The current California lieutenant governor and 2018 gubernatorial candidate is proposing several new regulations that seek to limit access to ammunition and magazines for the state’s residents.
Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom is looking to strengthen already restrictive gun laws even further with a 2016 ballot initiative.
According to MSNBC, the following are the proposed changes to California law that will be part of the ballot initiative:
— Eliminate the stockpile of now-banned large-capacity magazines with 11 rounds or more: Owners would be required to sell them to a licensed firearms dealer, take them out of state or turn them in to law enforcement to be destroyed. State law already bans manufacturing or selling magazines that hold more than 10 rounds.
— Background checks for ammunition purchases: Ammunition dealers would need to conduct a background check at the point-of-sale for all ammunition, and dealers would need a license similar to those required to sell firearms. Stores also would be required to report to law enforcement if ammunition has been lost or stolen.
— Reporting lost and stolen guns: California would join 11 other states in requiring that lost or stolen firearms be reported to law enforcement.
— Felons must relinquish weapons: California courts would set up a clear process to relinquish weapons. The authors say that more than 17,000 Californians who are prohibited from owning firearms currently have guns.
California has consistently passed some of the most restrictive gun legislation in the nation.
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h/t – MSNBC