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Lawmakers Focus On Bullets In New Proposed Gun Laws

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EL SEGUNDO (CBSLA.com) — California lawmakers are now focusing on the bullets, instead of guns, as they continue to try and curb gun violence.

Currently, customers can walk into a store, show ID to verify age and buy a box of cartridges, or as many as they’d like online.

Under one proposed law, ammunition sellers would have to be licensed gun dealers, while buyers would be required to show ID and the sale would be entered into a Department of Justice database.

Other bills would require background checks, or impose a tax on every bullet bought.

Those who believe they have the right to self-defense told KNX 1070’s Jon Baird they don’t support the proposed laws.

“I think the Second Amendment speaks for itself,” a gun law opponent said. “I think they need to stay out of how we defend our lives because what they do doesn’t stop criminals from doing what they want to do.”

Gun shops have reported ammunition is flying off shelves as gun owners worry about proposed new laws.

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