Discussion Topic: On Ammo and The Governator

Imagine if John Rambo had to provide identification and be thumbprinted to buy the ammo needed to thwart all those maniacal cops and guardsmen. Good thing “First Blood” wasn’t set in Gov. Schwarzenegger’s California.

From News 10 ABC:

One of the bills [Gov. Schwarzenegger] . . . signed was Assembly Bill 962. It requires handgun ammunition to be kept behind the counter where customers cannot access it without assistance. It also requires gun shop owners to thumbprint people who buy handgun ammunition, as well as record their identification and provide that information to police.

_”As Governor,[” Schwarzenegger wrote in a statement,] “I have sought the appropriate balance between public safety and the right to keep and bear arms. I have signed important public safety measures to regulate the sale and transfer of .50 caliber rifles, instituted the California Firearms License Check program, and promoted the use of microstamping technology in handguns. I have also vetoed many pieces of legislation that sought to place unreasonable restrictions and burdens on firearms dealers and ammunition vendors.

Assembly Bill 962 reasonably regulates access to ammunition and improves public safety without placing undue burdens on consumers. For these reasons, I am pleased to sign this bill.”

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