On the state level, the NSSF, its retailer division, the National Association of Firearms Dealers, the California Association of Firearms Dealers and other allies effectively encouraged Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger's veto of California Assembly Bill 996, a costly bill that would have made ammunition inaccessible to customers, prevented comparison shopping and taken up an inordinate amount of retail staff's time. Two other California bills that are impractical and would cause financial hardship to manufacturers, introduced last year, could come back to life in the state legislature again this year. S.B. 357, which would require serial numbers on all handgun ammunition, including rimfire ammunition, was suspended until this year. A.B. 352, which would require handguns to "microstamp" their make, model and serial number on ammunition they fire, was shelved by its sponsor when its support in the Senate fell one vote short of passage.