Ammo sales jump in California ahead of new law

(Visalia Times-Delta) In anticipation of new laws, gun owners are stuffing their stockings with ammunition this holiday season.

With less than two weeks before the new year and new ammunition and gun laws on the horizon, ammunition retailers are experiencing an increase in business.

“People are stockpiling ammo due to upcoming laws,” said Sean McFarlan, owner of Exeter Shooting Sports. “Ammo sales are definitely up in the last two months with people buying larger quantities per visit.”

Under Proposition 63, all ammunition must be purchased through a face-to-face sale with a licensed vendor in the state. The proposition will eventually require people wanting to purchase ammo to pass a background check. Lawmakers have said background checks will be required by July 2019.



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