CalGuns, others, sue against Calif. ammunition law
Complaint here, in pdf. The new California statute requires handgun ammunition to be sold face-to-face, with ID from the purchaser, and delivered at his address to himself and no one else.
Plaintiffs challenge this as violating the Federal Aviation Admin. Authorization Act of 1994, which pre-empted State regulation of interstate carriers' prices, routes, and services. The Federal standards do not require packages of ammunition to be marked as such, let alone impose the California requirements. Plaintiffs argue that the California statute would require carriers to determine which packages contain ammunition, and to deliver in accord with its terms -- determine if the recipient is exempt, and if not, deliver only to him and record his ID.