UPDATE!!! AS OFF FRIDAY APRIL 24TH, 2020 AT MIDNIGHT A STAY HAS BEEN ISSUED REINSTATING AMMUNITION REGISTRATION.
WE HAVE APPOINTMENTS AVAILABLE AT OUR GRASS VALLEY WAREHOUSE AND WILL WAIVE THE DROS FEES.
EMAIL SHIPPING@MIWALLCORP.COM FOR AN APPOINTMENT
In a big win for gun owners in California and the Second Amendment, U.S. District Judge Roger Benitez handed down a decision on Thursday that blocks the ridiculous California law requiring background checks for ammunition purchases.
The decision puts a pause on enforcement of the law, and will likely set off even more demand for ammo, which has been even harder to come by than usual, thanks to many gun shops in L.A. and the Bay Area being declared non-essential during the quarantine. There is no word yet how the State Attorney General’s office will respond, but it is likely they will seek to have the ruling overturned. That might take several weeks of arguments in the courts.
In the meantime, the judge ruled in favor of the California Rifle & Pistol Association, which had argued against implementation of the proposed checks and regulations on ammunition sales. Benitez issued a 120 page opinion about the proposed law, saying; “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.”
He further criticized the “onerous and convoluted” regulations that he indicated violate the constitutional right to bear arms. “Criminals, tyrants, and terrorists don’t do background checks,” he wrote. “The background check experiment defies common sense while unduly and severely burdening the Second Amendment rights of every responsible, gun-owning citizen desiring to lawfully buy ammunition.”
The law had been strongly opposed by ammunition vendors like Miwall, and legal gun owners in California who felt the law unfairly punished law-abiding citizens. It’s a rare victory for common sense in a state that prevented nearly 1 in 5 legal gun owners from buying ammo.
According to the Sacramento Bee:
“Some ammunition buyers told The Bee that the system was so glitchy that they ended up having to buy a new gun to get ammunition for the guns they already owned. Active duty and retired law enforcement officers told The Bee that the system also blocked them from buying ammunition.”
Miwall’s CA warehouse is stocked with a large supply of ammunition of all calibers, but, if you are on the fence about making an ammunition purchase in the short-term, it might be time to hit send on that idea. In the meantime, don’t forget to tell your congressman you agree with Judge Benitez!
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