A bill that would require a driver's license and a thumbprint for purchases of handgun ammo is on the governor's desk awaiting his signature. The proposed law from Assemblyman Kevin de Leon, AB962, would also ban sales over the internet or through the mail.
The proposed law is called the Anti-Gang Neighborhood Protection Act of 2009. It will prove to be major headache for responsible gun owners, and will be only a minor annoyance for gang members. Somebody tell de Leon that it's also comically self-defeating. Follow the thought process:
Problem: outlaws are murdering people
Solution: write a law saying you can't murder
Problem: outlaws don't follow laws, and they are still murdering people
Solution: write a law saying they can't have guns
Problem: outlaws don't follow laws, are still getting guns, and are still murdering people
Solution: write a law saying they can't have ammo