With the new restrictions on sales and transfers of ammunition taking effect July 1, 2019, NRA and CRPA fully expect California licensed ammunition retailers will be inundated with angry and frustrated customers who are unable to purchase ammunition as a result. But businesses and gun owners should know that CRPA, with the support of NRA, has already filed a lawsuit challenging the new laws.
That lawsuit, titled Rhode v. Becerra, is currently pending in federal district court. Six-time Olympic gold medalist Kim Rhode is serving as lead plaintiff and is joined by several other law-abiding California gun owners and out-of-state businesses who can no longer sell ammunition directly to their California customers.
Although the lawsuit has already been filed, CRPA is looking to collect statistical information on how the law is affecting ammunition transactions at licensed firearm dealers and ammunition vendors here in California. CRPA’s attorneys will be able to use this information as additional evidence in support of the Rhode lawsuit moving forward.
To that end, gun owners, California licensed firearm dealers, and ammunition vendors can assist in this effort by sending an email to [email protected].
Additionally, be sure to visit https://crpa.org/ammo-background-checks/ for detailed information regarding the upcoming ammunition sales restrictions, including a helpful flowchart and a recording of the NRA and CRPA hosted webinar.
Continue to check your inbox and the California Stand and Fight webpage for updates on issues impacting your Second Amendment rights and hunting heritage in California.