Today, the California Department of Justice released the first in a series of regulatory proposals regarding the mandatory background check process when purchasing ammunition, which is scheduled to take effect on July 1, 2019. A direct result of the enactment of both Proposition 63 and Senate Bill No. 1235, the proposed regulations address basic regulatory definitions and the required information to be submitted when purchasing ammunition in California. Additional regulations are expected to be proposed in the coming months.
NRA and CRPA attorneys are currently reviewing the proposal and will be providing additional information to our members shortly.
In the meantime, we encourage our members to participate in the regulatory process and submit comments on the proposal. According to DOJ’s posted notice, there will be two public hearings allowing both oral and written comments which will be held at the following dates, times and locations:
January 29, 2019, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Ronald Reagan State Building
300 S. Spring Street
Los Angeles, CA 90013
January 31, 2019, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Resources Building Auditorium
1416 9th Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
In addition to these public hearings, members may also submit written comments no later than 5:00 PM on January 31, 2019, to the following address:
Bureau of Firearms
Division of Law Enforcement
Department of Justice
P.O. Box 160487
Sacramento, CA 95816-0487
Phone: (916) 227-4217
Continue to check your inbox and the California Stand and Fight web page for updates on issues impacting your Second Amendment rights and hunting heritage in California.