A federal appeals court reinstated a California background-check requirement for ammunition purchases. The decision followed a previous ruling that had deemed the law unconstitutional and a violation of the Second Amendment.
U.S. District Judge Roger Benitez in San Diego called the regulations “onerous and convoluted,” according to a report by Fox News, but the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco disagreed and granted the state’s request to stay the order, as reported by the National Rifle Association (NRA).
“This means that the same restrictions that have been previously in effect regarding ammunition in California are back for the time being,” the NRA said in a statement.
California became the first state in the U.S. to require background checks for ammunition purchases in July 2019, prompting a 300 percent surge in ammunition sales prior to the order taking effect.
WIBC’s Tony Katz commented on the ruling Monday morning. Click below to hear his full commentary.