Obama Prize and California Ammo Registration

Obama wins Nobel Peace Prize, The Governator signs ammo restrictions

What a week! The gushing from the Left over Obama’s winning of the Nobel Peace Prize puts the prize on a level with the Oscars or the Tony awards — mere entertainment.  The strangest thing about the award is that it was given for a presidency that was less than two weeks old at the time nominations closed.  In other words, Obama won the prize for not being George W. Bush.  Frankly, there may be some merit for that position.  But my favorite reaction to O’s winning the prize comes from Reason magazine’s Nick Gillespie.  The YouTube video is classic.  Watch it here.

Speaking of entertainment, California’s governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has signed a very bad bill requiring ammunition sellers to record each sale of "handgun" ammunition.  That apparently includes .22 Long Rifle.  Unknown whether it includes the 7.62 x 39 Russian for this handgun: 

Romanian AK Draco Pistol 7.62x39 caliber handgun

California statute defines "Handgun Ammunition" thusly:

"Handgun ammunition" means ammunition principally for use in
pistols, revolvers, and other firearms capable of being concealed
upon the person, as defined in subdivision (a) of Section 12001,
notwithstanding that the ammunition may also be used in
ome rifles.

 

I’ve seen a handgun chambered in .45-70.  So does it apply there?  Given the broad brush that law enforcement seems comfortable using in all matters related to guns, I’d counsel California ammo sellers to err on the side of caution.