What California Gun-Rights Advocates Plan to Do About Those Gun-Control Measures

California voters chose to restrict gun rights last November. They passed Prop. 63, which requires residents to submit to background checks to buy ammunition and magazines, ammunition sellers to obtain a license, and other restrictions.

The state’s Department of Justice issued but recently withdrew other gun-control regulations.

The Washington Times reported that gun-control opponents plan to file lawsuits challenging the new laws.

The laws will institute requirements such as reporting of lost firearms, require background checks for ammunition purchases, and ban ownership of magazines that hold more than 10 rounds of ammunition. Some regulations already have taken effect, and the implementation of others is staggered through 2019.

“It’s difficult to say whether we will be able to get some relief before the laws takes effect,” said Chuck Michel, a Second Amendment lawyer representing the National Rifle Association and the California Rifle and Pistol Association in the pending lawsuits.

“We are trying to do them as quickly as we can, but you have to do it in a way that doesn’t get you thrown out of because it’s not timely,” he said.

The attorney said the public didn’t get to provide input on the regulations.

Some gun-rights proponents took to the streets to protest against the laws.

“We’re tired of California lawmakers trampling on our gun rights,” march organizer Jacob Shockley said. “Too many rules regulations laws that don’t make sense.”

Apparently, none of the marchers broke windows, damaged cars, overturned trash cans, or assaulted people who disagree with them.

Photo credit: By Marcin Wichary from San Francisco, U.S.A. – Welcome to America, CC BY 2.0, Link

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