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California Ammo Background Check Law BLOCKED!

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UPDATE (4/25/20): The United States Court of Appeals has granted an emergency stay on the injunction, which means we are required to immediately halt all sales of ammunition to customers in California. We apologize for the confusion. Any orders for ammunition from California residents will be refunded in full. We will provide further updates as we receive them.

A federal judge in California blocked the state’s ammunition purchase law on Thursday, temporarily allowing residents to purchase ammunition without a background check.

California Ammo Restrictions Reversed

U.S. District Judge Roger Benitez in San Diego announced the ruling after receiving a request from the California Rifle & Pistol Association (CRPA) to stop background checks and restrictions on ammo sales.

(Benitez granted a preliminary injunction in the NRA-supported lawsuit, Rhode v Becerra, challenging California’s ammunition restrictions. NRA-ILA will have more information to follow as the opinion is more fully analyzed, so stay tuned to their news here.)

“The experiment has been tried. The casualties have been counted,” Benitez wrote in a 120-page opinion. “California’s new ammunition background check law misfires and the Second Amendment rights of California citizens have been gravely injured.”

You can read the CRPA’s response to this news here.

A History of Restrictions

California has a history of being a tough place to live for supporters of the Second Amendment.

State voters approved stricter firearm and ammo laws in 2016 and restrictions took effect last July, according to the above article.

California residents are encouraged to buy ammunition while they can, as it appears only to be a matter of time before the ammo purchase restrictions are back in place.

What do you think of this decision by the federal judge? Are you a California resident? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

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Comments (27)

  1. Have rthe rights of the law abiding taken yet another hit, or might it be California regulatory foolishness thaty have suffered?

  2. Dave you are ever so right the name calling does absolutely nothing to resolving or discussing this ridiculous situation. True it is another stupid ruling from the idiots in, or rather out of control in California, but every state to one point or another has its ridiculousness. I live in Virginia and up until the last election the gun laws were tolerable now with Bloomberg’s bought and paid for ‘blackface’ northam it’s getting very scary here. As you stated name calling does absolutely nothing but to separate us and so starts the quarreling and we forget the real issue and so the poluticians can so easily sneak in their stupid and further gun and now ammunition’s restrictions.
    But this ridiculous law of background checks for bullets well for one thing I guess these dumbocrats who were talking about how these clip thingys held These bullets and when the bullets ran out then the clip thingys were of no use, well I think they learned much to their chagrin and beinging wrong these clip thingys could be refilled. And there they learned to demonize the bullets and not just parts of a firearm.

  3. Several things most non-Californian’s don’t know about the state. More than half the population lives within 120 miles of Los Angeles International Airport. That represents about 7% of the states real estate.The really liberal wing nuts who destroyed what was once a beautiful state overwhelmingly live in the San Franscisco Bay area megalopolis and within a strip about 60 miles wide running along the ocean south of the Tehachapies. (a mountain range north that forms the northern border of the Los Angeles megalopolis) to the Mexico border. This represent perhaps 12% of the states real estate, and about 65% (2010 census data) of the population. The rest of the state is pretty normal. If we could get rid of every one west of the San Andreas fault, this would, once again, be a great plac e to live.
    Even with these facts, our real problem isn’t the voters. The voters no longer have any real say in the elections. The combination of mail in registration, and mail in ballots means that anyone can create as many ‘voters’ as they want and ‘vote’ as many times as they want. A while back a federal judge told a couple of the L.A./So.Cal Counties to clean up their voter roles and remove the folks that could be confirmed to be decease, moved, or just plain nonexistent. The Counties told the judge to take a flying leap, and, so far as I know, they remain to this day in contempt for not removing even dead folks from the roles. Short of the Feds bringing in the national guard to enforce federal election laws, there will never be another vote of the people held in this state.

  4. I hear of so many in CA who seem not to like the luni left wing politicians ruining the state yet all these commies keep getting elected over-and-over again.

    1. There is no doubt that CA has problems, many problems. These professional politicians kneel to the money. Politicians are bought and sold every day in every state because we allowed it to happen and anybody that has ever contributed is either the problem or the solution depending on if you’re a winner or looser. Elections are bought and sold. Period. Right now the whacktoids happen to be winning. As a 68 year resident of CA I’m on the loosing side. One thing I have to say is that calling names is offensive to the residents of any state. We fight (and unfortunately are loosing right now,) but we fight for the state we love. If you want to resort to name calling of the political pawns, go for it. I’ll join right in but quit taking name calling pot shots at the state we love. Peace Out!!

    2. Vote by mail, vote harvesting, motor voter.
      The three legs of cheating they rely on.
      RESIST THESE ALL YOU CAN – IT DESTROYED CALIFORNIA.

  5. It seems to me that the state of Commiefornia needs to be split in at least 2 maybe 3 separate states. Northern Commiefornia will never be rightly represented with the current wealthy elitist socialists in charge. The ranchers, farmers, and others that appreciate their 2nd amendment generally live in the northern part of the state. From San Francisco to the southern state border, this portion of Commiefornia will always vote dummocrap and this will include such current treasonous POSs like Pelosi and Shitf. As soon as they make all illegal aliens eligible to vote, anyone with conservative thoughts or values will never have their voice heard. BTW, if residents of Commiefornia are reading my post and want their 2nd amendment protected yet still vote for dummocraps, just keep voting dummocrap and keep watching your rights and liberties disappear. These elitists think they are in their elected position because they need to make all of your decisions for you as you are not capable of making your own decisions or taking care of yourself or your families. Although they are elected to represent, they do not represent, they legislate and rule over their little peons and peasants. I would not be upset one bit if all of southern Commiefornia seceeded from the US. Hollywood and its inhabitants think they are so special, let them be their own country. Let them learn we can live without them, but they cannot live without the rest of the country. Term Limits Immediately. Trump 2020

  6. I think any judge or politician who legislates or rules to infringe (in any way) against the 2nd Amendment should be fired, tried for treason, imprisoned and denied any further pay or retirement, for life!! What part of “shall NOT be infringed” don’t these communists get??

  7. This is one of the many reasons that I left California. Born, raised, and educated in California. I lived over 50 years there. My uncle was a peace officer in California and before he passed away, he gave me one of his service pistols, a Sig Sauer P226 (9mm.). This pistol came with a 15 rd. magazine. One day, I had to call the police out to settle a domestic problem at my home. I informed the officer, when he arrived, that there was a firearm under lock and key in the home. He wanted to see it right away. I unlocked the safe and handed it to him. When he pulled the magazine out he noticed that was a 15 rd. magazine. He told me that I was supposed to turn that in and get a 10 rd. magazine. It was not mandatory at that time to do so. I asked him if he would trade his 15 rd. mag. for a 10 rd. mag.. His answer was, I don’t have to because I am a peace officer. I then asked him if being a peace officer made him a better person than me and gave him a higher security clearance than me. I also told him that Diane Feinstein’s problem was not my problem. I never turned in my magazines and I left California. Look what’s happened to it now…..good riddance! I have lived in 2 other states and I hold 3 CCWs from 3 states and can carry concealed in 40 states and Puerto Rico. If there was a problem with me, I would have never been cleared to carry concealed.

  8. Demorrhoids like “Gruesome Newsom” (and to think Kimberly Guilfoyle married the IDIOT) all have RMT Reverse Midas Touch. Instead of having everything they come in contact with turning to gold whatever they become involved in turns to SCHITT

    They turned the “Golden State” into the steaming pile of SCHITT known as Commiefornication!!!! Newsom’s latest endeavor to provide WETBACKS with $500 weekly unemployment had WETBACKS from near by states flocking to Commiefornication like rats to cheese!!

    Newsom was called out on that then decided to shift the $1.5 bullion that was earmarked for the program to a firm that supports local charities with ZERO oversight. HMM I wonder who the recipients will be??

    Demorrhoids are NOT interested in what’s best for America Demorrhoids are ONLY interested in what’s good for Demorrhoids!! THIS is what Demorrhoids are all about

  9. We can only hope the 9th District Court of Appeals will deny Becerra’s appeal, although I don’t think that will happen as it still has a majority of Obama-appointed liberal judges and is located in good ol’ liberal-crazy San Francisco. I have a feeling the NRA, CRPA, and FPC will take this to the Supreme Court if necessary, where it will be overturned thanks to it now being a conservative court thanks to Trump appointing Kavanaugh – however, that could be months from now. I urge everyone reading this, whether you live in CA, or elsewhere to donate anything you can afford to support their efforts as you can bet Newsom will run for POTUS, probably 2028, and have a pretty good chance of winning as he is revered by the Left along with his Aunt Pelosi. He loves to claim, “We lead by example and the rest of the country follows.”
    The insanity and seditious goals of the elected morons who run this once-great state are completely out of control.
    Newsom (“NewScum”)and his minion Becerra (“Basura”) continue to file lawsuit after lawsuit against the federal government and implement laws here that are unconstitutional and treasonous, all at the CA taxpayer’s expense. Controlling every aspect of your life would not be enough for them.

  10. edit – ‘California Ammo Background Check Law BLOCKED!’ The California ammo Background check was reinstated basically within hours by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals at the request of the California AG.

  11. Build a wall and comm block around Cali don’t let any of these politicians, supporters, or libetards outside of that wall so they can’t infect people with their stupidity and misinformation about guns and ammo.

  12. Was able to buy some much needed hard to get 45 acp ammo on line Friday morning, just before the new temporary ban was again re-instated by the good ol leftest stomping grounds known as the 9 circuit court of appeals. We knew comrades Newsom and Becerra would race strait to their back pocket store bought judges from the 9th. Anyways such is life behind enemy lines, you take what you can get when you can just to stay in the fight.

  13. The Second Amendment – and Tenth Amendments – clearly and explicitly dictate that the right to keep and bear arms is an unalienable individual right – falling under NEITHER Federal authority – NOR State authority – this is explicit in the US Constitution – The Peoples’ Republic of California’s continual violations of that magnificent document notwithstanding.

    In accordance with the 10th Amendment – NOT ONLY shall the Federal government NOT act in any way that limits the right to keep and bear arms…..but no STATE may limit those rights either.

    The 10th Amendment States Explicitly — “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, NOR PROHIBITED BY IT TO THE STATES, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.”

    The operative phrase here is … “NOR PROHIBITED BY IT TO THE STATES.”

    The Constitution’s language is CLEAR and EXPLICIT — it is NOT OPEN TO INTERPRETATION — “…. the right of the people to keep (OWN) and bear (CARRY) arms SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED.”

    This clearly PROHIBITS TO THE STATES – the authority to limit the right of the people to keep (OWN) and bear (CARRY) arms.

    Furthermore, the first phrase “A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state……” is continually misapplied either out of ignorance, or out of a deliberate effort to subvert the original meaning and intent. One must merely look to the Federalist Papers, to understand that “the militia” is NOT — the national guard (as so commonly misrepresented). The Militia, is THE WHOLE OF THE PEOPLE —-

    In speaking of “a well regulated Militia,” the Amendment merely states a reason for recognizing the people’s right to be armed, not a purpose for and/or limitation on that right. An armed citizenry was recognized as advantageous to a free State. If the Amendment were meant merely to guarantee a State the right to maintain a militia, the last half could just as easily have stated “the right of any State of this Union to permit their citizens to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.”
    This is not a State’s right; it is a People’s Right which they may claim in both their collective and individual capacities, and this is where the Tenth Amendment’s clear language “… nor prohibited by it to the states…” explicitly defines this right, as a right of individual people – not of States NOR the Federal government to infringe upon this.

    The Declaration of Independence, for example, speaks of the right that the people have to “alter or abolish” a government that becomes destructive of its proper ends, namely, securing their inalienable rights. The 1st Amendment to the Constitution declares that the people have the right “peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.” In each of these cases it is a people’s right, but the exercise of that right requires action by individuals composing the people. So with the right to keep and bear arms. It is a right of the people, but it is a right that an individual must be permitted to exercise in order for it to be effective.

    And herein is perhaps the most important aspect … If the 2nd Amendment were read as merely granting states the right to maintain a militia, it would contradict Art. I, Section 10, Clause 3 of the U.S. Constitution, which forbids the states from keeping “troops, or ships of war in time of peace,” “without the consent of the Congress.” Furthermore, the Constitution does not GRANT rights to people, it only defines the limited powers it grants to government. The right guaranteed by the 2nd Amendment goes beyond merely what is necessary for a State to form a militia when needed. As a People’s Right, necessary aspects of it exist regardless of whether Congress gives its consent for states to keep troops in time of peace or not. Congress could prevent a state from forming a militia, but this would not affect the right of the people to remain armed, and to be ready whenever the State called upon them to join a militia, or to protect their liberties in other ways contemplated by the Founders.

    The militia was drawn from the people, and therefore it was imperative that the people have arms. If the militia relies on the arms that each individual possesses, then obviously the individuals must be able to possess those arms. And finally, Jefferson’s words, as well as Madison’s (from the Federalist Papers) are clear:

    “I ask who are the militia? They consist now of the whole people, except a few public officers.”
    – George Mason, Address to the Virginia Ratifying Convention, June 4, 1788

    “The most important reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, if necessary, at last resort to protect themselves from tyranny in government.” — Thomas Jefferson

    “The right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed. A well regulated militia, composed of the body of the people, trained to arms, is the best and most natural defense of a free country.”
    – James Madison, I Annals of Congress 434, June 8, 1789

    “…the ultimate authority, wherever the derivative may be found, resides in the people alone…”
    – James Madison, Federalist No. 46, January 29, 1788

    “The constitutions of most of our States assert that all power is inherent in the people; that… it is their right and duty to be at all times armed.” –Thomas Jefferson

    “What country can preserve its liberties if their rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance. Let them take arms.”
    – Thomas Jefferson, letter to James Madison, December 20, 1787

    “The laws that forbid the carrying of arms are laws of such a nature. They disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes…. Such laws make things worse for the assaulted and better for the assailants; they serve rather to encourage than to prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with greater confidence than an armed man.”
    – Thomas Jefferson, Commonplace Book (quoting 18th century criminologist Cesare Beccaria), 1774-1776

    “To disarm the people…[i]s the most effectual way to enslave them.”
    – George Mason, referencing advice given by Pennsylvania governor Sir William Keith, The Debates in the Several State Conventions on the Adooption of the Federal Constitution, June 14, 1788

    “Before a standing army can rule, the people must be disarmed, as they are in almost every country in Europe. The supreme power in America cannot enforce unjust laws by the sword; because the whole body of the people are armed, and constitute a force superior to any band of regular troops.”
    – Noah Webster, An Examination of the Leading Principles of the Federal Constitution, October 10, 1787

  14. The Second Amendment – and Tenth Amendments – clearly and explicitly dictate that the right to keep and bear arms is an unalienable individual right – falling under NEITHER Federal authority – NOR State authority – this is explicit in the US Constitution – The Peoples’ Republic of California’s continual violations of that magnificent document notwithstanding.

    In accordance with the 10th Amendment – NOT ONLY shall the Federal government NOT act in any way that limits the right to keep and bear arms…..but no STATE may limit those rights either.

    The 10th Amendment States Explicitly — “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, NOR PROHIBITED BY IT TO THE STATES, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.”

    The operative phrase here is … “NOR PROHIBITED BY IT TO THE STATES.”

    The Constitution’s language is CLEAR and EXPLICIT — it is NOT OPEN TO INTERPRETATION — “…. the right of the people to keep (OWN) and bear (CARRY) arms SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED.”

    This clearly PROHIBITS TO THE STATES – the authority to limit the right of the people to keep (OWN) and bear (CARRY) arms.

    Furthermore, the first phrase “A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state……” is continually misapplied either out of ignorance, or out of a deliberate effort to subvert the original meaning and intent. One must merely look to the Federalist Papers, to understand that “the militia” is NOT — the national guard (as so commonly misrepresented). The Militia, is THE WHOLE OF THE PEOPLE —-

    In speaking of “a well regulated Militia,” the Amendment merely states a reason for recognizing the people’s right to be armed, not a purpose for and/or limitation on that right. An armed citizenry was recognized as advantageous to a free State. If the Amendment were meant merely to guarantee a State the right to maintain a militia, the last half could just as easily have stated “the right of any State of this Union to permit their citizens to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.”
    This is not a State’s right; it is a People’s Right which they may claim in both their collective and individual capacities, and this is where the Tenth Amendment’s clear language “… nor prohibited by it to the states…” explicitly defines this right, as a right of individual people – not of States NOR the Federal government to infringe upon this.

    The Declaration of Independence, for example, speaks of the right that the people have to “alter or abolish” a government that becomes destructive of its proper ends, namely, securing their inalienable rights. The 1st Amendment to the Constitution declares that the people have the right “peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.” In each of these cases it is a people’s right, but the exercise of that right requires action by individuals composing the people. So with the right to keep and bear arms. It is a right of the people, but it is a right that an individual must be permitted to exercise in order for it to be effective.

    And herein is perhaps the most important aspect … If the 2nd Amendment were read as merely granting states the right to maintain a militia, it would contradict Art. I, Section 10, Clause 3 of the U.S. Constitution, which forbids the states from keeping “troops, or ships of war in time of peace,” “without the consent of the Congress.” Furthermore, the Constitution does not GRANT rights to people, it only defines the limited powers it grants to government. The right guaranteed by the 2nd Amendment goes beyond merely what is necessary for a State to form a militia when needed. As a People’s Right, necessary aspects of it exist regardless of whether Congress gives its consent for states to keep troops in time of peace or not. Congress could prevent a state from forming a militia, but this would not affect the right of the people to remain armed, and to be ready whenever the State called upon them to join a militia, or to protect their liberties in other ways contemplated by the Founders.

    The militia was drawn from the people, and therefore it was imperative that the people have arms. If the militia relies on the arms that each individual possesses, then obviously the individuals must be able to possess those arms. And finally, Jefferson’s words, as well as Madison’s (from the Federalist Papers) are clear:

    “I ask who are the militia? They consist now of the whole people, except a few public officers.”
    – George Mason, Address to the Virginia Ratifying Convention, June 4, 1788

    “The most important reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, if necessary, at last resort to protect themselves from tyranny in government.” — Thomas Jefferson

    “The right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed. A well regulated militia, composed of the body of the people, trained to arms, is the best and most natural defense of a free country.”
    – James Madison, I Annals of Congress 434, June 8, 1789

    “…the ultimate authority, wherever the derivative may be found, resides in the people alone…”
    – James Madison, Federalist No. 46, January 29, 1788

    “The constitutions of most of our States assert that all power is inherent in the people; that… it is their right and duty to be at all times armed.” –Thomas Jefferson

    “What country can preserve its liberties if their rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance. Let them take arms.”
    – Thomas Jefferson, letter to James Madison, December 20, 1787

    “The laws that forbid the carrying of arms are laws of such a nature. They disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes…. Such laws make things worse for the assaulted and better for the assailants; they serve rather to encourage than to prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with greater confidence than an armed man.”
    – Thomas Jefferson, Commonplace Book (quoting 18th century criminologist Cesare Beccaria), 1774-1776

    “To disarm the people…[i]s the most effectual way to enslave them.”
    – George Mason, referencing advice given by Pennsylvania governor Sir William Keith, The Debates in the Several State Conventions on the Adooption of the Federal Constitution, June 14, 1788

    “Before a standing army can rule, the people must be disarmed, as they are in almost every country in Europe. The supreme power in America cannot enforce unjust laws by the sword; because the whole body of the people are armed, and constitute a force superior to any band of regular troops.”
    – Noah Webster, An Examination of the Leading Principles of the Federal Constitution, October 10, 1787

  15. I live here in California and remember a time when you could not find 22 bullets anywhere. Finally a judge did the right thing and did not infringe on our rights as AMERICAN citizens. As I learned how to reload all of my ammo, been doing it for 40 years, I’m not to worried I will run out before hunting season. I would suggest people to start reloading there own as well. It is a great hobby, relaxing, and also eats up a lot of time when we are all stuck at home.

  16. When are these politicians going to stop harassing legal firearms owners?
    And when are these “state voters” going to get it thru their head that a firearm is no different then a hammer or screw driver.
    As a lifelong resident of ohio, i look at the changes in places like virginia, Pennsylvania, new york, and california, and it makes me sick.
    No state is safe anymore.
    The politicians dont think we need firearms. But they fail to see the history or the sentimental value many firearms owners see in their collection. They also fail to see the usefulness, us common folks dont have a barrage of armed guards waiting at our door 24/7 ready to protect us. We, the people, are our own armed guards. Firearms have since the dawn of time served 2 purposes. 1- it puts food on the table, and 2- to protect your loved ones your property and yourself from anything be it a wild animal like a bear or moose or mountain cat, to other animals like criminals drug addicts and politicians.
    Dont like the constitution? If you cant stand up for every last word in the constitution of the united states of america, you are more then welcome to leave.
    Try walking into iraq and changing their rules and rights and regulations, and we will see if you live past the first week.

  17. Lived in Southern California for 50 years. I used to go shooting in national forest land. All but one shooting area are now closed, and the remaining one is so dangerous, I think the government leaves it open hoping shooters will be killed.

    I used to shoot at one of three rifle ranges that were within easy driving distance. They’re all gone, killed by regulations and the encroachment of city people who will tolerate booming stereos in cars, modified Harleys and cars with painfully loud exhausts, and huge displays of illegal fireworks in the weeks leading up to and following New Year’s and Independence Days, but panic over the sound of a distant rifle range.

    The political climate has become insane.

    I left last year. I don’t miss it.

  18. I’ve lived most of my life in The Peoples Democratic Republic of California. I’m looking to find another state to live in where the elected officials and their appointees that run the various bureaucracies don’t spend the majority of their time creating new ways to tax and infringe on our Bill of Rights guarantees. My litmus test is how a prospective state treats the Second Amendment. It’s been my observation that if the Second Amendment is respected and treated as a natural right by a given state, then the remainder of the Bill of Rights Amendments will be given the same kind of respect and treatment.

    Any gun law that infringes in the law abiding citizen to keep and bear arms has no place in our nation. Any such law will almost always be shrouded with obfuscated at least one of the following: Public Safety, Save the Children and Save the Planet. In fact any bill that is promoted by attachment of any of these three prevarications ultimately has nothing to do with what the stated purpose of said law is claimed to be.

    The real goal is to expand the borders of power and increase taxes in some manner. The result is a bill that’s really about money and power that is usurped by the state from the citizens residing there in. California Gun laws are a patent example of this ideology of the left of center.

    The idea that the elected officials in California who are responsible for this situation can be voted out is a fools errand. The power base that these politicians have established rely on these politicians for their daily bread to a fair degree. Removing them will require a paradigm shift in the hearts of all Californians.

    There are some gun laws that guarantee more senseless violence against the innocent. The best example that I see of this is the so-called “Gun Free Zones”. The only people who observe this kind of law are the law abiding citizens. For the criminal with mayhem on their mind, these Gun Free Zones are defenseless victim zones.While this does not apply to California exclusively, it seems to be more prevalent here than in many other states I’ve visited.

    I really hate what this state has become.

  19. It seems like there is some hope, especially with Saint Benitez, as some call him. This judge issued a stay when standard magazines were outlawed a while back. But just like what happened last time, the nazi AG denied it with the help of the 9th circuit. My grandfather who arrived in the L.A. area in the early 1920s saw a very different CA then the one that my father began seeing during the early 60s. That’s when leftists and certain people who refused to assimilate to American culture gradually began creeping in; and demographics began transforming L.A. for the worst. Like a virus, that entire disease slowly spread all over L.A. and eventually most of Southern CA. My grandfather and father used to hunt just outside of L.A. back in the late 30s and throughout the 40s. Heck, there’s even a late 40s picture in color of a gun range in the middle of downtown! A mother and father with two or three daughters is crossing the street right towards that gun range. That says a lot about the culture of L.A. at that time, a place that has notoriously been anti gun and anti 2A since at least the 80s. Guns were very much the fabric of CA even in the 70s when I was growing up. I used to see shotgun shells in the fields of the SoCal fields I used to roam in an eastern L.A. County rural suburb, and it was very common to see a rifles against rear windows of pick-up trucks even in the early 80s! I think descent folks fell asleep and became apathetic, which has lead to our state being overtaken by some of the worst characters that supposedly govern our cities and state. Unfortunately, I saw apathy even among gun owners when I was a volunteer during gunmageddon at a gun range and very popular gun store. I was extremely disappointed with the results and almost gave up. I can’t because whether I like it or not, I will be here for at least another few years due to being a caregiver for aging parents and trust-estate responsibilities.

  20. It is flat out ignorant to say that any ol body should be able to walk in to a store and not have to get a criminal background check ! Do they need to make it better and cut out the wait for US law abiding citizens who should have the guns hell YEA !!

  21. And in classic California fashion, they reversed the reverse, so the old crappy system is in place again… or still… or whatever.

  22. I am a 60 year resident of CA and have been hunting and shooting all my life. It is just one stupid law after another in “Occupied California ” as I have heard it called by Michael Baine. Just like with the magazine ban that has been off and on several times over the years. And if that wasn’t enough now we have the COVID19 over-reaction and panic. Gun stores that were fortunate to remain open either have shelves that are bare or some are price gouging. As long as Dem”s are in charge this stupidity will continue. I tried to buy ammo today from one of your competitors as a test and they still will not ship to CA as of 8:00 PST this morning. CA, home of fruits and nuts !

  23. Since Trump has removed a number of the liberals from the 9th circuit, hopefully a large number of these latest California laws will be ruled null and void.

  24. Gov. Nuisance is so far out of touch with reality it’s a wonder how he got elected. Had he not been part of the pelosi brood I don’t think he would be in office. Have you ever listened to his prepared and rambling speeches? He can’t put 4 words together without an “Ah” or “umm” interjected in the sentence.
    Whatcha out for this guy. I’ll bet he’s going to run for president after Trump terms out.
    His ammo bans and intentional slow down of background checks are just the tiniest tip of the iceberg.

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