Regarding AB 2948: Banning of ammo/firearms sales at the Cow Palace. I thought that place was being torn down anyway? If so, why waste the energy on that fight. There are other bills more important IMO.
Regarding AB 2062: The ammunition licensing bill (Also includes components for you reloaders out there). I believe that got sent back to committee for revisal. Got out of committee 5-2 the first time. Got to keep the pressure on to kill it this session altogether. Who knows whether the Governator will sign or not if it passes.
ETA: As amended thus far: Crazy the bill now includes magazines, clips, speedloaders, etc. in the definition of ammunition, so no more buying magazines online!
They've reinstated the non-licensed sale of handgun ammunition at target ranges, but only 30 rounds a month at any one range! Seriously?! This will really hurt the profitability of a lot of indoor ranges that rent out guns, since a lot of people come in to shoot casually once in a while and rent guns, and they don't want to fill out paperwork and apply for a license to do it. And 30 rounds is a ridiculously small amount of ammo to use at the range (although more than enough for a gangbanger).
Regarding AB 2235: I'm glad this is temporarily dead. Like the microstamping, biometric handguns are a bad idea. Companies aren't going to retool for the sake of those laws, and something tells me there will be several legal cases when (microstamping) goes into effect in 2010. A mandated biometric law will come to the same fate. That interstate commerce clause or something.
Living in a state with no 2nd and a legislature that is openly hostile gets really old. Nevertheless, us natives feel like Spartans. We fight while others have moved out of the state.