(The Hill) California will require background checks for all gun ammunition purchases after a new law went into effect this week.
California has some of the strictest gun laws in the country, but state leaders hope the new rule will decrease violence even more so by cracking down at the root of the problem, according to The Associated Press.
“At the end of the day, it is a perverse fact: Guns don’t kill people. Unless a gun is used as a blunt instrument, a gun is not particularly dangerous,” Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) said Monday, according to Fox 40. “A gun requires a dangerous component and that’s ammunition.”
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