Proposition 63 became law January 1, 2018. The Proposition implements a
process for the relinquishment of firearms by certain persons. Persons
convicted of firearm prohibiting crimes such as
misdemeanors involving violence, domestic abuse or illegal weapons use must provide
proof that they sold or transferred their firearms within specified time
periods after conviction. Probation officers and the Courts must verify
that the defendant complied with this requirement.
Ammunition sales must be processed through a licensed ammunition vendor
in a manner similar to a private party firearms transaction and ammunition
obtained over the Internet or from out of state must be initially shipped
to a licensed ammunition vendor for physical delivery to the purchaser
pursuant to a background check. Therefore online or catalogue ammunition
purchases will need to be shipped to a licensed vendor for transaction
instead of having ammunition sent directly to the home.
The license requirement apply to individuals who sell more than 500 rounds
of ammunition in a month. Those vendors must obtain an ammunition vendor
license and conduct ammunition sales only at specified business locations.
Gun dealers must obtain a Department of Justice certificate of eligibility
from employees who handle ammunition verifying that they passed a background check.
Do you have more questions about how these new gun laws might affect you? Contact our San Jose criminal defense lawyer
to find out how we can help you today.