California State Senator Proposes Fee, Background Check For Bullet Purchases
Don't Miss This
- ICE: Local Authorities Have Denied 8,800 Federal Immigration Hold Requests This Year
- Modesto Wants To Crack Down On Residents Parking Cars On Lawns
- Republican Lawmakers Call For Travel Ban From West Africa Amid Ebola Fears
- Taryn Manning Of ‘Orange Is the New Black’ To Headline Grave Digger’s Ball
- Is Former Sacramento Real-Estate Mogul Once Accused Of Secret Recording At It Again?
Get Breaking News First
SACRAMENTO (CBS13) The state’s gun control laws could soon include a $50 fee and a background check to buy bullets.
Sen. Kevin deLeon (D-Los Angeles) wrote the bill requiring the fee, along with background checks by the California Department of Justice that would prohibit sales of ammunition to felons and the mentally ill.
“Today you can walk out of San Quentin Prison, you can walk out of Chino, you can walk out of L.A. Central County Jail, and you can buy all the ammunition you want—no questions asked,” he said.
It’s all part of a package of seven gun-control bills passed by the state senate this week. The move follows the Sandy Hook massacre, where 20 children and six teachers were killed.
Congress failed to pass new laws on gun control, but it appears California is now on its way.