(RightWing.org) – The Second Amendment has been under constant attack recently. This is especially true in states like California and Virginia where Democratic lawmakers aim to radically change Americans’ rights to bear arms.
All that changed on Thursday, April 23, as gun rights advocates celebrated a major win. US District Judge Roger Benitez ruled in favor of the California Rifle & Pistol Association, issuing an injunction against a law requiring gun owners to have a background check each and every time they buy ammunition.
Judge blocks new California law requiring background checks for people buying ammunition https://t.co/Jwa1ZANwkh
— Daily Mail US (@DailyMail) April 24, 2020
Judge Benitez said background checks to buy ammunition violated the Second Amendment and did nothing to stop criminals from possessing firearms. According to him, the regulations were “onerous and convoluted,” adding that background checks burden the rights of responsible gun owners who want to legally buy ammunition.
In another point, the judge also said that banning the importation of ammunition from other states violates federal interstate commerce laws.
While other states require one-time background checks before purchasing firearms or getting a firearms and ammunition license, California became the first state to require a background check for every ammunition purchase. The law, known as Proposition 63, passed in 2016 and took effect in July 2019. From the beginning, gun advocates argued the law would only make it harder for law-abiding citizens while having no effect on criminals.
It appears a US District Judge agrees.
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