Appeals Court Reinstates California Ammo Ban

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The California law mandating background checks for ammunition sales is back on despite a judge’s warning that the law is unconstitutional.

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals issued an emergency stay reinstating the law on Friday night, just one day after a federal judge declared that the law violated the Second Amendment. Under the ruling, California residents are once again barred from purchasing firearms ammunition across state lines or without a background check until the case is decided.

Chuck Michel, president and general counsel for the California Rifle and Pistol Association, which brought the suit, said he is confident that the appeals court will strike down the law after a full review.

“The State wants to block the District Court’s order allowing ammunition to be sold as it had been for a hundred years at the exact same time the value of a firearm as a self-defense tool is even more realized given these uncertain times,” Michel told the Washington Free Beacon. “We expect to be back in court this week to show that the State’s failed scare tactics are just as invalid now as they were when the District Court rejected them in the past.” – READ MORE

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