Marxifornia decided that background checks on ammo purchases was a great idea, and, of course, a clusterfu&% ensued
California’s new requirements for background checks on all sales of ammunition are causing more headaches than stopping criminals, according to California Rifle and Pistol Association President Chuck Michel.
In an in-depth and wide-ranging interview, Michel says that during the first month of ammo law, 11,000 of the 65,000 ammunition purchases in the state were flagged, delayed, and in many cases denied. Does that mean 11,000 criminals were stopped from buying bullets? Not even close. According to Michel, the state of California says 100 prohibited persons were prevented from buying ammunition at retail in the state.
Now U.S. District Judge Robert Benitez wants to hear an explanation from the state about the fact that the new law is stopping far more legal gun owners from legally purchasing ammunition than it is stopping criminals from illegally obtaining ammo.
Who wants to bet this is exactly what the statists in Cali wanted to happen?
Of course, whatever the Cult of Gun Control can do in Marxifornia, the leftists in Taxachusettes can top it
First, let’s start with Bill H.3782.
Section 122 of chapter 140 of the General Laws is hereby amended by adding the following paragraph:-
Every person licensed to sell, rent or lease firearms shall, for each firearm, contact the Massachusetts State Police Crime Laboratory Ballistics Section to test-fire the firearm, photograph the firearm and prepare ballistics reports based upon their examination to be submitted to along with the make, model, serial number, caliber, barrel length, and gun surface finish for the gun transaction to the Massachusetts Instant Record Check System and Firearm Records Bureau. After the gun information has been entered, every licensed person shall contact the National Instant Criminal Background Check System.
That’s right. They want to take a picture and test fire every firearm before you get to buy it. There’s no indication here that this wouldn’t apply to a firearm you purchased elsewhere and have sent to your FFL in Massachusetts. In other words, the state is going to get to shoot your gun before you do, all so they can build a ballistic database.
This is all required to be done before the background check is completed.
Now, that’s annoying and will understandably upset some folks. However, that’s not really the worst of it. No, it seems there’s a bill worse.
You see, Bill H. 3576 seeks to require that each gun owner be required to submit an affidavit annually attesting what guns they own.
SECTION 1. Paragraph (8) of section 129B of chapter 140 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2016 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting after the word “information”, in line 299, the following words: – or who fails to annually notify the licensing authority pursuant to paragraph (11A).
SECTION 2. Said section 129B, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by inserting after paragraph 10 the following paragraph:–
(11A) Notwithstanding the provisions of paragraph (9), a cardholder shall annually verify by written notice, in the form of a sworn affidavit or declaration to the licensing authority that issued such card, that the cardholder has not lost a firearm or had a firearm stolen from the cardholder’s possession since the date of the cardholder’s last renewal or issuance.
SECTION 3. Subsection (h) of said section 131, as so appearing, is hereby amended by inserting after the word “information”, in line 399, the following words:– or who fails to annually notify the licensing authority pursuant to subsection (l).
SECTION 4. Subsection (l) of section 131 of said chapter 140, as so appearing, is hereby amended by adding the following sentence:– The holder of each such license to carry a firearm shall annually verify by written notice, in the form of a sworn affidavit or declaration to the licensing authority that issued such license, that the license holder has not lost a firearm or had a firearm stolen from the license holder’s possession since the date of the license holder’s last renewal or issuance.
In other words, you’re going to have to keep telling the state exactly what you own each and every year or face losing your license.
There they go again