https://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea...un-law-expands-background-checks-14065231.php The new system, which was pushed by then-Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, essentially treats purchasing bullets like purchasing a firearm, according to its backers. Here’s how it works: Most people purchasing ammunition who own a legal firearm on record will present their ID to a licensed vendor and pay $1. Those who aren’t in the system will pay a $19 background-check fee, which may trigger a waiting period of a few days and will allow them to make a single ammunition purchase within 30 days. The California Department of Justice’s automated system will match the individual with a list of registered gun owners, as well as its Automated Firearms System database, which flags whether the buyer has been banned from possessing guns. In addition to performing the background check, vendors as of Monday also are required to share their point-of-sale information with the state Justice Department, which will store it in a tracking system and cross-reference the list with one of prohibited possessors. Wow. Our Founding Fathers must be spinning in their graves.