Firearms and ammunition sales initiative, Prop 63, passes

FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- California voters passed Proposition 63 Tuesday, placing new gun and ammunition regulations within the state, the Associated Press reports.

According to the Official California Voter Information Guide, the initiative "requires background check and Department of Justice authorization to purchase ammunition" and, "prohibits possession of large-capacity ammunition magazines."

The proposition also "establishes procedures for enforcing laws prohibiting firearm possession by specified persons" and "requires Department of Justice's participation in federal National Instant Criminal Background Check System," per the Official California Voter Information Guide.

The guide also states that the fiscal impact of Prop 63 would be "increased state and local court and law enforcement costs, potentially in the tens of millions of dollars annually, related to a new court process for removing firearms from prohibited persons after they are convicted."

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