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California: NRA and CRPA Submit Opposition to DOJ’s Proposed “Emergency” Regulations Requiring Federally Compliant IDs for Firearm and Ammunition Transactions

Thursday, June 20, 2019

California: NRA and CRPA Submit Opposition to DOJ’s Proposed “Emergency” Regulations Requiring Federally Compliant IDs for Firearm and Ammunition Transactions

As reported earlier, the California Department of Justice recently proposed “emergency” regulations that, if adopted, would require federally compliant IDs whenever attempting to purchase a firearm and, beginning July 1, 2019, any ammunition in the state of California. In response, NRA and CRPA have today submitted a comprehensive opposition letter highlighting the many flaws with DOJ’s proposal. 

As stated in NRA and CRPA’s comment letter, The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives have expressly stated that federally complaint IDs are not required for firearm transactions. The letter also highlights how both California and federal law directly conflict with DOJ’s proposal. What’s more, DOJ’s “Findings of Emergency” are based on nothing more than speculation and therefore insufficient to justify any emergency regulations. 

Members should know that there is still time to submit comments on DOJ’s proposal. We encourage all our members to do so. Any comments must be submitted in writing, contain a notation that the comment is for consideration by California’s Office of Administrative Law (“OAL”), identify the topic of the emergency regulations, and be submitted simultaneously to both DOJ and OAL. You can send your comments either via mail or email using the following information

Identification Requirements for Firearms and Ammunition Eligibility Checks

 

Department of Justice                                     Office of Administrative Law

Bureau of Firearms                                         300 Capitol Mall, Suite 1250

Attn: Jacqueline Dosch                                   Sacramento, CA 95814

P.O. Box 160487                                              staff@oal.ca.gov 

Sacramento, CA 95816

Emergencyregs@doj.ca.gov

 

Any comments should be submitted no later than June 21, 2019. 

Continue to check your inbox and the California Stand and Fight webpage for updates on issues impacting your Second Amendment rights and hunting heritage in California.  

 

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