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Rhode v. Becerra - challenge to CA background check to buy ammo

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#1 Euler


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Posted 26 July 2019 - 06:14 AM

I think I've seen some posts, but not a thread on just this case. The case was filed last year, but the law went into effect July 1 this year, so CRPA filed an injunction to block its enforcement earlier this week.

USA Today

Several gun rights advocates are suing to block a new California law that requires additional background checks ahead of ammunition purchases, calling it a violation of Second Amendment rights.

The preliminary injunction, filed by the California Rifle and Pistol Association on Monday in a federal court in San Diego, names Kim Rhode, an Olympic shooter and National Rifle Association board member, as its lead plaintiff.
The new law requires anyone who purchases ammunition in California to undergo a background check, at a cost of $1, with every purchase. Those who don't already have their information in the Department of Justice's system for these point-of-sale screenings will have to pay up to $20 for an initial screening.

The law also requires that all ammo purchases take place in person. Even online orders must be delivered to a licensed vendor for customer pick-up.

The welfare of the people in particular has always been the alibi of tyrants, and it provides the further advantage of giving the servants of tyranny a good conscience.

- Albert Camus, Resistance, Rebellion, and Death, 1960.

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