This law would make the sale of ammunition virtually halt. Most individuals purchase ammunition online. Ammunition is nothing without a gun and guns are sold through authorized dealers. How many crooks do you think go through that process?
Laws that are prohibitive are only prohibitive to individuals that DON’T want to do anything ILLEGAL. The crooks couldn’t care less.
Everywhere that the laws against guns have been abolished or significantly lightened, the crime rate has gone down over time.
I would rather be sitting next to a person with a gun carrying it in the open, than a person who is concealing it and I don’t know. The person who is carrying it in the open, basically has taken on the responsibility of using deadly force within LEGAL parameters. A person carrying openly takes on the additional responsibility of also being a walking target.
But crooks will always have guns. Legally or illegally. They don’t operate within the same confines of civil society.
Ask this lady what she thinks about it:
NRA/CRPA Foundation Legal Action Project Sues to Stop AB962:
Friday, July 16, 2010
The NRA-CRPA Foundation Legal Action Project (“LAP”) has filed a lawsuit challenging AB 962 and the newly adopted statutes that regulate “handgun ammunition.” The suit challenges the requirement that handgun ammunition be stored out of the reach of customers, the ammunition sales registration and fingerprinting requirements, and the bill’s prohibition on mail order and internet sales. The lawsuit alleges that the mandates of AB 962 are incomprehensible, and that the law’s definition of “handgun ammunition” is unconstitutionally vague.
The NRA/CRPA Foundation lawsuit has been in the works ever since AB 962 passed. A request for an injunction will be filed shortly, in an effort to stop the bill’s ammunition sales registration requirement and the ban on mail order ammunition purchases before those provisions take effect on February 1, 2011.
For months, LAP lawyers have worked to secure appropriate plaintiffs for this strategically-timed litigation. In a highly unusual move that reflects growing law enforcement opposition to ineffective gun control laws, Tehama County Sheriff Clay Parker is the lead plaintiff in the lawsuit. Other plaintiffs include the CRPA Foundation, Herb Bauer Sporting Goods, ammunition shipper Able’s Ammo, collectible ammunition shipper RTG Collectibles, and individual Steven Stonecipher.
The lawsuit is being funded by the NRA / CRPA Foundation Legal Action Project (LAP). LAP is a joint venture between the Nation Rifle Association (NRA) and the California Rifle and Pistol Association (CRPA) to advance the rights of firearms owners in California. Through LAP, NRA/CRPA attorneys fight against ill-conceived gun control laws and ordinances, and educate state and local officials about available programs that are effective in reducing accidents and violence without infringing on the rights of law-abiding gun owners.
Sometimes the chances of success are greater when LAP’s litigation efforts are kept low profile, so for now the details of this lawsuit are not being released. To see a partial list of the Legal Action Project’s recent accomplishments, click here. To contribute to the NRA / CRPAF Legal Action Project (LAP) and support this and similar Second Amendment cases, visit www.crpafoundation.org.
HAT TIP – J