Starting tomorrow, anyone buying ammunition in California will have to undergo a background check.
“We’ve had a few people who have purchased in excess of 10,000 rounds,” he said. “That’s a lot for one person.”
Ammo sales have also tripled in the past week compared with a normal week at West Coast Ammo in Temecula, Calif., said owner Jason Griffith.
Gov. Gavin Newsom championed the new ammunition restrictions, which passed as part of a ballot initiative in 2016, when he was lieutenant governor.
“Unless a gun is used as a blunt instrument, a gun is not particularly dangerous,” Mr. Newsom, a Democrat, said at a news conference June 24. “A gun requires a dangerous component and that’s ammunition.”