CRPA, with the support of NRA, challenged the ammunition background check law in court months ago with the filing of the Rhode v. Becerra case. The lead plaintiff in the case is Olympic gold medalist shooter Kim Rhode. The legal team already received a favorable ruling in the Rhode case – which is being heard by the same great judge who gave us “Freedom Week” with the ruling in the Duncan case, challenging California's magazine restrictions. Prior to seeking an injunction in the Rhode case it was necessary to wait for the law to take effect. Now that it has, and the infringements and issues have been documented for use as evidence, the plan is to file an injunction next week.
The problems encountered since the new ammunition background check system was put into effect on July 1 have far surpassed what was predicted. The overall process for a customer to purchase ammunition is taking far longer than anticipated. DOJ is imposing unnecessary and costly record keeping requirements and clearances on vendors accessing the DOJ’s records. Countless customers are being turned away because they do not have sufficient documentation even if they have a California driver’s license. Law abiding people cannot get ammunition they need and businesses are suffering from this extreme regulatory burden.
Newsom’s Prop 63 law is a business-killing nightmare and a red-tape charade that is useless as a crime prevention measure. This is a ridiculously excessive burden on Second Amendment rights. This burden may well be by political design, as a way to cripple business, which in turn provides less access or alternatively artificially inflates costs because of the cost of compliance. It is part of elitists’ efforts to eliminate the “gun culture” – which they hate.
If you have faced problems in buying ammunition, and particularly if you are an ammunition sales vendor having problems with the process, please click here to email the legal team. Click here to review all of the materials about what these laws require and the lawsuit challenging them.
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