NRA, Gun Enthusiasts Upset California Prop 63 Limits Bullet Purchases
California Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom has developed an initiative to limit the amount of ammunition a gun owner can purchase called Proposition 63.
According to the proposition, “a new court process would be created for the removal of firearms from individuals upon conviction of certain crimes” as well as “new requirements related to the selling or purchasing of ammunition would be implemented.”
More specifically, prior to purchasing ammunition, a California resident would need to pay a fee of up to $50 and wait thirty days for a 4-year permit which allows ownership of ammunition.
Newsom explained that this proposition is a “game changer” because it limits the amount of ammunition any one person can own.
Since the passage of stricter gun laws in the state, the rate of gun violence in California has plummeted by twenty percent; however gun advocates are running adverts of television to combat proposition 63.
One such advert contains a scene in which a woman pulls a gun on an attacker only to pull the trigger and hear the click of the empty gun.
And yet, gun advocates are clueless when it comes to the gun-violence some Donald Trump supporters are planning while “over-reaching” their second amendment rights.
For example, Mark Lucian Feigin, a 40 year old man, was arrested during a traffic stop near his home and is now facing criminal charges of terroristic threats to the Islamic Center of Southern California (ICSC).
Horace Frank, commander of the Counter Terrorism and Special Operations Bureau for the Los Angeles police department (LAPD) said Feigin had been apprehended after making violent threats against Muslims in his community.
Police searched Feigin’s mobile home and found a plethora of rifles, handguns, shotguns and multiple modified high-capacity magazines; along with 250 pounds of ammunition.
Frank told the press that there is no evidence that Feigin had a plan to attack the ICSC, discounting the threatening calls he made to the Muslim community center.