California and Ammo purchases..

Discussion in 'Politics Of Hunting And Guns (NOT General Politics' started by Rustystud, Oct 12, 2009.

  1. Rustystud

    Rustystud Well-Known Member

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    Looks like California has a new law requiring a signature and thumb print in order to purchase handgun ammo.

    Nat Lambeth
     
  2. jmason

    jmason Well-Known Member

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    Did this actually get signed into law?
     

  3. jmason

    jmason Well-Known Member

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    What does this law do for internet sales? Are CA residents not allowed to mail order ammo? That article just references sales in CA stores.
     
  4. NomadPilot

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    The law doesn't specify, but online sales inherently couldn't comply with the requirements (thumbprint, etc). It's a de facto online sales ban, which might be the strongest challenge available to them.
     
  5. guns_and_labs

    guns_and_labs Well-Known Member

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    It includes a specific ban on internet/mail-order sales.

    But it also probably violates a number of federal statutes, and the lawsuits are already lined up at the courthouse.
     
  6. NomadPilot

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    Hm. I read it didn't. Well maybe that'll help the challengers then.
     
  7. guns_and_labs

    guns_and_labs Well-Known Member

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    From the enrolled text:

    The best attack on this, according to some, is that the state law is preempted by the federal laws on transport of ammunition by common carriers.

    Also, a law to repeal it has already been introduced.