August 18, 2022 #1 Local News, Forum, Information and Event Source for Venice Beach, California.

New Gun and Ammo Regulations

12:39am

A gun and ammunition control initiative, the provisions of which include prohibiting the possession of large-capacity magazines, will become the law of the land in California thanks to voters’ approval.

In addition to requiring the destruction or removal from the state of
large-capacity ammunition magazines, Proposition 63 will also require most
individuals to pass background checks and obtain Department of Justice
authorization to purchase ammunition.

The measure also:
— requires most ammunition sales be made through licensed ammunition
vendors and reported to Department of Justice;
— requires lost or stolen firearms and ammunition be reported to law
enforcement;
— prohibits people convicted of stealing a firearm from possessing
firearms;
— establishes procedures for enforcing laws prohibiting firearm
possession by felons and violent criminals; and
— requires the Department of Justice to provide information about
prohibited people to the federal National Instant Criminal Background Check
System.

Passage of the initiative will result in increased state costs in the
tens of millions of dollars annually related to regulating ammunition sales,
likely offset by various regulatory fees authorized by the measure, according
to an analysis conducted by the Legislative Analyst’s Office and Department of
Finance.

There will also be an increase in court and law enforcement costs, not
likely to exceed the tens of millions of dollars annually, related to removing
firearms from prohibited people as part of court sentencing proceedings. These
costs could be offset to some extent by fees authorized by the measure, the
analysis found.

There will also be a potential increase in state and local correctional
costs, not likely to exceed the low millions of dollars annually, related to
new and increased penalties, according to the analysis.

“The Safety for All initiative will save lives by making it much harder
for dangerous people to get guns and ammunition in California,” said its
author, Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, a 2018 candidate for governor.

Michele Hanisee, president of the Association of Los Angeles Deputy
District Attorneys, said the initiative “seems designed to raise Newsom’s
public profile, because in reality it will do nothing to prevent mass shootings
in this state nor will it have any positive effects on the safety of California
residents.”

“Since ammunition will still be legal to possess, albeit more difficult
to acquire, the measure does nothing to stop criminals who commit murder,
which, of course, is already illegal,” Hanisee said. “It will only affect the
law abiding citizens.

“It is bad public policy to enact laws which the vast majority of
Californians will simply, consciously, ignore. And it is worse public policy to
enact measures which will not accomplish the goals they claim.”

-from CNS

Tags: in Opinion
Related Posts

West LA Dems Deliver Overwhelming Endorsement of Erin Darling, Receives 80.6% of Club Ballots

August 16, 2022

August 16, 2022

Darling picks up additional labor support, Park secures the endorsement of California Treasurer Fiona Ma! By Nick Antonicello On a...

A Venice Eyesore: When Will Thoma’s #16 Be Finally Torn Down?

August 16, 2022

August 16, 2022

Abandoned for nearly a decade, when will someone do something? By Nick Antonicello It was never a  “Tomy’s” or even...

Column: Time to Crack Down on Vacant Homes’ Owners

August 12, 2022

August 12, 2022

By Tom Elias, Columnist ​​There is no doubt California has a housing shortage. That’s fact even in the wake of...

Column: Iconic Legislative Leader Seeks to Represent West LA on County Board of Supervisors

August 12, 2022

August 12, 2022

Senator Bob Hertzberg plans to use his political capital to address homelessness, housing, public safety, jobs, and other quality-of-life concerns...

Review: A Santa Monica Restaurant’s New Happy Hour is Top-Notch

August 10, 2022

August 10, 2022

By Dolores Quintana Birdie G’s in Santa Monica has a new Happy Hour and it is something special. For one...

Lights Out: Venice Pier Is Dark as Ten of the Fifteen Lamp Posts Are Inoperable and Broke!

August 9, 2022

August 9, 2022

After millions invested in pier renovations, who will fix the lights? By Nick Antonicello How many government employees does it...

The Baggage of Mike Bonin

August 6, 2022

August 6, 2022

By Nick Antonicello Mike Bonin really loves the limelight. Refusing to go away quietly, he further embarrassed himself Tuesday by...

LA BOARD OF SUPERVISORS “RIGGING DEMOCRACY” TO UNDERMINE THE DIRECT ELECTION OF THE SHERIFF THIS NOVEMBER!

August 5, 2022

August 5, 2022

4-1 VOTE BY FIVE LUNA BACKERS TO DISLODGE THE INTEGRITY OF THE COUNTY CHARTER FLIES IN THE FACE OF OPEN...

Column: “Momentum Is on Our Side”

August 1, 2022

August 1, 2022

CD-11 Candidate Erin Darling rolls out series of new endorsements as race heats up with just under 100 days before...

Column: CD-11 Council Candidate Traci Park Appears Before VNC Homeless Committee

July 28, 2022

July 28, 2022

Q&A with Council runoff hopeful, Park talks frankly about homelessness in Venice, describing the issue as complex, no single solution,...

LA Supervisor Sheila Kuehl Endorses Erin Darling for Council in CD-11

July 26, 2022

July 26, 2022

By Nick Antonicello Retiring Los Angeles County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl, the first openly gay member of the California legislature and...

Column: “Temperament & Patience” Define Judicial Candidate Lyons Yearning for Public Service!

July 26, 2022

July 26, 2022

Judicial candidate Melissa Lyons has a different perspective as she sees the application of justice upfront in her current role...

Column: Can Caruso Can?

July 19, 2022

July 19, 2022

Billionaire developer’s forty-million dollar plus campaign falls short and flat, as he limps into runoff with Washington, DC insider Karen...

Column: Darling – The LA Democratic Party’s Choice for Council in CD-11!

July 15, 2022

July 15, 2022

Crucial party endorsement consolidates progressives and left-of-center Democrats behind the first-place finisher in the June 7th primary that formerly endorsed...

Column: Public Service Is Her Calling!

July 12, 2022

July 12, 2022

Judicial Candidate Melissa Renee Hammond spent her life planning for this moment, to serve as a Judge of the Superior...