San Francisco to Crack Down on Big Ammo Buys

Friday, 21 Dec 2012 01:34 PM

By Alec Weisman

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San Francisco officials are planning to ban the possession of hollow-point bullets and require notification of the police for any single purchase of more than 500 rounds of ammunition.
 
According to the San Francisco Chronicle, City Supervisor Malia Cohen is introducing the ordinance in response to last Friday's deadly shooting in Connecticut of 20 school children.  
 
San Francisco had previously sought a complete ban on semi-automatic weapons within city limits, only to have it overturned by the courts.
 
Mayor Ed Lee and Police Chief Greg Suhr support the Cohen measure, although they recognized the legislation could face legal challenges as well. Nevertheless, Lee said, "We've got to do something more.
 
“Ammunition designed especially for law enforcement and the military has no reason to be in our homes and on our streets,” he explained, adding that he supports the push at the federal and state level as well to expand gun control laws.

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