California Democrats Push 'Comprehensive' Background Checks for Ammo Purchases

California Democrats Push 'Comprehensive' Background Checks for Ammo Purchases

Following the passage of a lead ammunition ban and a plethora of new gun control laws in 2013, California Democrats now say they will push for “comprehensive” background checks on all ammunition purchases in the state. 

According to The Washington Post, CA State Senator Kevin de Leon (D) said, “Anyone can walk into any gun store, a bait and tackle store, and purchase all the ammunition they want to, no questions asked.” 

He said it ought not be so: “The ammunition is the fuel that feeds the violence. The gun itself, the hand gun or long gun or the high-powered weapon is the delivery device. The gas, the fuel, is the ammunition, and no one knows who buys it.” 

As Breitbart News reported on December 28, “comprehensive” background checks on gun purchases in CA ended private gun sales and led to a firearm registry in that state. Confiscation laws are also in place. 

Similar background checks on ammunition will result in an end to private ammunition sales and will likewise lead to a registry of ammunition purchasers. This will allow anti-gunners to fill in gaps in their records as they try to calculate where every gun is and where every law-abiding gun owner lives. 

State Senate President Darrell Steinberg (D) said if anyone thought CA lawmakers were finished pushing gun control measures, they were wrong: “Our work’s not done there.”

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