Californians: make sure you are aware of the new AB962 ammo ban

    I should have blogged about this last year to ensure the Californian readers are aware of it, but I completely forgot about it in the holiday season madness. I was reminded about the California AB962 “ammo ban” when reading the latest newsletter from online ammo retailer (The Firearm Blog’s sponsor).

    Note: The below text is copy & pasted from the newsletter which is a few days old (so you have less than 27 days) …

    As everyone probably knows by now, the legislature of the People’s Republic of California passed a restrictive bill in October of 2009 called AB 962. AB 962 attacks the heart of 2nd Amendment rights by cutting off or severely restricting the circulation of ammunition to the freedom loving people of California. Unfortunately, the Governator signed it into law!

    What does this mean to you? If you live in California, it means that in 27 days:

    You will not be permitted to directly receive shipments of certain ammunition by common carrier (UPS/FedEx). This means no more internet orders!

    If you want to purchase certain ammunition, you will have to provide a thumbprint and description of the ammunition purchased as well as present a photo ID.

    The restricted ammunition (including popular calibers like 9mm, 45 ACP, 40 S&W, 380 Auto, 38 Special, 357 Mag, etc) will most likely be very hard to find or more expensive.

    If you don’t live in California, be thankful….. for now. But forward this email to everyone you know in California.

    Summary: Stock up while you can find it and afford it and store as much as you can in ammo cans.

    The owners of LuckyGunner have been good to me and to the blog, so if you are in California and need to stock up ammunition, please check out their prices. It will be the last time you will be able to buy from them, or at least until AB 962 is overturned.

    Steve Johnson

    I founded TFB in 2007 and over 10 years worked tirelessly, with the help of my team, to build it up into the largest gun blog online. I retired as Editor in Chief in 2017. During my decade at TFB I was fortunate to work with the most amazing talented writers and genuinely good people!