Under the current system, those who buy rifles and shotguns must go to a licensed firearms dealer. The dealer runs a background check on the buyer. If the new gun owner passes the background check, he or she must wait 10 days before they can take the gun home.
The records from that transaction are then destroyed.
“AB 1810 would stop the needless destruction of long gun records, which prevents law enforcement from using this information to quickly identify the owners of crime guns,” Feuer wrote in his arguments for the bill. “Without these records, law enforcement must painstakingly trace recovered firearms from the manufacturer, through the distributor, to the firearms dealer who sold the weapon.”
The opposition must be based upon the paranoid idea that gun confiscation is right around the corner, "if we allow this, next thing we know, they'll be coming for our guns."
Another bill has to do with lead bird shot and the environment. This is another area in which the pro-gun crowd stands in unison, more or less. They oppose this, not because they really care one way or the other, but because they oppose any and all laws restricting their gun rights, even ones that make sense. Of course, you've got the hunters who care more for the cost of their ammo than for the condition of the environment. They're an interesting bunch too.
What's your opinion? Are these laws going to pass the Senate and receive the OK from the governor? Should they?
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