This is just a gentle reminder that the provisions of a new California law affecting handgun cartridges goes into effect on February 1, 2011. The following is from the California Dept. of Justice web site at caag.state.ca.us/firearms/2009bills.php:
"•Beginning February 1, 2011, the delivery or transfer of handgun ammunition must occur in a face-to-face transaction, with the recipient providing bona fide evidence of his or her identity and age, subject to specified exceptions. Non-face-to-face transfers, such as internet transactions and mail order deliveries are prohibited. A violation is a misdemeanor. (§ 12318.)
•Beginning February 1, 2011, handgun ammunition vendors must obtain a thumbprint and other information related to handgun ammunition transactions subject to specified exceptions (including transfers to peace officers who are authorized to carry a firearm in the course and scope their duties). The information must be retained by the vendor for five years from the date of the transaction. A violation is a misdemeanor. (§ 12061.)"
In the past, I have shipped lots of collectible handgun cartridges (mainly Gyrojets) to friends in California using UPS ground service, ORM-D sticker, etc. I guess that in 30 days, California handgun cartridge collectors will have to receive their cartridges through a gun shop after providing a thumbprint and other information.
Maybe John Moss can provide some details and explain how we can send him, and others, stuff legally. I sure hope California doesn’t restrict the transfer of books on handgun cartridges.