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California Department of Justice Releases First Set of Proposed Ammunition Sales Regulations

Friday, December 14, 2018

California Department of Justice Releases First Set of Proposed Ammunition Sales Regulations


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:


Jessie Romine

Bureau of Firearms

Division of Law Enforcement

Department of Justice

P.O. Box 160487

Sacramento, CA 95816-0487

Phone: (916) 227-4217

Email: Ammoregs@doj.ca.gov


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.


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