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Posted: 9/20/2005 6:57:45 PM EDT
AB 996 - REMOVAL OF HANDGUN AMMUNITION FROM STORE SHELVES


Authored by Assemblymember Ridley-Thomas, D - Los Angeles, AB 996 would require stores that sell handgun ammunition to keep it in a secure location not accessible to the store`s customers. In order to purchase handgun ammunition, a customer would have to find a store sales person and ask them to get it for them. This would do away with comparison shopping for ammunition by brand, loading or price, and would increase operating costs for retailers. In turn, this would likely be reflected in higher ammunition prices.

AB 996 is now on the GOVERNOR'S DESK! CRPA members should immediately contact the Governor`s office to ask for a veto of this blatant anti-business, anti-consumer legislation. He can be contacted as follows:

Address: Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger
State Capitol Building
Sacramento, California 95814
Telephone: General number, (916) 445-2841
Office of Legislative Affairs, (916) 445-4341
Fax: (916) 445-4633
No e-mail is available that would be effective in reaching the Governor.

Although the Governor has until October 9th to sign or veto AB 996, he could act at any time. Thus, IMMEDIATE ACTION is needed if CRPA`s members voices are to be heard!!!

AB 352 (Koretz), semiautomatic "microstamping" of cartridge case at the time of discharge with the pistols make, model, and serial number, so that the registered owner can be traced and possibly charged with a crime, has been tabled for the remainder of this year due to strong and severe opposition from CRPA, it`s members and others. Accordingly, it is not necessary to mention AB 352 to the Governor at this time. The same is true for SB 357 (Dunn) bullet serialization. However, both bills are eligible to be reactivated in January when the Legislature returns from it`s Fall recess.
Link Posted: 9/21/2005 5:37:08 PM EDT

Originally Posted By DrFrige:
AB 996 would require stores that sell handgun ammunition to keep it in a secure location not accessible to the store`s customers. In order to purchase handgun ammunition, a customer would have to find a store sales person and ask them to get it for them. This would do away with comparison shopping for ammunition by brand, loading or price, and would increase operating costs for retailers. In turn, this would likely be reflected in higher ammunition prices.



It isn't like that now??

All the local sporting shops where I live keep everything behind the counter or locked in a glass case. I always have to ask some knuckle head punk to get it for me. How freakin hard is it to find a box of 45 ACP? I bet if I asked the zit face kid for some airsoft bb's he'd be all over it.
Link Posted: 9/21/2005 6:01:10 PM EDT

Originally Posted By KillAgain:

Originally Posted By DrFrige:
AB 996 would require stores that sell handgun ammunition to keep it in a secure location not accessible to the store`s customers. In order to purchase handgun ammunition, a customer would have to find a store sales person and ask them to get it for them. This would do away with comparison shopping for ammunition by brand, loading or price, and would increase operating costs for retailers. In turn, this would likely be reflected in higher ammunition prices.



It isn't like that now??

All the local sporting shops where I live keep everything behind the counter or locked in a glass case. I always have to ask some knuckle head punk to get it for me. How freakin hard is it to find a box of 45 ACP? I bet if I asked the zit face kid for some airsoft bb's he'd be all over it.



Not that I've seen (aside from Wal Mart or similar)

Traders in San Leandro likes to sell some ammo by the cases, and they have them sitting out in the store. 500rd, 1,000rd, 2,800rd. They don't have any other place to put them, but all the by-the-box ammo is behind a counter.
Link Posted: 9/21/2005 6:18:50 PM EDT
Reed's in San Jose, the San Jose Gun Exchange and all gunshows have handgun ammo out in the open.

There's even a Long's Drugstore in Chico that has a sporting department that stocks rifles and accessories. When I was in there back in June, they had ammo on a customer accessible shelf.

If Arnold signs this bill, another seemingly minor freedom will be taken away from us. After he let the .50 BMG ban become law, I wouldn't be surprised if he plans to sign this one.

BTW how many of you gun owning Californian's voted for him in the special election? Did you assume that because he was running as a Republican that he would turn the tide of restrictive gun laws? When he runs for re-election are you going to vote for him again?

I didn't, and I won't.
Link Posted: 9/21/2005 6:50:08 PM EDT
Turners does it by county. I think LA requires it behind a counter, but in San Bernardino they were on the regular shelves.
Link Posted: 9/21/2005 8:57:12 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Chaingun:
Turners does it by county. I think LA requires it behind a counter, but in San Bernardino they were on the regular shelves.


Not absolutely positive, but pretty sure the one in Norwalk (LA County) has a bunch of handgun ammo by the box on a table in the middle of the store. They do keep their expensive stuff behind the counter.
Link Posted: 9/21/2005 9:00:04 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Chaingun:
Turners does it by county. I think LA requires it behind a counter, but in San Bernardino they were on the regular shelves.



SB has it mixed. The good/rare stuff is behind the counter, but for regular FMJ on common rounds like 9mm, .45, 7.62, .223, etc it's all out where you can get to it. That's due to actual price and not law though (at least I would imagine).
Link Posted: 9/21/2005 9:07:38 PM EDT

Originally Posted By talbalos:
BTW how many of you gun owning Californian's voted for him in the special election? Did you assume that because he was running as a Republican that he would turn the tide of restrictive gun laws? When he runs for re-election are you going to vote for him again?

I didn't, and I won't.



I did because the I had to pay $890 to register my Corvette to drive on crappy roads, $500 for my Hybrid, and $620 for my truck. Under Arnie I got alot of money back for registration fees... At the time, I saw it as Anyone But Davis, hell, Gary Coleman or the PornStar Mary Carey seemed like a better vote than Davis...

Will I vote him again? Uh, No. Gimme a real Republican that likes to shoot guns, not just pose with them in movies to make Millions.
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