The ultra-liberal state of California just passed new legislation which makes buying ammo a lot more difficult, but here’s the kicker: the law will make law abiding citizens’ lives harder, as it will have zero impact on criminals and gang bangers. The new bill will produce effects starting with January 2018, and it will make it increasingly difficult to sell, purchase and transport bullets.
The bill dubbed Proposition 63 was passed by California’s legislature back in 2016.NBC news reports that Proposition 63 makes it illegal to sell ammo sans a license from the DOJ. Even ammunition purchased via the internet would also need to be sold via a licensed dealer, who would then have to deliver it directly to the customer. The new legislation bans driving ammo across state lines (yeah, that’s gonna stop them in their tracks, after all, it worked for marijuana, right?) and requires background checks for every individual who tries to buy bullets, whether online of “offline”. Ammo sales would have to be tracked electronically by the sellers, who then must submit records/paperwork to the Department of Justice, who will store the documents in the “Ammunition Purchase Records File.”
The law defines ammunition as “one or more loaded cartridges consisting of a primed case, propellant, and with one or more projectiles”. The only ones exempted from Proposition 63 are licensed dealers, peace officers and collectors. California gun owners are now required to report any stolen firearms within 5 days, else they’ll be facing penalties, i.e. a fine from the state.