State Sees Massive Surge In Ammo Sales Ahead of New Law

Ashley (Kimber)

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California gun owners (Yes- they exist, and I salute you folks. It’s not easy.) are apparently stockpiling before a new ammo law goes into effect on July 1st.

“From San Bernardino to Ventura to Poway, too many Californians have already died from gun violence,” Newsom said last week. “I championed Prop. 63 because it is beyond time that we take common sense actions such as these to keep deadly ammo out of the wrong hands and protect our communities.”

Yup. Because clearly gun laws always work the way they’re supposed to.

The law will simply force buyers to get their ammo face-to-face from licensed dealers, as opposed to ordering it on the internet.

According to Fox News: 

Advocates of the measure see it as a way to close loopholes on gun laws that focus on firearms rather than ammo. Proponents, however, believe Prop 63 unfairly punishes law-abiding gun owners.

My take is it forces gun owners to pay more for ammo. You can get better deals online. I’d be upset, for sure.

People clearly are, and they’re STOCKPILING!

The law’s tough restrictions have prompted gun owners to stock up on ammo. OC Guns store owner Scott Bodkin, who was cited by the Los Angeles Times, said his sales have doubled in recent weeks.

“People are gearing up for it,” he said of the new law. “They are buying a lot. They don’t like it. It’s just another typical California deterrent to make things tougher for gun owners.”

Mike Hein, another Orange County-based gun shop owner, told The Times that sales have increased more than 10% in recent months, with some customers buying as much as 1,000 rounds at a time.

“People are starting to stock up. We stocked up on ammunition,” he said. “Most people know about the deadline. “They are running scared. They are pissed off.”

Understandably so.

Just another instance of Communist California encroaching on their residents’ freedoms.

I don’t know how people stand it.