California Governor Signs AB962 Restricting Ammunition

California Governor Signs AB962 Restricting Ammunition

California Rifle and Pistol Association
California Rifle and Pistol Association

Sacramento, CA –-( AB962, the bill that would restrict ammunition sales in California was signed this past evening by Governor Schwarzennegger.

The bill will take effect on February 1, 2011. His comments are below:

“To the Members of the California State Assembly: I am signing Assembly Bill 962.

This measure would require vendors of handgun ammunition to keep a log of information on handgun ammunition sales, store ammunition in a safe and secure manner, and require the face to-face transfer of ammunition sales.

Although I have previously vetoed legislation similar to this measure, local governments have demonstrated that requiring ammunition vendors to keep records on ammunition sales improves public safety. These records have allowed law enforcement to arrest and prosecute persons who have no business possessing firearms and ammunition: gang members, violent parolees, second and third strikers, and even people previously serving time in state prison for murder.

Utilized properly, this type of information is invaluable for keeping communities safe and preventing dangerous felons from committing crimes with firearms.

Moreover, this type of record keeping is no more intrusive for law abiding citizens than similar laws governing pawnshops or the sale of cold medicine. Unfortunately, even the most successful
local program is flawed; without a statewide law, felons can easily skirt the record keeping requirements of one city by visiting another. Assembly Bill 962 will fix this problem by
mandating that all ammunition vendors in the state keep records on ammunition sales.

As Governor, I have sought the appropriate balance between public safety and the right to keep and bear arms. I have signed important public safety measures to regulate the sale and transfer of .50 caliber rifles, instituted the California Firearms License Check program, and promoted the use of microstamping technology in handguns. I have also vetoed many pieces of legislation that sought to place unreasonable restrictions and burdens on firearms dealers and ammunition vendors.

Assembly Bill 962 reasonably regulates access to ammunition and improves public safety without placing undue burdens on consumers. For these reasons, I am pleased to sign this bill.”

The California Rifle and Pistol Association “CRPA,” founded in 1875, is dedicated to defending the rights of law-abiding citizens to responsibly use firearms for self-defense and the defense of their loved ones, for sport, and for all other legal activities. CRPA is the official state association of the National Rifle Association. A California non-profit association, CRPA is independently directed by its own Board of Directors. CRPA’s members include law enforcement officers, prosecutors, professionals, firearm experts, the general public, and loving parents. CRPA has always worked to reduce the criminal misuse of firearms and firearms accidents, while actively promoting and organizing the competitive shooting sports and Olympic training programs in California. We are proud to say that many CRPA competitors are among the best in the world.

For a list of Assembly&/or Senate members and their contact information, please access them via and

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HAHAHA thank you lord this stupid bill got SHOOT down. I love my AK-47 and other weapons, I order my ammo online by the case load it`s a lot cheaper that way. If you don`t like guns don`t buy one, trying to regulate guns and ammo will not stop criminal’s intent on doing harm to others. All that regulation will do is erode our GOD given right to keep our families safe from the dirt bags in the world. I am in the Air Force and put my life on the line to help keep our country free from all… Read more »


Yeah they think criminals obey laws, NO THEY DON'T, Now they take away my ammo so i can not defend myself from these thugs..thank you Arnold so much..


You guys think moving to another state will help, it will just put off the inevitable for awhile as soon ALL states will be pushing this as they get ready for the inevitable CRACKDOWN.

robert krawiec

joe, never met but all sane people gotta leave restrictive states. moving to minnesota from the peoples republik of new jersey.last man please turn out the lights and bring the flag. ill pay the toll for you. Rob

joe meis

This was signed 18 months ago. It's why I moved out of ca 20 years ago. I'm sorry. the people that run it are crazy. god blesse you all.


This state should just branch off from the US. Lets see how long all the retards last.


"People who are willing to give up freedom for the sake of short term security, deserve neither freedom nor security." – Benjamin Franklin USA, circa 2025 (or sooner): Knock, knock. Citizen 13C4S89. Our records indicate that you possess x,y and z. Per "draconian law of the day" we are here to confiscate said property in the interest of "public safety". Says here that you haven't received your "forced vaccination of the day" either. Is that a copy of "banned book/publication of the day"? Come with us! The scenario above is far from fiction. Know AND understand your rights. Police state… Read more »


My family and I left the Glorious Demokratik Peoples' Republik of Kalifornia for Free America in 1992. The Greater Los Angeles County Inter-Ethnic Spring Festival of '92 was in full swing with columns of smoke rising all around and some LAPD Uenterreichsmarschall on TV assuring the alarmed peons that they didn't need guns for protection because the Volks Polizei had things in hand. (Then all this looting, arson, assault, and general affray is occurring because it's OK with the VoPos?) I have never experienced greater relief nor ever regretted leaving the Neue Reich where I was born and had lived… Read more »

James Kevin

Does AB962 affect bullet sales?

Joseph C. Carbone II

Licenses us and qualify us, even every three months, but give us the right to equal protection. Californians will make the state a golden place, the safe place wanted by us and by Governor Schwarzenegger.

Joseph C. Carbone III


Joseph C. Carbone II

28 October 2010 I have already determined to leave this state, yet I was born here; the legislature here will not allow us to have a CCW or carry full capacity magazine. We are supposed to get stab, shot, or be another kind of victim. The police and sheriffs are not able to be where most crimes happen until after they were needed. They need us. What is wrong with this state and these legislatures? Too many Californians are being beaten, killed, and subjected to horrific crimes; family members are defenselessly rape outside the home, because the people making the… Read more »


Looks like I will be traveling to NV and AZ to purchase my ammo. This law does absolutly nothing against crime and everything against the law abiding citizen. Fortunately NV is just a short hop for me. Hell I think I might just move to one of those states. California is just too damn dilusional when it comes to going after crime.


I knew there was a reason I left California 30 years ago and moved to Alaska where I could exercise my freedom. You frogs gotta realize that you're in a pot of water and the heat is gradually being ratcheted up until you boil . Take a stand and don't tolerate your God given rights being usurped by a tyrannical political system. Good Luck.


Arnold doesn't remember what guns have done for him! He was able to defeat the T1000, saved John Conner. Became the last action hero. After being laid off in this great state I ponder moving out of it every day. Soon they will have pissed off all of the law abiding citizens and be left with only criminals, maybe then they will realize that gun control doesn't stop the crooks.

Trucker Matt

This only effects law abiding gun enthusiasts, skeet and trap shooters, hunters, sporting marksmanship. These families and individuals that enjoy shooting are the ones who buy the most ammo. Criminals and gang members rarely shoot, their ammo can last decades. This bill only attacks the law abiding. The death penalty used effectively is the best deterrent to gun crime.


Congratulations Mr Kennedy ooops I mean Arnie. Another RINO sticks it to the folks that put him there….I can't wait to leave the Peoples Republic of Kalifornia. and Move to the USA again…

Tory II

"Let's vork togezer und paass legislation dat vould vequire all da Jews to register der vhereabouts. Ve can get dis done if ve vork togezer . Let's make Germany (I mean Amerika) a better place."



I've never been a criminal, I've never been a gang member. I'm a veteran and I have saved my life and the lives of others on more than one occasion as a civilian because I was armed. I resent being treated like a criminal and I resent being forced to be an unpracticed firearm owner, because someone has the misguided idea that they can legislate violent people by this method. I am declaring now, that I will be willing to do what is necessary to stymie the people who would have me become more vulnerable and timid because they categorize… Read more »


YES!! Bravo Governor!! Ammunition is now more difficult for criminals and gang members to acquire. Just like guns…..and drugs….. And you never hear of criminals and gang members involved with those…. I took my handgun safety exam, had my DOJ background check, paid for a new handgun, waited 30 days, bought a safe for storage, paid for a range membership, bought a cable lock and separate container to drive safely to the range, etc. etc. etc. And now I will give you my thumbprint, and my drivers license, and wait in line for ammo that's not even available. But I… Read more »


Our governor is just as ignorant as the rest of the California liberals.I enjoy shooting old military rifles at our local gun range. The ammo is relatively inexpensive thru internet sites. This new law just doubled my cost.

Thirty five years ago I moved to California from the East coast and loved it. If I could find someone to buy our place now, I would move my business tomorrow.

California is such a huge disappointment to me!


Well, if we can't get gun control, lets try ammunition control.


I'm glad I live close enough to the Oregon border that I can still go to the gun shows up there as the ones here in CA are a joke. So much for ever buying ammo in CA again.


I can't wait to get out of this damn state.