Gun owners stockpile ammo before new state background check law begins

Posted on June 9, 2019 8:08 am

LOS ANGELES — California ammo buyers are making a run on gun shops ahead of a new state law, which on July 1 will require buyers of bullets to show identification and undergo a background check to screen out felons and people with illegal firearms.

In a state with the toughest gun laws in the nation, Gov. Gavin Newsom and some other leaders see restricting ammunition sales as a necessary next step in reducing gun tragedies.

Newsom included restrictions on bullets in Proposition 63, his statewide initiative that was approved by voters in 2016 and that helped raise his profile for his run for governor.

“From San Bernardino to Ventura to Poway, too many Californians have already died from gun violence,” Newsom said last week. “I championed Prop. 63 because it is beyond time that we take common sense actions such as these to keep deadly ammo out of the wrong hands and protect our communities.”

More in the Los Angeles Times

5 responses to Gun owners stockpile ammo before new state background check law begins

  1. DJohnson June 9th, 2019 at 10:33 am

    California HAS to tighten their gun laws. They are screwing the population so badly that the politicians know one day soon the people will realize it and get up in arms. But if they have no guns and/or ammunition there is nothing the people can do to defend themselves from those politicians.


  2. chuckiechan June 9th, 2019 at 5:43 pm

    California is staking out sporting goods stores in Nevada, BTW, but I don’t know how they create probable cause to stop you in California since they have no legal right to surveil you in Nevada. (That is federal).
    Typically, they will just lie about seeing it in your car.
    Obviously, if a police officer asks to search your car he has no right too. If he has the right he will just search it.
    May I suggest you replace the Moulton Abe window sticker with “Save the Whales”…


  3. G June 9th, 2019 at 7:19 pm

    We can all go to where LA’s criminals and gangsters go to buy their bullets. Las Vegas.


  4. John Steele June 9th, 2019 at 10:55 pm

    Kalyfornzuela has arrived !!


    • William June 11th, 2019 at 6:46 pm

      Arrived? It’s been here for years, it’s only getting worse now.


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