background checks

California’s Proposition 63 on Background Checks for Ammunition has Dramatically Reduced the number of Ammunition Sales by 92%

25 May , 2020  

California’s background checks on ammunition went into effect on July 1, 2019, and they have had a dramatic impact on ammunition purchases by law-abiding citizens and thus presumably on citizens’ ability to use guns in self-defense.

the district court also noted the system’s apparent effect on the overall volume of ammunition transactions: although California had forecast that “approximately 13 million ammunition transactions” would occur in one year, the number of background checks conducted using the two primary methods was “only 635,856” over a seven-month period.

background checks, op-ed

At National Review: California’s Ammo Background Checks Misfire

29 Apr , 2020  

Dr. John Lott’s latest piece at National Review is available here.

California’s attempts to discourage gun ownership hit a bump Thursday. U.S. District Judge Roger Benitez granted a preliminary injunction that stopped the state from enforcing its background checks on ammunition purchases. The initiative, which was spearheaded by Gavin Newsom when he was the lieutenant governor, passed in 2016 with 63 percent of the vote.