Ammunition sales surge before background checks enforced in California

The new background check will go into effect July 1, 2019.
1:57 | 06/20/19

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At warrior one guns and ammo in Riverside the owners says these shelves would typically be filled with ammunition. Not lately though when background checks on ammo purchases right around the corner. Bullets are flying off the shelves go ahead yes Steve sim Barrow was here to buy ammo today so much as his. You know I saw stuff out of stuff she had a limited now we'll keep him by customers are purchasing. Because they don't want a deal. I'm the debt honestly do. With this BS Norris Sweden is the owner of this store and he wonders if people are denied. What's to stop them from buying ammo elsewhere what is entirely gonna happen from you going to cross state lines and pick it up from somewhere else sweeting got this notice from the state Department of Justice a couple of weeks ago it says he's going to have to have a laptop a predator a stripe reader which he has. And starting July 1 he'll have full access to the system. But how it's gonna work. Doesn't say Sean Brady is an attorney for the California rifle and pistol association. After all the gun control laws that California residents have to comply with. Go through a background check to acquire firearm. Wait ten days to pick up that firearm pay fifty dollars in fees further background check in that that the tests that they have to pass in order to get it. Now they have to go through the additional group of acquiring. You know they're they're ammo in a way it's almost as an shoes and if not more so than a firearm. We reached out to the state Department of Justice for clarification but so far we have not heard back what we can tell you is folks who want to buy ammo are going to have to provide information. That information will be sent electronically to a state database. And the personal have to pay a fee of up to a dollar. But what happens then what happens if they're denied. We still don't know in Riverside rob MacMillan ABC seven Eyewitness News.

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