Article from The Hill by Owen Daugherty.

Gun owners in California are stocking up on ammunition as the state’s new law requiring background checks to purchase ammo takes effect.

The new law, which goes into effect Monday, makes California the first state in the country to require background checks for ammo purchases. In the week ahead of the law’s implementation, gun owners were flocking to stores to buy ammo, according to USA Today.

Under the new law, all ammo sales must take place in person, even if the initial purchase was made online, individuals will have to come in and pick up the ammo in-store.

If a gun owner is already in the state’s registry and cleared with a background check, they will only pay a $1 processing fee each time they go to buy ammo to run the background check as a “spot check” to ensure there are no new criminal convictions or mental health red flags.

Read the entire article at The Hill.

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