California Bill Would Require Videotapping All Gun Sales

California Bill Would Require Videotapping All Gun Sales

California Bill Would Require Videotapping All Gun Sales

Imagine that the next time you purchase a firearm, your dealer will have to turn on a video camera to record the transaction in detail. That is exactly what one lawmaker in California wants for the state, and he is not stopping there. Assemblymember Kevin McCarty (D-Sacramento) introduced a new bill last week that would require all guns transactions to be video recorded, ban residential gun sales, require gun dealers to hold insurance, and give the Attorney General new powers for enforcement.

“As a local elected official, I authored successful measures to crack down on illegal gun and ammunition sales,” McCarty said in a press release.  “As a State Assemblymember, I am proud to author AB 2459, which I believe will have a strong impact statewide in the effort to keep guns out of the wrong hands.”

The bill specifically requires gun dealers to have a clear recording of the customer’s face during the transaction, or to have a surveillance system of a high enough resolution to take that footage. It also bans the operation of residential gun dealers, or dealers who hold an FFL and sell firearms out of their house, as well as requiring dealers to have liability insurance. The move was applauded by gun control groups, who have long pushed for firearm transactions to be recorded.

 

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