CRPA Alert: CRPA Fights Back Against DOJ’s “Emergency” Ammo Regs

June 20, 2019

NRA and CRPA Submit Opposition to DOJ’s Proposed “Emergency” Regulations Requiring Federally Compliant IDs for Firearm and Ammunition Transactions


As reported earlier, the California Department of Justice recently proposed “emergency” regulations that, if adopted, would require federally compliant IDs whenever attempting to purchase a firearm and, beginning July 1, 2019, any ammunition in the state of California. In response, NRA and CRPA have today submitted a comprehensive opposition letter highlighting the many flaws with DOJ’s proposal.


As stated in NRA and CRPA’s comment letter, The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives have expressly stated that federally complaint ID’s are not required for firearm transactions. The letter also highlights how both California and Federal law directly conflict with DOJ’s proposal. What’s more, DOJ’s “Findings of Emergency” are based on nothing more than speculation and therefore insufficient to justify any emergency regulations.


Members should know that there is still time to submit comments on DOJ’s proposal. We encourage all our members to do so. Any comments must be submitted in writing, contain a notation that the comment is for consideration by California’s Office of Administrative Law (“OAL”), identify the topic of the emergency regulations, and be submitted simultaneously to both DOJ and OAL. You can send your comments either via mail or email using the following information:


Identification Requirements for Firearms and Ammunition Eligibility Checks


Department of Justice                                                 Office of Administrative Law

Bureau of Firearms                                                     300 Capitol Mall, Suite 1250

Attn: Jacqueline Dosch                                               Sacramento, CA 95814

P.O. Box 160487                                                        staff@oal.ca.gov

Sacramento, CA 95816



Any comments should be submitted no later than June 21, 2019.


NRA and CRPA are currently monitoring the status of DOJ’s proposed “emergency” regulations. In the meantime, make sure you are subscribed to NRA and CRPA email alerts to stay informed on these and other important firearm related issues facing California gun owners by visiting the NRA-ILA California dedicated webpage at https://www.nraila.org/campaigns/california/stand-and-fight-california/ and the CRPA webpage at https://crpa.org/.

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