And of course it’s the far left states…
First up- Hawaii!
It appears HPD just ‘might’ have overstepped a bit…
The Honolulu-Star that covers medical marijuana news questioned how police officials apparently accessed the Hawaii State Department of Health’s database of cannabis patients to compare against the agency’s list of registered gun owners, and if the move was legal.
‘Supposedly’ that database is ‘confidential’…
Full article, HERE.
And next up- Kommiefornia…
Defender Outdoors (Texas based ammo retailer) has sent out the notice that all sales to California via the internet will cease 17 December. This is all because of Prop 63, being pushed as a ‘Safety for All’ proposition.
For the first time in California history, residents will have to go to a licensed dealer and undergo a background check when buying ammunition, says the company in a statement, pointing to the success of Proposition 63 which criminalizes the private transfer of ammo in the state.
Full article, HERE.
And the rest of the story-
Of further note, California will prohibit its residents from bringing ammunition into the state, bypassing taking delivery through a licensed dealer. Ironically, these new laws do not impact sharing ammunition in person with your friends and shooting partners…you just cannot sell it to them.
If you do sell to your buddy, do you become a felon? And what about those folks that go to Nevada or Arizona to shoot? And bring ammo they didn’t use back? Will THEY by arrested? What about competition shooters who are sponsored by ammo makers?
SO many questions…
Proposition 63 supersedes AB 962 and applies to all ammunition sales and summarized as follows:
Effective January 1, 2018
- Licensed sellers will conduct and process all ammunition sales
- Unlicensed sellers will have to conduct ammunition sales through a licensed vendor much like private party firearms transactions
- Ammunition obtained from an out-of-state seller must initially ship to a licensed ammunition vendor for delivery to the purchaser upon completion of a background check
Effective July 1, 2019
- Sellers will not sell or transfer ammunition without conducting a background check on the buyer
- California law requires ammunition sellers to record, maintain, and report to the DOJ records of ammo sales in a manner similar to that of a firearm purchase
Proposition 63 does allow ammunition sales at shooting ranges without the purchaser undergoing a background check and without a sale record provided the ammo remains inside the facility.