California Sen. De León Announces Ammo Purchase Permit Bill

California Sen. De León Announces Ammo Purchase Permit Bill
California Sen. De León Announces Ammo Purchase Permit Bill
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CalGuns Foundation

Sacramento, CA –-( In another Tuesday press release, Senator Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) announced legislative plans to require anyone wishing to purchase ammunition in California to first obtain a California Ammunition Purchase Permit issued by the Department of Justice, valid for one year from the date of issuance.

To obtain such a permit, the holder will have to pass a background check.

Sen. De León, infamous among gun owners and civil rights groups for his AB 962 ammo ban that passed in 2009, said that “requiring ammunition purchasers to obtain purchase permits and submit to background checks for all types of ammunition would render the NRA challenge Parker v. California case moot.”

The Parker trial court’s injunction against enforcement of AB 962 is currently being appealed by the State.

The bill apparently hasn’t gone “across the desk” in the Legislature just yet.  We’ll definitely be tracking this one and will keep you posted with the latest developments and bill analysis.

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Johnny Nightrider

^High Five EtanP.Problem solved if passed.Out near Pahrump,Nevada there are some good ammo dealers.On Tecopa Road just off Highway 160 on the way to Pahrump there is a truck that legally sells ammo.Its there because Front Sight Firearms Training Institute is off of Tecopa Road.Stock up for the year :-))

Jim Buckles

I can't believe this whack job California Sen. De León and his proposed "Ammo Purchase Permit Bill!" I fought (wrote everyone) against S.B. 1128 the magazine bill years ago; it was defeated, then passed under something else later. So I hope this outlandish proposal gets destroyed — this is truly Gestapoish!


And of course absolutely no one would ever drive to Nevada for ammo.