NRA Preps Lawsuit Against California Ammunition Control

Point-of-sale background checks for ammunition purchases are schedueld to begin 1/1/19.

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(Breitbart) The National Rifle Association is readying a lawsuit against California’s new ammunition controls and that suit focuses on the failure to meet “statutorily mandated” deadlines throughout the lead-up to the launch of the controls.

Breitbart News reported that the ammunition controls went into effect January 1, 2018.

They bar out-of-state ammunition purchases and require that all in-state purchases be made from a licensed dealer.

This shrinks the supply, which will inevitably drive up price.

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Moreover, they require that any ammunition purchased online be sent to a licensed in-state dealer, who will then charge a processing fee for the ammo, thereby driving the price up even further.

This is all a prelude to the state’s January 1, 2019, goal of instituting point-of-sale background checks for ammunition purchases.

Those sales will also carry a fee, ubiquitously to cover the cost of the background check. But the fee will drive the price of ammo even higher.

The NRA-ILA clams certain “statutorily mandated” deadlines were missed throughout the process of getting the ammunition controls in place, and argues that the controls must be halted because of this.

According to the NRA-ILA, “The Office of Administrative Law (OAL) has approved the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) proposed ammunition vendor regulations after failing to meet the statutorily mandated deadline of July 1, 2017 and the effective date of January 1, 2018…”

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  • Rolpho Signetti

    GOOD! Way to go CA!
    I live in Ore-gun!
    Please make ammo impossible to buy in CA!
    I can load my truck up every weekend, and go south to do me selling black market bullets!
    CA thinks us Pig Farmers up here north are nothing but a bunch of loggers, and hillbillies anyway. Might as well play the part!
    So go head on and ban whatever you Slick big city slickers want to! PLEASE DO!

    I gots me one of dem dere low mileage gas hog 4 wheel drive trucks to tear up the back roads of Shasta with!

    Just like the Duke Boys! Yeee Haaaa!

  • Darin Buckley

    Build that wall right around cali all the way to the north. You idoits keep bringing back jerry Brown look at whats happing around in ca. I moved my corp out 2 years ago and came to ARIZONA where you can live free agian. A call to all Rep GET OUT

    • Walking Man

      With each and every new law, SALES increase. This is partial $ driven. I know 2 guys who have 6 gun safes each. They’ll buy something just to have it. Maybe shoot it 50 times, then put it away.

    • Leibe ist reise

      At least there is an upside, California has improved the economies of other states with the businesses they have driven out. The central Texas area took the lead in tech exports from Silicon Valley several years ago. The downside is all the transplants trying to make the area just like the one they left.

  • Gregg Parker

    It’s California… The government doesn’t want normal people to have the means to fight back against their destructive agenda… don’t worry folks the ICE Capades will be coming to town very soon…

  • Leibe ist reise

    Of course California can’t have their few law-abiding citizens defending themselves. The Dims have to protect their voter base.

  • GNTownsend

    Time for the federal courts to declare CA’s ammo regulations as Unconstitutional. The new law certainly falls within the “infringed” definition of the 2nd Amendment.

  • Alan404

    I would say that the time for such challenges to California Legislative Idiocy is very long overdue.

  • Maxine Albritton

    well, I would feel sorry for California but see that is useless. So I am glad the NRA is on top of it. Congress should be too. Letting a state be its own away from our constitution is not fair to its citizens and we don’t want them leaving there for reasons mentioned. Leave the blues there.

    • IrreverentOne

      Perhaps it would be best if we leave California to the Dems and welcome all Conservatives and Libertarians to come into the true America.

  • I’m no attorney but it seems to me that barring Californians from purchasing ammunition from out-of-state businesses is an illegal law. We as citizens of the U.S. should be legally free buying ammunition where ever we please within the United States or else where if we so desire. I feel this law is unconstitutional and should be fought!


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