The San Francisco Chronicle
February 2, 2010
[efoods]Any new public policy measure undertaken to reduce, regulate or limit access to the guns and ammunition that have contributed to the loss of human life across the nation’s urban landscape is a step in the right direction.
Toward that end, the Oakland City Council tonight is expected to weigh the merits of an ordinance that would impose license and regulatory requirements on the sellers of ammunition in the city.
Under the new proposal, anyone who purchases ammunition would be required to provide a thumbprint.
If approved, the city’s chief of police would have the power to approve all new firearms dealers and impose strict rules on ammunition storage and record-keeping, matching existing state laws on handgun ammunition.
Similar laws have already been passed in a number of California cities, including Richmond, Berkeley and San Francisco.