Yesterday was a great day for the Second Amendment and all citizens of the United States. Your right to purchase ammunition is not checked at the door when entering the Golden State. As a recent transplant, I was appalled when I heard about this scheme and have been watching these cases like a hawk. After learning that residents of California will no longer be subject to a baseless accusation of guilt until judged by a corrupt state of being innocent yesterday, I decided to help out gun owners in California. So, here is a list of online retailers who will as of today ( 2/1/24) ship ammunition to California.
If you’re ordering ammo in California :
- Ammunition Depot
- Palmetto State Armory
- Outdoor Limited LLC
- Sportsman’s Warehouse
- Sportsman’s Guide
“ It is Senate Bill 1235’s requirement of a background check for every purchase that is challenged here. Why the egislature eliminated the voter-approved 4-year permit system in favor of an everypurchase background check scheme is not apparent. Without prejudging the discarded 4-year permit system envisioned by the voters of California, such a system would clearly be a more reasonable constitutional approach than the current scheme.
Today, a person may choose to submit to a full credit check to buy an automobile. But he is not required to pass the same credit check every time he needs to refill his car with gas or recharge his battery at a charging station. And the Constitution does not mention a right to own automobiles (or carriages or horses). Similarly, when a person chooses to buy a firearm, he is required to undergo a full background check. However, until now, he was not required to also go through a background check every time he needs to refill his gun with ammunition. And the Bill of Rights commands that the right to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed. With the recently enacted ammunition background check laws, gun owners in California undergo background checks more than one million times each year simply to buy ammunition. They are not allowed to buy ammunition from out-of-state vendors and have it delivered to their homes. They are not allowed to buy ammunition in Arizona or Nevada and bring it with them back into California. Though they are citizens entitled to enjoy all of the constitutional rights, Californians are denied the Second Amendment right to buy ammunition for self-defense at least 11% of the time because of problems with the background check system.”
“The ammunition background checks laws have no historical pedigree and operate in such a way that they violate the Second Amendment right of citizens to keep and bear arms. The anti-importation components violate the dormant Commerce Clause and to the extent applicable to individuals travelling into California are preempted by 18 U.S.C. § 926A. Perhaps the simpler, 4-year and $50 ammunition purchase permit approved by the voters in Proposition 63, would have fared better. Accordingly, the Court permanently enjoins the State of California from enforcing the ammunition sales background check provisions found in California Penal Code (Penal Codes) and the ammunition anti-importation provisions found Criminal enforcement of California Penal Code by the Attorney General and all other law enforcement defendants is permanently enjoined.”
- US District Court Judge Benetiz
I personally called and verified each member of this list of online retailers that ship ammunition to California. Noticeably absent from this list of places to order ammo that ship to California are Bass Pro Shops, Cabela’s and Midway USA. All of which plea to the higher power of “Our Legal Team is looking at this matter.”
Please use the listed retailers above who have decided to Support you, support the Second Amendment, and Support Freedom. If you’re ordering ammo in California, please keep in mind this is a rapidly evolving case and will likely be appealed to the 9th Circuit Court so your timing is crucial. Also please support the 2A organizations that help fight the good fight daily.