California: Ammunition Background Check Takes Effect July 1

In Case you Missed it Check out the Archived NRA and CRPA Webinar on the Ammo Background Check

On Monday, July 1, California’s Ammunition Background Check Requirement law takes effect. Originally enacted in 2016 as part of Proposition 63 and Senate Bill 1235, the new ammunition background check requirements will generally require anyone purchasing or receiving ammunition at a firearms dealer or ammunition vendor to first undergo a background check prior to receiving any ammunition. Exactly how the background check is conducted will depend on the individual purchasing or receiving the ammunition.

On June 26, the NRA and CRPA hosted a free live webinar to discuss all of the upcoming ammunition background check requirements scheduled to take effect on July 1. If you missed the live webinar, please click here to view the archived copy.

In the meantime, NRA and CRPA have prepared several informative tools to help members understand all the new requirements. To access these tools, be sure to visit CRPA’s website at Please click here for a pdf copy of the below flowchart.


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