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Measure Details

The Safety for All Act of 2016

California Ballot Measure - Proposition 63

Election: Nov. 8, 2016 (General)
Outcome: Passed



Argument For


Argument Against


Requires background check and Department of Justice authorization to purchase ammunition. Prohibits possession of large capacity ammunition magazines. Establishes procedures for enforcing laws prohibiting firearm possession by specified persons. Requires Department of Justice's participation in federal National Instant Criminal Background Check System. Fiscal Impact: 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.

Measure Text

A YES vote on this measure means: A new court process would be created for the removal of firearms from individuals upon conviction of certain crimes. New requirements related to the selling or purchasing of ammunition would be implemented.

A NO vote on this measure means: No new firearm - or ammunition-related requirements would be implemented.

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