California legislature would make it a crime to sell
ammunition, new or reloaded, unless the
purchaser personally presents clear evidence of his
or her identity and age to the seller of the
So, I take it you could still purchase the ammunition online and have it sent to a licensed FFL where you could personally present identification to the FFL? Of course, who wants to pay an FFL fee for just buying ammunition?
My home state also requires a driver license or state ID card to prove you are above the age of 18 when purchasing ammunition through a commerical dealer and also requires the seller to take your zip code (for some unknown reason).
MrApathy is 110% right when he says that other states could quickly follow California. Each state legislature typically has a state government office where they do nothing but review other states' new legislation and write recommendations about whether it should be adopted.
I use to blame just the democrats on anti-gun legislation, but make no mistake the republicans aren't our best friends anymore either. President Bush had stated that if the Assault Weapons Ban had been extended he would have signed it into law. While I still think that republicans are our best bet when it comes to electing representatives to keep the Second Amendment alive they aren't the savers of the Second Amendment they once were. You marke my words when the November election comes Democrats will gain a significant amount of seats both in the Senate and the in the House. If the Dems take control of the Congress you can bet your life that there will be a new AWB and perhaps other restrictions. They may even try to hide such new anti-gun restrictions in legislation that on its face is to protect the homeland from terrorist, but in fact will just disarm our citizens at at time of global terrorism, increasing crime, and when our boarders (both north and south) are wide open.