Editors Update 04/25/2020: As we predicted the 9th Circuit just ordered a stay on this injunction. California readers we hope you got in your orders placed in time.
Judge Blocking California’s Ammunition Background Checks Opens Restocking Floodgates
California – -(AmmoLand.com)- Thursday’s ruling by a federal court judge in a case challenging California’s in-person background check requirement for ammunition purchases scheme received a preliminary injunction blocking this blatant violation of citizens rights.
“This is a devastating blow to the anti-gun-owner advocates who falsely pushed Prop 63 in the name of “safety.” In truth, red tape and state database errors made it impossible for hundreds of thousands of law-abiding Californians to purchase ammunition for sport or self-defense.” said Chuck Michel, General Counsel of the California Rifle & Pistol Association.
“The Court found that the flimsy reasons offered by the government to justify these constitutional infringements were inadequate.”
That decision has opened the door for California ammunition purchasers to jump online and buy bulk ammunition and have it shipped straight to their homes.
So now is the time for California residents to act fast before the gun grabbers receive their requested stay of this injunction. AmmoLand News readers are all too familiar with how these events play out. There’s usually a brief window, possibly a week or less [maybe hours] during which California residents can order and still receive their ammunition purchases at their homes before the state gets a stay on the directive, closing the window.
As we saw in a similar case last year where gun magazines were legal for purchase for a brief few days in April – May of 2019. Pent up demand from Californian gun owners drove retailers to work night-and-day to get gun magazine orders filled in the brief window of opportunity before the courts shut it back down. As this announcement was only released yesterday, we are now receiving reports back from major ammunition sellers that they have adjusted or are in the process of changing their cart system to open the door for California to order.
“On April 23, Judge Roger Benitez enjoined California from enforcing a state law that required background checks and banned internet sales of ammunition. Palmetto State Armory applauds the court’s decision. As a result of the injunction, Palmetto State Armory is now accepting orders for ammunition from California. A firearm without ammunition is a car without an engine. The Second Amendment protects the right to keep and bear arms, and as the judge said, that right is the “insurance policy behind the right to life.” Palmetto State Armory is proud to offer firearms and ammunition for you to protect your right to life.” said Consumer Relations Manager, Josiah McCallum.
“When news broke about a federal judge blocking California’s restrictive ammo sales law, our team of experts immediately began looking into the situation. As soon as we were satisfied it was once again legal to ship ammunition directly to California residents, we began accepting and processing ammo orders from them. We’re happy to be able to support California gun owners and firearms enthusiasts by shipping ammunition directly to them” said Roy Hill, Public Relations Specialist at Brownells.com.
While this great news for ammo shoppers, the one fly-in-the-ointment is ammunition supplies are already under pressure from the COVID scare with retailers’ inventories severely depleted for all the most popular calibers.
Still, top calibers like .223, or .9mm, or 5.56 and .380 in bulk buy 1000 packs are available if ammo buyers get out and search and are willing to pay. But some of the best pre-order money-saving ammo-deals may have to long a delay on the delivery timeline, and the problem is that California buyers, smartly, need to take delivery faster since they run the chance of their anti-gun state getting its newly requested stay on sales of ammunition.
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