California’s ‘Disammoment’ Campaign Targets Legal Gun Owners

In Analysis by Michael Rae

California’s law requiring background checks for purchases of ammunition kicked in on July 1. Since then, according to the state attorney general, there have been 345,000 background checks. In 101 cases, the purchases were prohibited and 62,000 buyers were denied or rejected. Those 62,000 people, as it happens, were legally entitled to purchase ammunition. The rejected include off-duty sheriff’s deputies purchasing shotgun shells to hunt ducks. State officials attribute the problem to glitches and discrepancies amount state databases, but legal gun owners and law-abiding citizens have plenty of room for doubt.
Attorney Ari Freilich of the Giffords Law Center to

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