New California Initiative Seeks Background Checks for Ammo

New California Initiative Seeks Background Checks for Ammo

New California Initiative Seeks Background Checks for Ammo

California Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom proposed a 2016 ballot initiative today that includes a host of new gun control measures, including one that could make the state the first in the country to require background checks on ammunition purchases. The proposal would also ban the possession of magazines capable of holding more than 10 rounds, require gun owners to report stolen firearms, confiscate guns from felons, and compel the state Department of Justice to notify the federal government when someone is added to the database of persons restricted from possessing a firearm.

“In the last 72 hours—68 people have been killed and 129 people have been injured due to gun violence in America,” Newsom wrote recently on Facebook.

The Lt. Governor added in a press conference on Thursday that the initiative was intended to take on the NRA and “combat” its influence in California.

“I want the NRA to know that the people of California are going to speak, and speak loudly,” Newsom told reporters.

 

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