The new law would expand "on what Los Angeles and Sacramento are already doing requiring anyone wishing to purchase ammunition in California to obtain a purchase permit first, by passing a full and complete background check," according to California State Sen. Leland Yee (D-San Francisco)
"The state requires a license to hunt and a license to fish, and you are even required to have a permit to cut down a Christmas tree – yet, thanks to the NRA, we have nearly unfettered access to any amount of ammunition," according to California State Sen. Kevin de Leon (D-Los Angeles). "The estimated cost of the proposed ammunition permit will be approximately $50; by comparison a sport fishing license is $45.93. The legislation would require a vendor of ammunition to verify that a person who is being delivered ammunition is the holder of a valid ammunition purchase permit."
The proposal is part of a 10-part program introduced by Democrats.
Other proposals include registration of all firearms, regardless of type; requiring annual safety courses for gun owners and a ban on all future sales of semiautomatic firearms.
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