Proposition 63: Firearms. Ammunition Sales. “Safety for All Act of 2016”

  • Sale and purchase of ammunition.

Beginning on January 1, 2019, anyone who wishes to purchase ammunition in the state must first pass a background check and obtain authorization by the California Department of Justice. The purchaser’s name will then be added to a centralized list of authorized ammunition purchasers. When purchasing ammunition, the buyer must present verified ID to the ammunition vendor (see below), who then compares the purchaser’s authorization number to the list. If the individual is not on the list, the vendor must deny the sale.

Beginning on January 1, 2018, all sales or transfers of ammunition must be made through a properly licensed ammunition vendor. Anyone selling or otherwise transferring possession of ammunition without proper license, or selling or otherwise transferring possession of ammunition to another person who is known (or should reasonably be known) to be without authorization to possess ammunition, will be subject to imprisonment for up to one year, a fine of up to $1000, or both.

If you live in the State of California and need to purchase ammunition be sure to place your online orders prior to 1 January 2018.

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