Need a REAL ID to buy guns and ammo? California lawmakers move in that direction

California

As ammunition and gun restrictions take effect this summer, a California state assemblyman says the California Department of Justice is set to implement strict new rules to further regulations for gun owners.

Assemblyman Jim Patterson posted on Facebook Wednesday that under a proposed emergency regulation, a REAL ID will be necessary to purchase guns and ammo beginning July 1.

“People who opt to not get a REAL ID and instead have a ‘federal limits apply’ license, must provide additional documentation proving legal presence, like a U.S. passport, to buy a firearm or ammunition,” Patterson said in the post.

Another law going into effect July 1, requires a spot background check for all ammo purchases, with a $1 surcharge.

The National Rifle Association is speaking out against the possible regulation, asking for gun owners and those who do not support the regulation to submit public comments.

Public comment on the proposed regulations can be emailed to both EmergencyRegs@doj.ca.gov and staff@oal.ca.gov.

To read the rest of Patterson’s post, click here.

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