CA Judge Strikes ‘Onerous’ Background Checks on Ammunition Sales

A federal judge in Southern California dismissed a new gun control law in the state that requires “onerous and convoluted” background checks on ammunition purchases.

U.S. District Judge Roger Benitez in San Diego said the law, which was passed in July 2019 and bars the sale of ammunition without a background check, was unfair to the Second Amendment rights of California citizens.

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The California Rifle and Pistol Association brought the appeal after California became the first state in the country to enact a requirement for the purchasing of ammunition. The law requires ammunition buyers to pay a $1 fee every time they purchase bullets, and the background check takes about five minutes to complete. Read more…

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