Second Amendment-hating California state Senator Kevin De Leon is push yet another draconian citizen control law, this time aimed at ammunition permitting.
Following passage last year of some of the strongest gun-control laws in the nation in the wake of the school shooting in Newton, Conn., leading California Democrats will open a new front in the fight against gun violence this year with a proposal to conduct background checks on people who purchase ammunition.
State Senate Democrats will push to require a comprehensive background check on anyone seeking to purchase ammunition, and to require a one-year permit for ammunition purchases.
“Anyone can walk into any gun store, a bait and tackle store, and purchase all the ammunition they want to, no questions asked,” Sen. Kevin de Leon (D), the bill’s lead sponsor, said in an interview. “The ammunition is the fuel that feeds the violence. The gun itself, the hand gun or the long gun or the high-powered weapon is the delivery device. The gas, the fuel, is the ammunition, and no one knows who buys it.”
Like most of the citizen control laws pushed by these California communists, the proposed legislation will have close to zero effect on crime. Criminal gangs that account for much of the state’s gun violence thrive on smuggling and selling illegal drugs, and can just as easily use their trafficking skills to acquire ammunition either through their existing cartel routes, or perhaps more likely, they’ll simply take a day trip to any of the other surrounding states where the Constitution still matters and legislators haven’t lost their freaking minds.