Sheriff’s Letter to Attorney General Becerra

For Immediate Release

Sergeant Anthony Prencipe

The following letter was sent by Sheriff D’Agostini to Attorney General Becerra today.

Last November, 2016, Proposition 63 was passed by the voters of California. Part of the new law requires that ammunition vendors obtain an Ammunition Vendor License from your office by January 1st of 2018 in order to be able to continue to sell ammunition. 

It has come to my attention from an ammunition vendor in my county that as of January 1st, 2018, he will no longer be able to receive ammunition shipments from his ammunition suppliers because he does not have an Ammunition Vendor License. He has been in contact with your Bureau of Firearms and has submitted all his applications and fees.

Unfortunately, he has been told by your Bureau of Firearms, as recently as yesterday, December 26th, 2017, that his Ammunition Vendor License has not been issued and there is no expected time when such license will be issued. Due to your offices inability to comply with this regulatory scheme, his business and his livelihood are at great risk.

I am requesting that you stay the enforcement of this law immediately and keep such stay in place until such a time that your staff can comply with the regulatory scheme set up in the law and then provide enough time for businesses to become compliant with such a scheme.

I would also request, through a media release for expediency, that you advice all such businesses in the state and also all ammunition suppliers of such stay so all can remain in business.

With Urgency,

John D’Agostini

El Dorado County

Sheriff~ Coroner~ Public Administer”