State Law on Ammo Purchases Blocked

State Law on Ammo Purchases Blocked

( -The Second Amendment of the US Constitution guarantees citizens the right to keep and bear arms. However, the state of California thinks it knows better than the founding fathers. The state passed a law in 2016, that took effect in July of 2019, requiring a background check for the purchase of ammunition — every time they buy it! Furthermore, the law also made it illegal to buy ammo from out-of-state dealers.

This week, San Diego-based US District Judge, Roger Benitez, blocked the California background check law and added further that the state’s ban on “…importing ammunition from outside California violates federal interstate commerce laws.”

That’s a sigh of relief for all law-abiding citizens who just want to be able to exercise their Second Amendment rights. Gun enthusiasts have argued for years laws like this may be designed to keep guns and ammo out of the hands of criminals, but all it does is make it harder for lawful purchasers instead. Criminals don’t typically worry about background checks — or any other law.

According to the Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence, Connecticut, Illinois, Massachusetts and New Jersey require ammunition purchasers show a valid firearms or ammunition license to buy bullets. A one-time background check is required before those licenses are issued.

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