California Passes Sweeping Gun Control: $50 Ammo Permit Fee, No Detachable Magazines or Mags over 10 rounds

The State of California has once again gone off the deep end, and has approved a whole range of new gun control bills that will make it even harder on law abiding citizens to own a gun in California.

Firing Self-defense HandgunThe California Senate approved a package of bills this week that goes directly after law-abiding gun owners. The bills make the state’s already draconian gun laws even more ridiculous, by outlawing detachable and large-capacity magazines (which they define as anything over 10 rounds), tracking anyone who buys ammunition and reporting orders over 3,000 rounds, imposing large fees for those who do buy ammo, and expanding the category of offenders prohibited from owning guns for 10 years.

One of the most controversial bills will require the State’s residents to submit personal information and a $50 fee anytime they want to purchase ammunition. The State will then determine whether the buyer will be allowed to purchase the ammunition, which means  depending on how the background checks come back, the same day purchase of ammunition in California may be a thing of the past.

The California Senate also OK’d a bill that will outlaw the sale, purchase and manufacture of semiautomatic rifles that can accommodate detachable magazines. It also requires that anyone who currently owns one of these weapons, immediately register it with the State.

Guilty until Proven Innocent

This is nothing more than targeting and criminalizing law-abiding gun owners. In no way do any of these laws make it harder for a criminal to acquire ammunition, since most do so through illegal channels to begin with.

All these bills will do, is send criminals over the California border, ensuring a larger black market of guns and ammunition to stream into California.

Attorney General Approves Mandated Bullet Stamping That Will Effectively Ban All New Guns

Earlier this week, California Attorney General Kamala Harris officially certified a law that will require all new semiautomatic handguns to use technology that stamps identifying information on bullet casings. Since gun manufacturers are not likely to spend money retrofitting their entire production lines, California has effectively banned the sale of all new guns.

Here are the provisions that have been approved by the California State Senate.

  • The state Department of Justice must notify local law enforcement agencies when a person purchases more than 3,000 rounds of ammunition.
  • SB 47 by Sen. Leland Yee, D-San Francisco, bans so-called “bullet buttons” that are used to get around current laws banning detachable magazines.
  • SB 53 by Sen. Kevin de León, D-Los Angeles, to create new state permits that require background checks for buyers of ammunition. Buyers will also have to submit to a $50 permit fee to buy Ammo.
  • An additional 10 percent tax on all ammunition sold in California
  • SB 374 by Steinberg, D-Sacramento, to ban detachable magazines in rifles. (Yep, even a Ruger 10/22 will be considered an illegal assault weapon)
  • SB 396 by Sen. Loni Hancock, D-Berkeley, to prohibit possession of magazines that hold more than 10 rounds of ammunition.
  • SB 567 by Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson, D-Santa Barbara, to change the definition of certain kinds of shotguns to make them assault weapons, thus making them illegal in California.
  • SB 683 by Sen. Marty Block, D-San Diego, to require all gun buyers to take a firearm safety class and earn a safety certificate.
  • SB 755 by Sen. Lois Wolk, D-Davis, to increase the number of crimes – including offenses related to drug addiction,  alcoholism and others – that result in a 10-year ban on being allowed to own a gun.
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19 Comments

  1. They might as well just shut the state down! This is stupid beyond belief. I am so tired of hearing this crap about guns and ammo. Not everyone is going to go on a shooting spree. Go ahead and take away guns and then the idiots can bomb people or shoot with bows or knife them! you will never stop people from killing others, unless of course you nuke the entire country!

  2. Having a firearm saved my life and the life of my family. If you don’t want to have a firearm to protect yourself then that’s fine. But don’t force your views on those who believe in their rights. Go ahead and move to England where they don’t have firearms rights and their criminals will welcome you with open bags to take your belongings.
    I’ve written letters, walked with signs in front of our government building asking for them to protect our rights. Now. Thankfully. I will have a place to move to when these Hollywood libs invite more cartels into California.
    I don’t wish harm to anyone. But I do wish these people would have their eyes opened once and for all, to realize criminals break laws, and law abiding citizens pay the price. I have a firearm. It saved my life. When the police arrived an hour and seventeen minutes after we dialed them, they took the criminal to jail. I didn’t need to kill anyone, but had I not had my firearm I would’ve been murdered, and most likely my family would’ve been too. So until you realize you don’t stop criminals by begging for your life you won’t understand that your rights as a citizen to protect yourself are what keep you from being the next victim.

  3. The control freaks who run california simply ignored the mass of people who complained about their fascist anti-liberty policies. You see, the self-proclaimed elitists who run the state government only care about destroying your rights, taking your money, and controlling you. Sadly, most Californians are total pussies and want a nanny in government telling them how to eat, walk, sleep, work, and masturbate. On top of that they destroyed the state economy and these fucking twats keep voting these people into office because they really do want an all encompassing nanny state no matter how incompetent. Bunch of of losers in CA, plain and simple.

  4. I don’t even like to visit the place. Why would anyone want to live there? Your taxed to death on every little thing and now this crap comes up. Don’t they think people are smart enough to get in their cars and drive to another state to buy their ammo? And I wouldn’t register jack nothing with those moron’s because the first chance they got they would be at your house confiscating your firearm.

  5. There is nothing in the 2nd ammendment that allows any citizen to own a firearm. It says “keep” and “bear.” I think, since you seem to want to stick to the text of the Constitution, that only the government should be allowed to own firearms and it can provide them to whomsoever it pleases. Namely the police and the military. If you want to press the textual argument, give up your weapons.

    • Did you forget the intent of what it means? Since most already owned guns during that time, it did not suggest that you did not have the right to own a gun and/or even use a gun! Remember that most were minute men in the beginning of the revolutionary war, who already had their own guns and defended the United States of America back then! Did you forget your history? Did a coconut fall off of the tree you were standing under? Utopia is not going to happen in this day and age, especially now that the economy is in shambles, businesses are only hiring part time because of Obama Care and people are coming to America in droves! By the way, Socialist Communism is your end goal, not mine! When things fall apart and it gets very violent with your gang groups, maybe you will think twice???

  6. Re-affirming why I left California and will never look back… Seriously , how do you feckers sleep at night knowing what a bunch of nazis you (Californian leadership) all are…

  7. If everyone who felt threatened by NOT having guns went to Australia, where 88% of the people do not have guns, they might feel safe and be relieved of their paranoia about gun ownership.

  8. Yes good old California, where hard work is looked on as bad and laziness is awarded. I smell allot of lawsuits coming with this all this rammed thru legislation. You can’t just ban something that some already owns and just say you have to turn them in. I love how they called all these b/s laws a life package!

  9. Why is it everybody I meet from California is on welfare or disabled. Great state you have there. Been there once, miserable place.

  10. I live in Washington State and its full of liberals here! There are some conservatives like myself,but the laws are getting even more ridiculous as time goes! For instance you cannot even have a loaded magazine in your car for any reason, but if you have a CC Permit you can on your person in the car or even in your handgun! I have an AR-15 DPMS Panther 5.56 with eight 30 round magazine clips, but they are trying to limit magazine clips and even assault rifles! If they do such I will be leaving the state as an Aerospace Mechanical Design Engineer and taking my skills to another good state where people are more free without liberals who impose restrictions on gun rights!

  11. I just turned down another job in California for this reason. Having grown up in California, I really hated to do it because I love the state, but I’m not willing to give up my firearms either. I think it’s irresponsible to allow the government to take away our ability to fight back against a hostile government. Just because it hasn’t happened in the past 230+ years doesn’t mean it won’t happen in the future. In fact given enough time, we will have a dangerous and corrupt government. It’s virtually certain. I’m sure that’s viewed as “crazy”, but the odds are not in out favor (and our founders must have been crazy too since the 2nd amendment was written for this very reason). What will we do then, throw rocks. Some lives are lost by guns (most sources either over estimate or under estimate the number), but making selected firearms illegal is not going to make a difference. Banning firearms completely will impact gun deaths (not necessarily violent deaths), but it will absolutely seal our fate when we really do need them to protect our freedom. Please be aware of what you’re throwing away when you fight for gun control.

  12. Heres the deal. I work Extreme hours to provide for my family. I Pay taxes, I have a morgage. I deal with the threat that when I reach retirement all that Ive paid into social security will be gone to illegals and those who the government thinks earned it more then I did even though they never worked a day in thier life. I stand my ground when it comes to defending my property and my family. One of the few enjoyments I get out of life is going to the range and making some tin cans dance. Ive done it since i was a kid. And i would love to go on a great whitetail hunt, but im so busy working to pay for everyone else that i cant even afford the plane tickets let alone the hunt. How many guns I have is none of your buisiness! I dont condemn your retarded golf clubs, or want to ban your sports games on tv. Leave the whole thing alone if you dont like guns- period. If someone went into a store with a golf club and beat a clerk to death it wouldnt be the golf clubs fault would it?? Has the intellegence of the people and the government really gotten that retarded as to think guns are the problem? Are you anti gun fruitcakes really telling us that we have no right to own firearms of our choice? Did you ride the short bus?? Ted nugent stands up for his rights and beliefs and you call him a bad nieighbor? Really? i have no doubt about Ted nugents intellegence, but I have many concerns about yours and the people who think like you. Gun control isnt the issue and it never was. I am so sick of all the gun bashing, Smarten up, get a life, Or whatever will get you all to pull your heads out of your back sides. Go back to your tofu, your yoga, and your bicycles. Leave me Alone, leave my freedoms alone, leave my heritage alone, leave my guns alone. enough is enough.

  13. Blah! Blah! Blah! Arguing is pointless! California is a lost cause. Which is why I moved to Arizona 17 years ago. 2 years ago we went from ‘shall issue’ CCW to constitutional carry. According to state and federal stats., the city I live in (Mesa), enjoyed its lowest overall crime rate in 50 years. No, that is NOT a typo. The lowest overall crime rate, both violent and property, since 1963. I think maybe I made a good choice. Must admit, I miss L.A……………the way it was 50 years ago!

    • This is why while I can still buy my ammo and guns from AZ will make sure to load up before these BS laws go into place. You’re welcome AZ to boost in sales.

  14. Hell I wish Ted Nugent lived next door. I know my Ass would be cover if any issues arose requiring his help.

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