Attorney General Bonta Issues Statement on Court Order Allowing Enforcement of Ammunition Laws During Appeal in Rhode v. Bonta

Tuesday, February 6, 2024
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OAKLAND — California Attorney General Rob Bonta today issued the following announcement regarding the latest update in Rhode v. Bonta:

“California has regained a crucial tool in the fight against gun violence, as the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals granted our motion to stay the district court's injunction against enforcement of our ammunition background check laws,” said Attorney General Bonta. “California’s life-saving ammunition laws will remain in effect as we continue to defend them in court. With the proliferation of self-assembled, fully-functional, and unserialized 'ghost guns', these ammunition laws serve as a backstop to the use of firearms by prohibited persons. We have a long fight ahead, but today, we can breathe a bit easier knowing that our ammunition laws remain enforceable while we make our case in court and continue to defend laws that guard against gun violence in California.”

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