California Code, Penal Code - PEN § 30385

(a) The Department of Justice is authorized to issue ammunition vendor licenses pursuant to this article.  The department shall, commencing July 1, 2017, commence accepting applications for ammunition vendor licenses.  If an application is denied, the department shall inform the applicant of the reason for denial in writing.

(b) The ammunition vendor license shall be issued in a form prescribed by the department and shall be valid for a period of one year.  The department may adopt regulations to administer the application and enforcement provisions of this article.  The license shall allow the licensee to sell ammunition at the location specified in the license or at a gun show or event as set forth in Section 30348 .

(c)(1) In the case of an entity other than a natural person, the department shall issue the license to the entity, but shall require a responsible person to pass the background check pursuant to Section 30395 .

(2) For purposes of this article, “responsible person” means a person having the power to direct the management, policies, and practices of the entity as it pertains to ammunition.

(d) Commencing January 1, 2018, a firearms dealer licensed pursuant to Sections 26700 to 26915 , inclusive, shall automatically be deemed a licensed ammunition vendor, provided the dealer complies with the requirements of Article 2 (commencing with Section 30300 ) and Article 3 (commencing with Section 30342 ).

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