01/17/2011

Calif. to impose new law on ammo

Proponents of the law say it will make the task of investigating gun-related crime easier for law enforcement

By Matt Drange
Eureka Times - Standard

While the holiday shopping season is long gone, some Humboldt County residents are stocking up on ammunition for fear of a new California law that goes into effect next month placing restrictions on the purchase of bullets.

Under the law, those buying handgun ammunition will be required to provide vendors with their thumbprint, address and photo identification, with the idea that it will make the task of investigating and preventing gun-related crime easier for law enforcement. Convicted felons who are already barred from owning a gun, for example, can still purchase bullets under the current law.

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