Gun Rights: California Gun Owners & Ammo Dealers Fire Back Against Proposition 63
Judge Roger T. Benitez, rules that Californians may again purchase ammo without a background check and order ammo online.
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.
Roger T. Benitez
United States District Judge
California’s citizens have struck a blow to Proposition 63 and its violation of their constitutional right to keep and bear arms. Today, Judge Roger T. Benitez has ruled that the Attorney General of California, Xavier Becerra, is enjoined from implementing or enforcing the ammunition sales background check provisions found in California Penal Code §§ 30370(a) through (d) and 30352, and the ammunition anti-importation provisions found in §§ 30312(a) and (b), and 30314(a) as well as the criminal enforcement of California Penal Code §§ 30365, 30312(d) and 30314(c). What that means is that Californians are no longer subject to background checks that had an erroneous 16.4% denial rate in order to purchase ammunition. Perhaps more importantly, face to face transactions are no longer required so Californains can again purchase ammo online for delivery directly to their houses. Online shopping and delivery has perhaps never before been so important and not Californians don’t have to choose between staying healthy and staying safe.
While this is a big win for gun owners and sellers alike, the fight isn’t over. From here, Xavier Becerra will likely petition the Ninth Circuit Court to stay this injunction which would allow the State to again restrict the Second Amendment rights of their citizens. Should California fail to obtain this stay, Kim Rhode, Ammunition Depot, et al. will have to continue to fight to have these laws overturned.
Enacted in 2016, Proposition 63 placed sizable restrictions on Californian’s ability to purchase ammunition, by requiring that all ammunition sales and transfers be conducted via face-to-face transactions at California licensed firearm dealers or licensed ammunition vendors. As of July 2019, all Californians looking to purchase ammo are required to pass a background check before picking up any delivery of ammunition.
WHAT YOU CAN DO
If you are a California resident and want to make your voice heard on Proposition 63 and the state’s new restrictions on the sale and transfer of ammunition, you can get involved by:
- Visiting the NRA’s California Stand and Fight web page to pledge your support and get updates on this and other relevant cases
- Join and support the California Rifle & Pistol Association and all the pro-2A lawsuits they are fighting at www.crpa.org, subscribe there for legal and legislative updates, and follow CRPA on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to stay informed and engaged in the fight for your 2A rights.
Ammunition Depot would like to thank our partners in this suit,all of the legal gun-owners in California. Together, we can protect our constitutionally mandated freedoms.
For questions about the lawsuit or a comment on this latest development, contact Ammunition Depot at: [email protected]
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