City Looks At Stricter Gun Laws

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(Sacramento, CA)
Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Wes Lewis owns Guns N Stuff in North Highlands. 

"I think it’s stupid." 

He says documenting who’s buying the ammo and what type they’re buying would slow down sales on the cash register. 

"If I’m nice and crowded, it’s going to take a lot longer and I may lose customers which would lose sales which would lose sales tax." 

But Captain Jim Maccoun with the Sacramento Police Department says the law would help keep guns out of the hands of criminals.  

"…so that we can identify those people who are legally prohibited from owning guns or ammunition." 

The city council Thursday will also consider an ordinance requiring gun owners to report the theft or loss of a firearm to police within 48 hours.