Cali! Get your Ammo!

California's Ammunition purchase law requiring background checks got the legal ban hammer.

U.S. District Judge Roger Benitez in San Diego ruled in favor of the California Rifle & Pistol Association, which asked him to stop the checks and related restrictions on ammo sales.

On Thursday Judge Benitez blocked the California law requiring background checks for people buying ammunition, harshly rebuking the rules as “onerous and convoluted” regulations that violate the constitutional right to bear arms.

“The experiment has been tried. The casualties have been counted. California’s new ammunition background check law misfires and the Second Amendment rights of California citizens have been gravely injured,”

New York was the first state to require a ‘comprehensive ammunition background check system’ for each sale, but it never took effect (I wonder why). That left California as the first to the extend firearm background checks to each ammunition sale.

Four other states – Connecticut, Illinois, Massachusetts and New Jersey – require buyers to undergo background checks to obtain firearms or ammunition licenses that they must show when buying bullets, according to the Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence.

And now California is the first to be told to pound sand on their idiotic program which has been problem plagued from its inception. They passed the law and its effect date passed before the system was even online. Good job.

Well, thanks to Judge Benitez and his gavel of justice, Californians can once again enjoy the reasonable convenience of online ordering. Now if we can just get that magazine ban back off the books. Unfortunately though that ruling was Benitez too it is currently out of his capable hands.

Widener’s has AMMO too, on a completely unrelated note… of course.

Keith Finch
Keith is the former Editor-in-Chief of GAT Marketing Agency, Inc. He got told there was a mountain of other things that needed doing, so he does those now and writes here when he can. A USMC Infantry Veteran and Small Arms and Artillery Technician, Keith covers the evolving training and technology from across the shooting industry. Teaching since 2009, he covers local concealed carry courses, intermediate and advanced rifle courses, handgun, red dot handgun, bullpups, AKs, and home defense courses for civilians, military client requests, and law enforcement client requests.