CRPA ALERT: Injunction Filed to Stop California Ammunition Sales Restrictions

Injunction Filed to Stop

California Ammunition Sales restrictions


On Monday, July 22, CRPA with support of NRA filed a motion requesting an injunction against enforcement of California’s recently implemented ammunition laws. The injunction is part of the case Rhode v. Becerra, filed in April of 2018, where lead Plaintiff and gold medal Olympian shooter Kim Rhode and other Plaintiffs have asked the court to halt enforcement after a dubious roll out of the new law on July 1st. 


             The entire system has been shown to be an unconstitutionally excessive burden on law-abiding gun owners with little to no law enforcement value. California ammunition retailers were given little if any guidance from the state explaining the procedures for processing ammunition sales, amounting to mass confusion throughout the state. 


If the court grants the Plaintiffs’ request, it will prohibit California from enforcing its ammunition sales restrictions while the Rhode case is fully litigated. A hearing on the Plaintiffs’ request is currently scheduled for August 19. A decision is expected sometime thereafter.


NRA and CRPA thank Able’s Ammo of Huntsville, Texas, and Ammunition Depot of Boca Raton, Florida, for their continued support of the Rhode lawsuit and support in filing the request for an injunction. NRA and CRPA would also like to thank the countless individuals and businesses who reached out, as well as the following California ammunition retailers who supported Monday’s filing by providing declarations regarding the effect California’s ammunition sales restrictions have had on their businesses:


Turner’s Outdoorsman (27 state-wide locations)

LAX Ammunition OC (Huntington Beach)

Norco Armory (Norco)

Foothill Ammo (Shingle Springs)

Guns, Fishing and Other Stuff (Vacaville)

Royal Loan (San Diego)

Mosquito Creek Outfitters (Placerville)

Discount Gun Mart (San Diego and Santee)


Continue to check your inbox and the California Stand and Fight webpage for updates on the Rhode​ case as well as other issues impacting your Second Amendment rights and hunting heritage in California.  ​ 


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  • Thanks for the hard work and for protecting our rights. I also want to thank the retailers for their declarations

  • Not being able to buy ammo because your gun was handed down for family members thats not registered is a crock of ….! It’s no one’s business what I own. This law is only hurting us law bidding citizens.

  • ccw holder, did a background check got it aprroved checked online showed them approved went to a walmart and bass pro. because when they looked it up denied/reject. Need a liberal to buy me some ammo. SMH

    Bad guy can buy ammo but we cant.

  • Couldn’t buy ammo from Walmart 2636 on 7/28. Employee Bob couldn’t get DROS to appear in system after he had to manually enter in my data because the system claimed that my real if wasn’t valid. What can I do?

  • I tried to purchase today for the first time since the ammo law went into effect. I went to Wal-Mart and was told they were not selling ammo today because they could not connect to the system.

  • Unsure where to post. Sat morning went to buy ammo. After the Walmart manager got through reading the instructions he asked for my ID.
    Since it did not have the golden bear, I was rejected. I told him that my license did not have any restrictions.
    After leaving I went to a Turners and Ammo bros and got ammo.

  • Why is it that any liberal that wants to stop a law or policy, gets and immediate stay and injunction before the law or policy ever takes affect? Yet 2nd issues take forever to be ruled on and even judicial decisions are immediately over turned by some other liberal judge.

  • I went to a recent gun show in NV and there were two vendors that are based in California selling ammunition there. It does not make sense that a California resident cannot buy ammo from these California based dealers just because they are selling ammunition in Nevada. There are retail stores that have locations in California as well as neighboring states. The ammunition in these retail stores in neighboring states are not any different than the same retail stores in California. Speaking of gun shows, retail stores, gun stores, etc.; it does not make sense that I have to pay for additional $1 checks when one visits multiple locations of the same retail store, multiple vendors at the same show, etc. Thank you and keep up the fight.

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