California – -(Ammoland.com)- On Wednesday, December 6th 2017, NRA and California Rifle & Pistol Association (CRPA) attorneys received a copy of California DOJ’s “Final Statement of Reasons” regarding the proposed regulations for the issuance of ammunition vendor licenses from the Office of Administrative Law (“OAL”). This document, which DOJ refused to provide, purports to explain the reasons DOJ seeks adoption of its proposed regulations, as well as responding to the comments it received from the public.
Back in September, NRA and CRPA attorneys submitted a letter of comment on the proposed regulations. But despite the numerous flaws, and the delay in submitting the regulations to OAL, DOJ has completely ignored those comments.
Now that the regulations have been submitted along with the Final Statement of Reasons, OAL has 30 working days to review the proposed regulations. OAL can potentially decide to act well before that deadline, as we saw with the recently adopted “assault weapon” regulations. But even if OAL acts before its deadline, California ammunition retailers will not have enough time to apply for and obtain the required ammunition vendor licenses by January 1, 2018.
In typical cavalier fashion, DOJ responded that the impact on ammunition sales will be minimal, and it doesn’t seem to care that it has utterly failed to comply with the legal ministerial duty imposed upon it by the Legislature.
NRA and CRPA attorneys are continuing to monitor the situation, and will provide members with any updates as they occur. To that end, make sure you are subscribed to NRA and CRPA email alerts. You can also visit the NRA-ILA’s California webpage at www.standandfightcalifornia.com to learn more about NRA’s efforts here in California. And visit www.crpa.org to learn about the CRPA and the CRPA Foundation.
Help Us Fight California’s Illegal and Unconstitutional Gun Laws
NRA and CRPA attorneys are currently preparing litigation challenging California’s recently enacted anti-gun laws as a result of “Gunmageddon” and Proposition 63, including the new ammunition sales restrictions. You can be a part of these lawsuits by serving as a plaintiff. If you or someone you know might be willing to be a plaintiff, please send an email to [email protected]
As NRA and CRPA continue our legal efforts in the courts and our political efforts at every level of government, we need all California gun owners standing with us. We cannot be successful without your help.
By donating today to the CRPA Foundation, and volunteering to help the fight at [email protected], you can help undo “Gunmageddon” and the anti-gun Proposition 63, and begin the process of restoring firearms freedoms and the right to choose to own a firearm to defend yourself and your family.
Upcoming “Assault Weapon” Webinars
On Tuesday, December 19, and on Thursday, December 21, NRA and CRPA will be host a two-part webinar regarding California’s recently enacted “assault weapon” restrictions. Specifically, the webinars will address options other than registration which are available to California gun owners who are now in possession of a firearm classified as an “assault weapon” under Senate Bill 880 and Assembly Bill 1135.
- To register for Part One, which will provide gun owners with information on how to lawfully build a California “compliant” rifle, click here.
- To register for Part Two, which will provide gun owners with information on how to lawfully build a California “featureless” rifle, click here.
About California Rifle & Pistol Association (CRPA):
The California Rifle & Pistol Association (CRPA), founded in 1875, is a nonprofit 501 (c)(4) membership and donor supported organization. CRPA employs full time staffers in Fullerton and Sacramento offices, works with thousands of volunteers across the state, and is controlled by an independent Board of Directors.
CRPA works relentlessly in California to defend your constitutional right to keep and bear arms. Your CRPA membership dues and donations help CRPA to fight for your right to choose to responsibly own and use firearms for hunting, sport, or to defend yourself and your family. www.crpa.org