Exactly, it’s a defacto registration/ban.
The FFL’s out here charge about $25 and up for an ammo transfer. They don’t want you to buy online. You can’t bring more than a box of 50rds back from out of state anything more it’s illegal contraband. Anything over that must be transferred to licensed FFL and the $1 transfer process needs to occur aside from any other transfer fees.
Luckily I do know of some good FFL’s that support the 2nd Amendment and our community so they charge a small fee and process the FFL requirements.
The reason they say behind it is to keep unauthorized persons such as felons from having ammo access if they illegally have a firearm. The truth is a criminal mind will find a way outside the law.
So here’s another set of fangs thus gives to the CA DOJ so they think. If you purchase ammunition in a caliber you don’t have on record/dros’d you might want to expect a visit to find out why you’re purchasing ammo for a firearm you supposedly don’t have. As it’s against the law now to purchase own or posses ammunition you didn’t purchase for your own use.
I say what about conversion barrels and kits? ARs that can swap uppers/calibers? .357 can shoot .38s for example.
It’s going to be another back log for the CA DOJ. AZ is looking so much better. For now we stay and fight through GOA, FPC, and CRPA.