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Be Prepared for California’s New Ammo Laws on Jan. 1, 2018

Fall is here and in less than four months the latest round of overreach from the state of California is coming.

On Jan. 1, 2018, as most gun owners in the state are aware, new ammo laws will come into effect.

It’s worth noting the new regulations again, as this will have a significant impact throughout the gun community, from mom and pop stores to someone just trying to purchase ammo.

The following will be incorporated into the law of the land per Laura Cromwell of Cabela’s:

  • Vendors must have Department of Justice approval to sell ammo. Current retailers with an ammo supply may stop providing ammunition altogether due to the process of getting DOJ consent. For hunters and shooters in rural areas who rely on mom-and-pop sporting goods stores, they may need to seek out a new supplier as well as plan on driving a lot farther to find the ammunition of their choice.
  • Importing ammunition— Californians must go to an ammunition vendor that has been approved by the DOJ. If a resident orders ammunition from a website, the ammo in question must be sent to an approved vendor for the consumer to pick up. Purchasing ammunition out of state and then returning to California runs the risk of carrying a misdemeanor charge of transporting ammo across state lines.
  • Transferring ammunition— For anyone who has ammunition they are looking to part with, you will need to enlist a DOJ-approved vendor to complete the transaction, same way you would transfer a firearm to a new owner.

For more about the upcoming legislation, visit http://sandiegocountygunowners.com/ or read Cromwell’s full piece at TheFirearmBlog here.

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