On December 14, 2012, Adam Peter Lanza using a semi-automatic rifle opened fire on student and staff at Sandy Hook Elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut. It was a tragedy by any measure and it took most of the nation by surprise. The result of this shock has been a rash of gun and ammunition laws that have all but made owning a firearm useless.
The State of California is one of the most aggressive perpetrators of gun restriction legislation. Last month, the State Assembly passed AB711, which would require the incremental ban of lead-based ammunition for hunting purposes in the state. It is currently in the State Senate awaiting action. What this would effectively accomplish, over time, is ban lead ammunition in the State. Good luck finding other types of ammunition.
State Senators Steinberg, Hancock, De Leon, Jackson, Block, Wolk, and Yee have also introduced a slew of anti-gun measures that restrict firearm ownership beyond any reason. Their list of legislation includes SB374, SB47, SB396, SB53, SB567, SB683, and SB755.
These measures would close the so-called bullet button loophole, limit the legal ammunition capacity to a 10-round fixed magazine, require background checks to buy ammunition, require a firearm safety class, and even classify certain shotguns as "assault weapons." In essence, the Democrats in the California legislature are working on destroying the Second Amendment of the Constitution in that state, and they are doing a damned good job.