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Judge blocks California law that requires background checks for ammunition purchases

April 24, 2020

  Over the last several years we have seen frustrated gun-grabbers open up a second front in their war on the Constitution. Because their attack on the second amendment has not been as successful as they hoped they decided to focus on ammunition. It makes sense, if you cannot get the guns out of the hands of the citizens then make it so the guns are useless by taking away the ammunition.

  Back in 2016 California passed a law requiring background checks for all ammunition purchases. The intent was obviously to make it too onerous for lawful gun owners to purchase ammunition, as well as clogging up and slowing down the system frustrating lawful gun owners into submission.

  This law was challenged in court and today a Federal Judge blocked the law, here is more:

A federal judge Thursday blocked background checks for ammunition buyers in California, calling the state’s law on the matter “onerous and convoluted.”

San Diego-based U.S. District Judge Roger Benitez granted a preliminary injunction against the rule after plaintiffs, including the California Rifle and Pistol Association and six-time Olympic medalist skeet shooter Kim Rhode, sued the state.

“California’s new ammunition background check law misfires, and the Second Amendment rights of California citizens have been gravely injured,” he wrote. “In this action, Plaintiffs seek a preliminary injunction enjoining California’s onerous and convoluted new laws requiring ammunition purchase background checks and implementing ammunition anti-importation laws.”

The judge argued that the checks hurt legal ammo buyers while doing little to prevent criminals from obtaining firepower. “Criminals, tyrants and terrorists don’t do background checks,” Benitez wrote.

  I would be shocked if California does not appeal the decision but at least for now this is a victory and right about now I will take any victory we can get.

malo periculosam libertatem quam quietum servitium

10 Comments leave one →
  1. Bruce Booher permalink
    April 24, 2020 7:24 pm

    Sleazeball Gov. Pretty Boy won’t let this go. The stay won’t last for long.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Dr. Jeff permalink
    April 24, 2020 7:35 pm

    That is the same Judge Benitez who slapped a hard injunction on the California magazine ban. He made it so air tight that even the 9th Circuit Court upheld the decision.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. peter3nj permalink
    April 24, 2020 8:03 pm

    Surely the rat fink governor has a pen and a phone so…..

    Liked by 1 person

  4. April 24, 2020 8:24 pm

    Fortunately the 9th is almost 50 -50 no longer the bastion of Progressivism,,,, any luck we will get some of our own to hear the case when challenged… Good one.

    Liked by 1 person

    • April 25, 2020 7:16 am

      This is one thing the President has accomplished that has largely gone unnoticed but he has done a great job remaking the lower courts.

      Liked by 2 people

  5. MaddMedic permalink
    April 24, 2020 9:36 pm

    Commonsense breaks out in California??

    Liked by 2 people

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