“People are scared to death that their Second Amendment rights will be destroyed by this bill,” says Matthew Park, at Get-R-Gun in Santa Maria about Proposition 63.
He is against the measure that would force people to get background checks in order to buy ammunition.
“It’s completely unconstitutional,” he says.
“I think it’s a total infringement on our right for privacy and I don’t think it should be something questioned or tracked,” says Clinton Lund.
He is also against Prop 63. He says it will force people to find other ways to buy the ammo.
“If anything it’s going to keep ammunition and firearms out of law abiding citizens’ hands and create areas for people to manufacture it on their own,” he says.
Park says ammo has been flying off of the shelves at the store.
He says people have been buying it in bulk, fearing that if Prop 63 passes, they will have to jump through more legal hoops to purchase it.
“They have skyrocketed in our store right now we don’t have a single round of AR 15 ammo because its been bought out,” says Park.
The prop also requires people to inform law enforcement if their guns have been lost or stolen.
Some say it will help remove illegal guns off of the streets.
In a statement the Coalition Against Gun Violence says: “Prop 63 Initiative can only be overturned by another initiative or by 55% vote in the Legislature. So, Prop 63 will make these regulations more permanent. It sets up a more restrictive ammunition background check regiment. It establishes a new protocol for confiscating guns from convicts who loose the right to own firearms,” says Toni Wellen, a spokesperson for the group.
If passed it will go into effect in January 2018.