeles).
The basic justifications for firearm confiscation are contained within SB 140, which has already been signed into law by CA Gov. Jerry Brown. This law allows CA officials to confiscate guns from people “with criminal pasts” or who are “mentally ill.”
Democrats also passed SB 755, which broadens SB 140 by adding alcoholism, drug addiction, and similar problems to the list of justifications for forfeiture of 2nd Amendment rights. SB 755 was sponsored by Lois Wolk (D-Davis).
It’s important to note that SB 140 and SB 755 are only possible because the Democrats were first able to create a registry of all guns in the state. This is something they’ve been doing for years. With the registry in hand, they can now incrementally add new and various justifications for firearm confiscation.
Democrats also banned detachable magazines on rifles and the mere possession of a magazine that holds more than 10 rounds. They reclassified certain shotguns as assault weapons and passed SB 683–a bill which forces Californians to get a certificate from the state before exercising their 2nd Amendment rights.