This is such bullshit. "local governments have demonstrated that requiring ammunition vendors to keep records on ammunition sales improves public safety"... bullshit. I want to see this evidence. I bet this was almost 100% about local and state sales tax revenues, not some fabled, mythical boon to public safety. With the ammunition availability issues over the last year or so people have been flocking to online and mail order vendors, "robbing" the state and local governments of their cherished sales tax revenues... Never mind that the local retailers don't have enough ammo to sell any more than they are already and thus this won't increase sales tax revenues one iota, logic goes out the window when anti-gun lobby groups and record budget shortfalls meet.
Of course the loss of liberty, the gross government intrusion into free markets and exchange of goods (goods that are part and parcel of state and federal constitutional protections no less), and the ridiculousness of requiring ID and sales tracking information to be collected and maintained on each transaction of an item that easily sells 10's of millions of units per year in the state...
Arnie you just made it onto my list of political enemies, count on your conservative primary opponent to be getting my campaign donation money. Why would a New Yorker be donating to a Cali governor hopeful? Because California, sadly, leads the way on much of this bullshit liberal policy making and it inevitably hits New York within a year's time where I end up having to care twice as much, advocate twice as hard, and donate that much more... So, again, thanks for nothing Ahhhnold. Time to start looking around for acting work again.
He probably signed the bill that was seeking to ban gun shows as some public venue outside of San Fran too. First step to banning all gun shows and industry exposition events in the entire state, no doubt.