Sunday, December 23, 2012

San Francisco is moving forward with gun ammunition protection

San Francisco Examiner, Andrea Koskey, Staff writer, 12/20/12.  "San Francisco makes push to restrict firearms, ban certain ammo." 

Mike Koozmin/The S.F. Examiner
Ban hollow-point bullets, notification if 500 rounds of ammo 
Mayor Ed Lee is not waiting for the Obama administration to make laws restricting the use of semi-automatic weapons — he is joining forces with other city officials to try to ban certain ammunition and create a notification system for large ammo purchases.

The two pieces of legislation are expected to be introduced to the Board of Supervisors in January by Supervisor Malia Cohen. One would ban the possession of military-grade ammunition, such as hollow-point bullets. The other would require notification to law enforcement if someone buys 500 or more rounds of ammo, even through the Web.

“These weapons and this ammunition don’t belong in the hands of San Franciscans,” Cohen said. “And online suppliers have an obligation to disclose to law enforcement about residents buying large amounts of this lethal  ammunition.”  ....  "... Dr. Andre Campbell, a surgeon at San Francisco General Hospital, said the bullets the ban would eliminate are especially destructive to people.    Read article.  Note:  photograph from article.

Posted by Kathy Meeh

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