SACRAMENTO (CBS13) The state’s gun control laws could soon include a $50 fee and a background check to buy bullets.READ MORE: California Cement Industry Working To Pave The Way Toward A Cleaner Future
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.READ MORE: Police Searching For 2 Suspects Following Chase In West Sacramento
“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.MORE NEWS: Cell Phone Video Shows Amazon Driver Held Down After Alleged Attempted Rape
Congress failed to pass new laws on gun control, but it appears California is now on its way.