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California Traditional Ammunition Ban Vote Tomorrow?

National Shooting Sports Foundation

National Shooting Sports Foundation

NEWTOWN, Conn --(Ammoland.com)- The California Assembly could vote as early as Thursday on legislation that bans all traditional ammunition for hunting.

It is urgent to make calls urging opposition now. NSSF is asking all California retailers to post a copy of this alert in their stores and to personally call their Assembly members expressing their opposition to AB 711. AB 711, if passed and signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown, would extend the now limited Condor range ban on traditional lead ammunition to the entire state.

The ban could go into effect as soon as the 2016 hunting season.

AB 711 would ban all rifle or pistol ammunition available for hunting in California and thus no hunting. Hunters would find themselves in the position of having a hunting season but not having any lawful rifle or pistol hunting ammunition that can be used.

The impact would be a substantial loss of business for retailers that sell ammunition and hunting related accessories and equipment.

As a result, the majority of the estimated $500 million in government tax revenue generated by sportsmen in California annually would disappear. Overall, sportsmen and women spend about $3.5 billion in California each year. The impact of sportsmen on the economy of California is tremendous.

AB 711 would cause a significant loss of sales tax revenue for state and local governments. It could additionally add to the unemployment problem and thus cause a loss of income tax revenue for the state as well.

You can contact legislators here and urge them to OPPOSE AB 711 Today

Visit NSSF’s Legislative Action Center

About NSSFThe National Shooting Sports Foundation is the trade association for the firearms industry. Its mission is to promote, protect and preserve hunting and the shooting sports. Formed in 1961, NSSF has a membership of more than 6,000 manufacturers, distributors, firearms retailers, shooting ranges, sportsmen’s organizations and publishers. For more information, log on to www.nssf.org.

  • 7 User comments to “California Traditional Ammunition Ban Vote Tomorrow?”

    1. To bad all the Ammo producing co don’t get together and refuse to sell any ammunition to the whole state of California, then i bet you would see the dumb polititions there change their minds.

    2. Not only not sell ammunition to the state, but refuse to sell to any government agency within the state or anyone that might be a middle man to supply the government agencies. They can find out first hand how having no guns will affect them.

    3. Jamie on May 16, 2013 at 8:48 PM said:

      Bad news for gun rights but given time they could adapt new types of ammunition. Bad thing is they can’t even keep up with demand for traditional ammunition so……….

    4. twistednbitter on May 19, 2013 at 12:32 AM said:

      Right now there is almost no ammunition of any caliber available anywhere anyhow. I have extreme difficulty getting ammunition for my needs now. I live in IL. btw.
      If Ca. bans ammunition then any other state that wants to have severe gun control will do the same.
      Yeah you can own a gun and have the right to carry it, but there will be no ammo for it!

    5. I agree with the horrible economic consequences this bill creates, but the real answer is that it is about controlling people, not ammo.

      California has been taken over by Lenin.

      History always repeats itself.

      Move while you can.

    6. Thanks guys. We have a lot of hunters in California including my self. Its already started. We cant find ammo in California. Watch out other states. Its coming your way.

    7. Guys, I know it is hard to find the ammo we all need. I don’t mean to state the obvious, but the stuff is available, and its easy to find. I shoot my .270 a lot, and the ammo they have keeps me hunting (I shoot Barnes. It’s under $40 and in stock). They have 37 cartridges listed but some are sold out ( most aren’t) CD has a button that makes it easy, but here’s the link anyway

      http://www.cheaperthandirt.com/CategoryListing.aspx?catid=12567

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